Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Iceland is a land of vivid contrasts of climate, geography, and culture. Sparkling glaciers, such as Vatna Glacier (Vatnajökull), Europe’s largest, lie across its ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges; abundant hot geysers provide heat for many of the country’s homes and buildings and allow for hothouse agriculture year-round; and the offshore Gulf Stream provides a surprisingly mild climate for what is one of the northernmost inhabited places on the planet. 'Hitting headlines, topping bucket lists, wooing nature lovers and dazzling increasing numbers of visitors – there seems no end to the talents of this breathtaking northern destination. Iceland, is a symphony of elements, a power of nature, a Nordic nirvana and a very personal experience' - Lonely Planet
Top places to visit: Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park, Jokulsarlon, Husavik, Vatnajokull National Park, Selfoss, Skogar
Best time to visit:
For sightseeing: May to August, September
For whale watching: April to October, peak season being June, July, August.
For Northern Lights: Late September to March.