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Lake Mývatn Ultimate Experience

Available from Sunday

Lake Mývatn Ultimate Experience

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Northern Lights and fun activities This 3 night stay is the perfect way to visit the Lake Mývatn area in the north of Iceland in winter and enjoy the Northern Lights in the evening and sightseeing tours and activities during the daylight hours. Tours available: Husky dog sledding, Snowshoeing, Snowmobile tours, Nordic skiing, Fat Bike tours, Super-Jeep mountain tours and waterfalls and many more. Please be advised some tours can be bought on site, other tours are included..see included description.
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  • 4 days
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$2,395.27
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$2,395.27

Fat Bike Tour at Lake Mývatn from Reykjahlíð

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Fat Bike Tour at Lake Mývatn from Reykjahlíð

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Travel off the beaten path and get onto some of Iceland's rougher trails on a fat bike. Leaving from near Reykjahlíð village at Lake Mývatn, you head into the hills and mountains and, if conditions allow, onto the frozen lake. Each tour's exact route depends upon the day's weather conditions, but you can be sure to experience scenic nature and a thrilling ride. This small-group tour is limited to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.54
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$178.54

Biking Tour and Myatn Nature Baths from Reykjahlid

Available from May 1

Biking Tour and Myatn Nature Baths from Reykjahlid

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Cover more ground, and a wider variety of terrain, than possible on foot on this mountain bike tour from Mývatn. Visit the “underground bakery” where locals steam bake bread underground using the heat of hot springs. Continue past the first steam generator in Iceland and head to the old bathing caves close to the fissure cave of Grjótagjá. Afterward, relax in the natural steam baths of Mývatn Naturebaths before hopping back on your bike to return.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.81
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$125.81

Jökulsárgljúfur Hiking and Sightseeing in Vatnajökull National Park

Available from Thursday

Jökulsárgljúfur Hiking and Sightseeing in Vatnajökull National Park

This tour is a combination of hiking and sightseeing. We start our tour from Akureyri. Our first stop is Goðafoss [the waterfall of the Gods]. Afterwards we will keep on driving direction Lake Mývatn. Next stop will be Dettifoss waterfall. Dettifoss is Europe's second most powerful waterfall. Then it's off to Hljóðaklettar, a row of ancient craters shaped by the glacial river Jökulsá. This area is where we go hiking for about 2 hours in a very unique landscape. Then we head towards the ocean where we may be able to discover some puffins which are found in the area from May to beginning of August. Next it's time for coffee at Tungulending, a small coffee house located on the beach at Skjálfandi bay. From there we go to Húsavík and stroll around the harbour area. We end our tour driving back to Akureyri. This is a round trip.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,197.04
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$1,197.04
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Arctic Fox Travel Dettifoss lake Mývatn winter private super jeep tour

Available from Thursday

Arctic Fox Travel Dettifoss lake Mývatn winter private super jeep tour

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Explore the highlights of northern Iceland without the crowds on this private guided tour. Starting in Akureyri, head for the teeming Goðafoss waterfall and Lake Mývatn, before continuing on to Europe's largest waterfall Dettifoss.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,318.06
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$1,318.06
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Deacon Horse Riding Tour

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Deacon Horse Riding Tour

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To be free in the mountains on horseback is nothing short of breathtaking. Join us for the 1 1/2 hour adventure on horseback to the mountains. On this tour you have multiple opportunities to tölt your horse, a special gait known to Icelandic horses. At the end of the tour you are invited to join us for coffee and light refreshments. The 1 1/2 hour tour consists of a brief introduction to riding Icelandic horses. Then we set out for riding. We then return to Stable Stop for unmounting, photo opportunities with your noble steed and some light refreshments.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.60
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$140.60

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Deacon Horse Riding Tour

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Garún 1-Hour Horse Ride Tour

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Garún 1-Hour Horse Ride Tour

Our shortest tour that gives a great introduction to riding Icelandic horses. Take in the surrounding meadows and dramatic mountain ranges on the back of your pure-bred Icelandic horse. At the end of the tour you are invited to join us for coffee and light refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$95.86
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Turf House Horse Riding Day Tour

