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.

How to get from Reykjavik to Blue Lagoon Iceland.

How to get from Reykjavik to Blue Lagoon Iceland.

The Blue Lagoon Reykjavik trip is one of the most popular things to do in Iceland. No visit to Iceland is complete with a trip to the Blue Lagoon. But do you know how to get to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik? We have all the Blue Lagoon Reykjavik options for you in...

Dyrholaey Lighthouse South Coast Iceland

On our way back from Vik on the South Coast of Iceland for some reason, we just turned up a few random roads towards the coastline. It was more out of a sense of adventure and knowing that we may never come back here so it was just to see what we could find. One of...

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16 essential Iceland travel tips

There are so many things written about Iceland what to do and what not to do. Everyone has a different idea and expectation when they get there. We visited Iceland in January. We were told it was an expensive place to visit but we were still not prepared for the cost...

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