Iceland, a country of extreme contrasts
Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, it is home to both some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the most active volcanoes in the world. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness, where long summer days with near 24-hours of sunlight are offset by short winter days.
Go to Gourmet Heaven: the Pearl is one of Reykyavik’s most striking buildings, a futuristic structure made of glass and steel.
Jump in a superjeep at http://www.superjeep.is
Look up the lights:with friendly local guides and everyone gets cups of warming hot chocolate, their photo taken under the lights, and a look at the stars through a telescope.
The Blue Lagoon is an oasis relaxation and probably the most famous touristic attraction.
1st out of 162 countries in the Global Peace Index
Iceland was the most peaceful country in the world for the fourth year running in 2015. The index looks at things like violent conflict, violent crime rates, freedom of the press, willing-ness to participate in wars, and political corruption.
Iceland means an ideal geographic location
Close proximity to everything.
Iceland is located midway between Europe and North America. Keflavík Airport near Reykja-vik is Iceland’s principal international airport. There are more than 140 daily departures from Iceland during summer and more than 80 daily departures during winter going all over the world.
Flight duration is 2.5-5 hours to Europe and 5-6 hours to the United States (East Coast) and Canada.
Daily Life in Mediaval ICELAND
Medieval Iceland was a rural, farming society; there were no villages or towns though temporary, seasonal settlements grew up at trading sites and fishing posts.
If you want to have amazing fun by reading Iceland’s history you may be surprised.
Events and tours in Iceland
1 Winter Lights Festival 2 – 5 February 2017
2 Reykyavik International Film Festival 28.09.2017/09.10.2017
3 https://www.everfest.com/iceland (events in Iceland)
4 Scenic food tour in iceland
6 Secret Solstic Iceland 2017
16-18 June 2017, Reykjavík, Iceland
The official site is full of Great content! Have a look at http://www.iceland.is/