Overview of Iceland
Iceland is sometimes also referred to as the Republic of Iceland. Iceland is located at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans and has a population of 325,671 and a total area of 103,000 km making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. It is also the Europe’s second largest island after Great Britain. It is also known to be the first country in the world to have a political party formed and led entirely by women. This country is also known to have a free-market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD nations.
Things to do in Iceland
The natural spa costs around 29 to 141 euros depending what package you go for but you can easily stay there all day as they have a selection of eateries including a pool-side cafe and the more extravagant Lava restaurant.
Visitors can get amazing day trips with specialist 4×4 drivers who will take you to seemingly unreachable places around the Langjokull glacier.
Thingvellir National Park
This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity as the Silfra in the Thingvellir National Park is the only place in the world where you can swim between two tectonic plates.
This is located at the farthest point of the golden circle, an area which offers several natural wonders. It is Iceland’s most beautiful and popular waterfall.
Geyser geothermal field
From gurgling pools to the erupting geysers, the landscape is alive with steaming activity.
Climate in Iceland
Iceland enjoys a much milder climate. The summer season is when tourists mainly flock Iceland is from late May to early September. During summer period tourists are normally advised to bring a windbreaker, rainwear, a thick pullover and sturdy walking shoes. The winter season is the abode of long nights, and severe winter storms.