Contrary to its name, Iceland is not a country of frozen tundra that could be cut up and used to keep your soft drink cold. After all, only eleven percent of the island is glaciated. Hardly enough land to warrant its name. But Iceland is cold and it is far up there when you look on a map and people have been calling it by its name for years so that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
The name might scare some people away, which for a traveler is a very good thing because the less people tromping around this beautiful country the better. The word is out that Iceland is a great place to travel and as a result it is seeing an increasing number of tourists each year. The main attraction is the geography. It is home to more fjords, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and other amazing things than your eyes will be able to process.
What to do
The main attraction is the geography. It is home to more fjords, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and other amazing things than your eyes will be able to process.
The famous Blue Lagoon near the main airport is probably the most famous single attraction in the country, and the capital of Reykjavik is an enjoyable city with great nightlife, although it can be insanely expensive too.
Iceland is a remarkably advanced and sophisticated country. As a result, it is also very easy for a visitor to navigate. With cheap flights from Europe and stopover deals on flights from North America, getting to Iceland is now easier than ever. Take a gander at the airfare to Iceland
if you are looking for a deal.
Where to stay
Perhaps the biggest drawback to Iceland is the cost. It is bloody expensive to live there and finding deals on accommodations can be a real challenge. You can do some advanced planning by searching for hostels
on the island.