Iceland

Iceland Overview

Iceland is an island country that lies just below the Arctic Circle in the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. It is about 200 miles east of Greenland and about 650 miles west of Norway.

The icy capital has earned the reputation of being one of the hippest destinations in Europe and the epicenter of a cutting-edge rave culture.

Sometimes known as the Land of Ice and Fire because large glaciers lie next to steaming hot springs, geysers, and volcanoes, which create some beautifully surreal landscapes to experience. One of the must-sees is Gullfloss, the Golden Waterfall, and Myvat with its blue lake, waterfalls, geysers, mud pools and ponies. It’s also worth investigating the Blaa Lonid, and the Blue Lagoon.

CLIMATE

Summers are mild, and winters are cool. In Reykjavik, the average temperature is 52 °F (11 °C) in July and 30 °F (-1 °C) in January. The city gets about 30 inches of rain a year.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Reykjavik
POPULATION: 304,300
LANGUAGE: Icelandic, English, Nordic languages and German
CURRENCY: Iceland Krona
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +354
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC 0