Available from Apr 3

Turf House Horse Riding Day Tour

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BAUGASEL TURF HOUSE: All day riding tour Adventurous? Then this is the tour for you. Ride through the breathtaking mountains and valleys to a traditional Icelandic cottage, try the local delicacies and enjoy the company of your horse and the wind in your hair. If you want to tölt your horse then this tour will let you try not only tölting but potentially all 5 gaits. You will try 2-3 of our horses for the Turf house tour. Food and refreshments will be supplied. SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: Intermediate to expert riders AVAILABILITY: Summer (April-September); Saturdays at 10:00 am Wear long pants and close-toed shoes, ideally with a little heel; safety gear supplied by Stable Stop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.58
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$287.58

Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

Available from Apr 15

Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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Iceland’s north coast is one of the best places in Europe to see whales in their natural environment. This 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri is limited to 12 passengers for a personalized experience, and offers the chance to spot humpback whales, mink whales, white-beaked dolphins, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.00
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$186.00
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Private Snæfellsnes Adventure

Available from Thursday

Private Snæfellsnes Adventure

Join our 10-hour private Snæfellsnes tour to explore the beautiful sights of Iceland. The waterfalls Bjarnafoss, Kirkjufellsfoss, the famous Kirkjufell Mount in Game Of Thrones and experience the caving activity included. Highlights of the tour: 1. Arnarstappi 2. Búðir 3. Vatnshellir cave 4. Djúpalónssandur beach 5. Kirkjufell mount And many other beautiful sights that we will pass on the way.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,283.79
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Private Luxury Tour of North Iceland-Your own trip

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Private Luxury Tour of North Iceland-Your own trip

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Iceland is home to soaring peaks and spectacular natural scenery, but the country’s rugged countryside makes exploring a challenge. On this tour, reach far-flung corners of northern Iceland by private vehicle and plan your route to hit the sites of most interest. Perhaps spin to natural attractions such as Goðafoss waterfall or Lake Mývatn, and see the best of Iceland with ease—with round-trip travel from your Akureyri accommodation included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,781.34
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$1,781.34
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Whales, Eyjafjörður and Akureyri by RIB

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Whales, Eyjafjörður and Akureyri by RIB

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Race through the Eyjafjörður fjord between the mountains in search of whales on this guided small-group tour. From inside a powerful rigid inflatable boat (RIB) get panoramic views of Akureyri in northern Iceland. Be on the lookout for puffins and other seabirds and search for whales in the fjord during this adventure.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.72
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$191.72
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Whale Watching from the Heart of Akureyri

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Whale Watching from the Heart of Akureyri

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Come face to face with the world’s largest mammals on this half-day whale watching excursion from Akureyri, Iceland’s scenic northern port city. Listen to stories about the history and culture of the region from your guide. Then, enjoy comfortable, first-class amenities as you cruise through Torfunefsbryggja Harbor, including an on-site bar with hot and cold drinks for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.45
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$99.45
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Horse Riding Tour to the Glacier River Delta with Waterfall

Available from Apr 16

Horse Riding Tour to the Glacier River Delta with Waterfall

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Experienced riders can enjoy a more intimate glimpse of rural Iceland on this small-group, horseback ride to Reykjafoss waterfall and the Héraðsvötn delta. Benefit from the insights of your guide as you trot along countryside trails, cross waterways, and admire sweeping views of the striking landscape, avoiding hidden costs with gear rental and a hot drink included in the price.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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$128.21

Horse Riding Tour in Varmahlíð

Available from Apr 16

Horse Riding Tour in Varmahlíð

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Experience the wild landscapes and rugged terrain of Iceland’s north—without disturbing the serene nature—on a guided horseback trek in Varmahlíð. Go with a guide who will lead you along a route tailored to your riding experience and move at a speed comfortable for you. A helmet is provided, as is rain gear if needed.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.85
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$101.85

The Viking North Iceland Horse Riding in Winter Experience

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The Viking North Iceland Horse Riding in Winter Experience

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On this exceptional “off-season” trip, you‘ll enjoy the diversity of the Icelandic landscape without the haste of the summertime. Our reliable and strong horses will carry you directly into nature´s tranquility and won’t mind frozen ground or scrunching snow. We ride along farmers’ trails and head for the impressive waterfall “Reykjafoss”. During wintertime, it‘s frozen and full of icicles. You will never forget the unique experience of exploring your surroundings on horseback – just like the Vikings did. Please let us know if you have any previous riding experience. This helps us choose the right horses for you. You can do this on the check out page.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.27
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$86.27

