Information for Travelers
Iceland is a Nordic island state whose spectacular landscape is characterized by volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields.
This sparsely populated country, situated on the edge of the Arctic Circle, sits atop one of the most volcanically active areas in the world.
The island of fire and ice has become one of the world's top travel destinations for nature lovers looking for something different.
Vatnajökull National Park and Snæfellsjökull are protected areas for huge glaciers.
Much of the population lives in the capital Reykjavik, which is largely supplied by geothermal energy.
As a result, the air is wonderfully clean and the rugged, unspoiled landscapes remain ripe for unforgettable exploration and adventure.
In Reykjavik you will find the National Museum and the Saga Museum, which deals with Iceland's Viking history.
Volcanoes and other seismic activities have regularly reshaped parts of the country.
In 1963, a new island, Surtsey, emerged from the sea off the south coast.
Icelanders, however, took advantage of this geological chaos and use geothermal energy to heat their homes and businesses and increase their leisure time.
Just 40 minutes' drive from Reykjavík, the most iconic of geothermal spas is a must-see tourist attraction.
You will find natural baths in clear blue waters, in the shade of a power station.
An entire Lagoa Azul industry has grown up around this attraction since it became a hit with locals in 1976.
Water from underground hot springs reaches 37-39 degrees Celsius and is considered to be highly beneficial to health and skin.
Read about Iceland in Wikipedia