Visit Iceland: 14 things you need to know

Iceland, landscape

Iceland, quite literary land of ice and fire, is located next to the arctic circle and is famous for its unreal landscapes. Massive glaciers are preserved in national parks and there are several very lively volcanoes with lava fields. Geysers and hot springs are so common that capital, Reykjavik, is run on geothermal power and is a world known for massive use of renewable energy.National parks such as Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull, whose names is difficult to spell, let alone pronounce, are homes to many natural wonders and breathtaking scenery. Glacier lakes and cascading waterfalls are very common and spectacular, together with northern lights, that is amazing natural phenomena from this part of the world.

Reykjavik: compact, colorful and exciting

Reykjavik, winter

Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is sitting on the island’s west coast. It’s Iceland’s largest city but comparing to other world capitals, Reykjavik is tiny. Despite its size, Reykjavik has lots to offer and it is also the main starting and ending point of exploration of Iceland. Popular ‘Golden Circle’ route starts in Reykjavik.