Iceland

Iceland (Listeni/ˈslənd/; Icelandic: Ísland pronounced: [ˈistlant])[7] is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.[8] The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the south-west of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. 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 still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

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We travelled to Iceland in the European winter of 2017. Iceland with kids was a great place to explore the natural environment. Travelling in Iceland was very easy with car hire. Iceland attractions are easily reached independently or on a tour. We went on a Northern Lights tour in Iceland. You will find many things to do in Reykjavik and the surrounding areas. Please take the time look at our Iceland travel guides page.

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