One of the most agreed upon historical theories about Iceland is that the first visitors who discovered Iceland were monks who came from Scotland in the 8th century. However, the first human settlement in Iceland was at the end of the 9th century. Many of the peoples who first resided in Iceland came from Norway and Ireland.
Lots of travelers began to tour Iceland due to its unparalleled atmosphere. The iced rivers cover more than 10% of the whole surface area of Iceland. Some of these rivers host hot water springs at its outlets, which is one of the most matchless natural scenery in the entire globe.
Another amazing feature in Iceland is that it is the only place in the world where you can view the sun at midnight! Yes, the sun shines in Iceland all day long in the month of June, while in December; the sun shines most of the night. These exceptional ambiences attract many travelers to spend a vacation in Iceland.
In winter, guests who travel to Iceland can view the Aurora, these amazing pink, yellow, green, and blue lights that come from the North and South poles. Where else in the world would guests find beaches with black volcanic sand, this only occurs in Iceland.
Despite the fact that the winter season in the country is very cold, many tourists prefer to spend their holidays in Iceland when the ice, with its white bright color, covers almost everywhere, in a contradiction with the black color of the volcanic lavas. Of course, the winter season is the best time for ice-skating in Iceland with many wonderful places that are specified for skiing.
Regardless of the season, travelers who choose to spend a holiday in Iceland find a lot to explore. In spring, the sun shines like any other season. This enables all beings to shine as well. Iceland is featured for more than 200 types of birds making it the paradise destination for bird watching.
The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík that is famous for its many contradictories. In the city, one can view old houses made out of iron next to modern high apartments’ buildings. This is the only place in the world where tourists who visit Iceland can view the wonderful gardens next to volcanic rough terrains.
The wonderful countryside that surrounds the city of Reykjavík offers the guests with wonderful chances for fishing, golfing, sailing, mountain hiking, and horse back riding. Due to the fact that Iceland has the lowest population density in Europe, the country is highly recommended for recuperation.
Another popular touristic highlight included in many tours to Iceland is the Mývatn Lake. Located in Northern Iceland, the lake is one of the most picturesque lakes in the world that houses the largest and most various types of ducks and different birds.
There is also Dettifoss, the strongest waterfalls in Europe that is housed inside a national park that holds the same name. Moreover, the Vatnajökull National Park is the largest in Europe that is featured with several natural phenomena especially the stunning ice caves.
The Blue Lagoon is a natural hot water lake in Iceland where the temperature of the water being 40 degrees all year-long. This offers the guests who enjoy their vacations in Iceland with the chance to swim in the coldest weather one can imagine and feel warm in the same time. Situated only 40 kilometers away from the capital of the country, the lagoon also offers many curative services for guests coming from several places in the world.
Iceland is a different unique destination for a holiday. It is the land of various contradictions where the sun appears at night in the summer and the North Pole Aurora lights the sky in the winter. If you are looking for a dissimilar journey, organize your next vacation in Iceland.