Hang out with the seal colony at Ytri-Tunga Beach. Watch for humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins. Take in the shear sea cliffs, white-tipped mountain peaks, magnificent waterfalls and lush countryside. With this kind of impressive landscape, Iceland’s a real natural wonder.
Home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes and the largest glaciers in Europe, Iceland is one of the youngest landmasses on the planet, and the last country to be settled in Europe. First inhabited by Vikings, isolation and a dramatic extreme environment—waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, fjords, highlands, mountain, geothermal pools, hot springs, black sand beaches and steaming lava fields—have shaped this magnificent country and its people. With a deep storytelling tradition and an extraordinary literary scene, Icelanders have strong bonds to family, tradition and nature. It’s also the land of the midnight sun. Light and dark. Days in winter with very little sunlight. And long summer days perfect for exploring spectacular landscapes. As one of the most volcanically active areas on earth, Iceland boasts an incredible natural environment and vast resources of geothermal energy, used to heat approximately 90% of housing and more than 170 public swimming pools around the country. Indeed, Iceland puts on quite a natural show.