be literally termed as a country in the making with a vast volcanic
laboratory, where mighty forces shape the land and shrink you to an
awestruck speck. The country’s natural features eruptions of lava; gushing
geysers such as Geysir in The Golden Circle (the original after which all
were named); hot springs; tearing fissures and slow, grinding glaciers are
so cinematic that at times they seem unreal. Bathe in turquoise pools, stand
behind a toppling cascade or walk across a glaring-white icecap to
experience the full weirdness of Icelandic nature.
is infectious: hidden energy and a desire to shape the world are Icelandic
traits. Head to the bohemian village of Seyðisfjörður in The East, and don't
miss vibrant Reykjavík. That clean, green little capital, must contain the
world’s highest concentration of dreamers, authors, poets and musicians;
you'll meet them on the high-spirited runtur, the city’s wheeling
weekend pub crawl. Iceland’s creatures are larger-than-life too: there’s no
better place on earth to come eye-to-eye with sleek, spouting whales than in
Húsavík. Fearless little puffins flutter and bill in their millions along
the tops of towering sea-cliffs.
is Europe’s the second largest island . Located just south of the Arctic
Circle, it is situated just east of Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The geographical location of Iceland is such that it is one of the most
volcanically active regions of the world, and has a large abundance of
plateaus and glaciers...........
Gulf Stream effects
the climate of Iceland's climate. Summers are mild and winters rather cold.
The colourful Aurora Borealis (Northern
Lights) appear from the end of August. From the end of May to the beginning
of August, there are nearly 24 hours of daylight in Reykjavík,............
Culture of Iceland has a flavor of its own, just like the culture of more
exotic and far-away places, like, say, Mexico.The language is unfamiliar to
the visitor. It is unlike anything spoken elsewhere, though the written form
strongly resembles that used in the Faeroe Islands...........
During the year 330 BC an explorer named Pytheas sailed north from
Marseilles (in modern France) to discover how far the world would reach in
that direction. He navigated the British Isles and the northern seas and
wrote about an island that he called Thule or Ultima Thule in his...........