The landscape of Iceland is without a doubt its greatest attraction. Nature has endowed Iceland with extremes and magnificent landscapes and still is adding new features to it all the time. It might not be the oldest inhabited country, but it has the oldest continuous parliament in the world. Althingi, the parliament of Iceland, situated in Thingvellir, was set up in the year 930.Nestling between mainland of Europe and Greenland in North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is the westernmost country of Europe. Covering an area of 1,03,000 sq km, Iceland is among the smallest European countries; of which nearly 10% is covered by glaciers.
Even when most of Iceland is covered with ice, the southwesterly winds ensure a moderate climate and attract visitors mainly between April and September.
The country of Iceland is filled with volcanoes, hot geysers, glaciers waterfalls. Iceland is volcanically active country and and has some of the most frequently erupting volcanoes in the world. Hekla is one of them and has erupted more than 16 sixteen times.
Looking at the hot springs, constantly spitting fissures, unimaginably powerful geysers, one feels that they are watching a new world getting shaped inch by inch.
Though the population of Iceland is not very huge, the people are known to live their lives pretty lavishly and cleanly. In the year 2007, Iceland was adjudged the country with the highest Human Development index in the world. Many tourists who come to Iceland just to experience the nature at its most weirdest, are pleasantly taken aback with the rich culture that is on display. Their cuisine, handicrafts and traditions have become a major attraction of Iceland
Sitting surrounded by mountain, glaciers and geothermal landscapes. Reykjavk is the capital and the largest city of Iceland. It would also be one of the cleanest cities you would have seen. Reykjavk is situated on the southwestern side of Iceland which experiences far more pleasant climate than east