Whatever your perceptions of Iceland may be, they are possibly off the mark, or at least dated, as this small North Sea nation keeps on reinventing itself.
Iceland is often called the Land of Ice and Fire. Its spectacular natural landscapes showcase the ancient geothermal forces have been at work for thousands of years. Iceland is known for its volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, mountains, lava fields, waterfalls, and hot springs. The island's interior is a cold and uninhabitable combination of sand, mountains, and lava fields. From humble Nordic origins it has become one of Europe’s leading eco-paradises, boasting the largest national park in the European Union - Vatnajökull where you’ll discover pristine streams full of salmon, trails through glaciers, five-gaited Icelandic horses running wild, and bubbling pools of mud and sulphur to heal the body and mind. Many things in Iceland remain exactly as the Vikings found them around 1,100 years ago, especially the raw and dramatic glacial fjords.
At about 100,000 square kilometres, Iceland is small – with a population of just 350,000 making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. There is a volcanic eruption every 4 years on average. At 43.5 hours per week, they have the longest work week in Europe. The Icelandic language remains unchanged from ancient Norse.
Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.The major towns are the capital city of Reykjavík, along with its outlying towns of Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, and Garðabær, nearby Reykjanesbær where the international airport is located, and the town of Akureyri in northern Iceland.
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