Are you planning to visit Iceland, Europe? Take a look the Iceland tour guide before you leave.
Iceland is located in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle. It is an island owned by Europe. This island has an area of over 39,000 sq. feet. This large area makes it the world’s 18th largest island. It is filled with active volcanoes and geysers. Over half of the island is tundra. It was recently nominated the most developed and wealthiest country in the world.
Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital and largest city. It is the trendiest city in the world, due to the bright colors and advanced architecture. The Blue Lagoon is a natural hot spring. It’s a milky-blue spa located 47km from the capital, Reykjavik.
Thingvellir National Park, Iceland:
The Thingvellir National Park is part of the World’s Heritage list and is a very interesting place to visit. At this park, two of the world’s platonic shelves are being ripped apart, the North-American and the European. Between September and April the Northern Lights are very visible and beautiful.
Gullfoss: If you are a nature lover who loves hiking, you can also enjoy a glacial hike or Iceland’s famous waterfall, the Gullfoss.
Iceland Climate: Winter runs from November to March. The average low temperature is 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer is from April to October with an average high temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit. The water on the islands coast usually remains ice free throughout the year.
The traditional Icelandic houses are constructed with turf roofs. You can see a turf house in Iceland on the image on right side.
An interesting feature about Iceland is that during their summer months they get a lot of daylight, up to 22 hours of light in June. But in the winter they have very few hours of daylight, only 4 hours of light in December and January.
Iceland Tourism Information:
The population of Iceland is 320,000. Their official language is Icelandic, which is a German-Nordic based dialect. English and Danish are popular secondary languages. 81% of the population is Lutheran.
Transportation: The airport is in Reykjavik, Iceland uses cars to travel, they have no railways. Cuisine is based on dairy, fish and lamb items
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