Family Friendly Horse Riding Tour in Skagafjörður

Available from Apr 16

Family Friendly Horse Riding Tour in Skagafjörður

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Mount your Icelandic horse and set off with your small group to discover Skagafjörður’s striking landscape on this family-friendly riding tour, suitable for any level of experience. Soak up scenic views and benefit from your guide’s insider knowledge as you trot along ridges, rivers, and rolling trails, keeping warm with gear rental and a hot drink provided.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.89
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$71.89

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Arctic Circle Express

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Akureyri Airvan Flight: Arctic Circle Express

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With diverse wildlife and a rich Icelandic culture, Grimsey Island lies off the northern shores of Iceland—but its remote location makes it difficult to reach. On this tour, take to the skies by fixed-wing aircraft and admire unrivalled views over the Arctic Circle scenery. Spot native humpback whales and puffins in their natural habitat, and sample traditional cuisine with local villagers during a 2-hour stop on the island.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$559.18
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$559.18

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Iceland Highland Ultimate

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Akureyri Airvan Flight: Iceland Highland Ultimate

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Get a unique view of the treasures of Iceland's Highland region on this scenic air tour from Akureyri. Soar above Askja caldera, training ground for NASA astronauts; Mt Herthubreith and the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest and most voluminous icecap in Iceland and the largest glacier in Europe.  Over the duration of the flight, you will also experience the sight of lava fields and waterfalls from the air, giving you an unparalleled perspective of Icelandic nature, away from the tourist crowds.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$524.04
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$524.04

Akureyri Airvan Flight: Diamond Circle

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Akureyri Airvan Flight: Diamond Circle

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There are few better ways to admire the striking landscapes of north Iceland's Diamond Circle than from the sky. During this flight from Akureyri, you’ll enjoy aerial views of world-renowned natural landmarks including Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, and Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. See, too, the visionary tableau of Vatnajökull National Park and relish the intimate atmosphere of this small-group tour, limited to only seven guests.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.78
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$421.78

West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

Available from Thursday

West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

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Float over class 2 and 3 rapids in the West Glacial River on this guided rafting tour. After getting outfitted in the included wetsuits and helmets, enter the canyon on a raft with your onboard and experienced guide. Make your way down the river, enjoying views of the high canyon walls and unique geology.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00

Lava Tube Ice Cave Lofthellir

Available from Saturday

Lava Tube Ice Cave Lofthellir

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Lofthellir Ice Cave is a permafrost, Ice-Cave inside a Lava Tunnel, boosting incredible ice formations, some hundreds of years old. The tour starts from Lake Mývatn area, the journey to the cave leads you through rugged tracks along incredible geology. You will be provided with a helmet, headlamp and studded boots for better grip, inside this Ice Cave. We travel slowly and safely into the cave in a single line, guided by your cave guide, whom will help you to safely move through the cave. The entrance of the cave is the most narrow part of the cave and you will need to crawl through. How ever with every step you take into the cave it just get’s bigger! A lost world of Ice and magic awaits, frozen in time, frozen in place
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.78
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$245.78

Dettifoss Waterfall - Europes most powerful waterfall

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Dettifoss Waterfall - Europes most powerful waterfall

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Get an intimate glimpse of Iceland’s iconic waterfalls on this full-day tour to Dettifoss, Selfoss, and Hafragilsfoss, saving time with hassle-free transfers directly from Mývatnsstofa. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide as you explore the thundering cascades as part of a small group, avoiding hidden costs with any necessary snow gear provided.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$249.23
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$249.23

Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small Group Tour

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Akureyri North Iceland Waterfalls and Nature Baths Small Group Tour

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North Iceland boasts many natural wonders, including lava formations, waterfalls, thermal pools, and more. This small-group tour from Akureyi covers the best in a convenient day trip, including an optional swim at Myvatn Nature Baths. Marvel at the waterfalls at Godafoss, Dettifoss, and Selfoss; view Lake Myvatn, hot springs, and the Dimmuborgir lava fields, and then choose to bathe in the naturally heated Myvtan baths. Hotel and airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$234.85
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