Iceland is renowned for its beautiful lunar landscape forged by ice and fire. The county will fascinate you with its geysers, lava fields, lakes with floating icebergs and scenery later! National parks and natural attractions are not lacking on this island... Iceland is the country where the stories of Vikings were written and where nature takes the place. You can also visit museums throughout the country that evoke the history of this people.
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland is probably your arrival point. The Icelandic capital has many points of interest. A 50 km from the capital of Iceland is the Blue Lagoon: a nature reserve only in the middle of a lava field. If the weather is bad, you can copy the Icelandic traditions and immerse yourself in the warm waters of the lagoon (35° all year round). Iceland is a country with vast natural spectacles: erupting volcanoes, geysers with strong presence in the country, you will be able to observe this characteristic feature very close to the capital. Northwest fjords constitute a beautiful table with the small fishing ports. The hotels are non-existent in this region of the country, you can sleep in shelters or schools (if you do not have a sleeping bag, you can rent!)
Visiting Iceland and its great outdoors will challenge sport and adventure lovers and other travellers with its wide range of activities such as sightseeing tours, hiking, biking, trekking, horseback riding or round of golf under the midnight sun, you will find much on what your heart desires.
The center of Iceland is very mountainous. Do not forget warm clothes, hiking shoes, rubber boots and swimsuits to enjoy the hot pools in the region. You will discover the large wild plains, dormant volcanoes and cross through beds of lava. Further north lies the town of Akureyri, it is the starting point for tours to visit Myvatn, a bird reserve, bordered by extensive lava, volcanoes and craters.
Colonized by the Vikings in the ninth century, Iceland has a rich literature that tells about their adventures. Take a tour of museums to discover many things about this people, their gods and legends. Icelanders are passionate about literature and read a lot. While talking to them, you will find people very attached to their country.
Touring Iceland is still quite expensive. If you go to Iceland between May and September you can attend various folk festivals.
One imagines an icy climate while thinking about location of Iceland in vicinity of the Arctic Circle... But Iceland profits from the Gulf Stream, which comes to temper the cold oceanic climate of the island. The range of temperatures is very low. It makes an average temperature of 0 ° C in January and 11 ° C in summer. But what characterizes the climate of Iceland is that it changes very quickly. The Icelanders say: “If you do not like the weather, wait ten minutes!” So a windbreaker, wool sweaters, season clothing and swimwear is required.
The humidity is quite large. It rains more in southern and northern hemispheres. The wind, which is responsible for rapid changes of time, often blows. It causes sand storms in the interior land. The northern regions are the coldest in winter.
The sun sets only a few hours, and even a few minutes in June, it is soon to disappear from November to January. The days are very short in winter. From October, you can admire splendid northern polar lights (aurora borealis).