Iceland is a fascinating country in between northern Europe and North America. Located in the middle of the Atlantic, this land of fire and ice is a freezing destination full of natural wonders that will take your breath away. From imposing waterfalls to mythical trolls and elfs, Iceland has it all!

I was in the country for a few days in January 2016 with some friends. Have you already visited Iceland? How was your experience? Tell me about it in the comments below.


Basic facts

  • Population: 368.000 people
  • Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK). Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: Icelandic.
  • Territories: there are 8 regions in the country.
  • Main cities: Reykjavik (capital), Akureyri, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjoerdur.
  • History: the country became independent in 1944, after decades under Norwegian and Danish rule.
  • Fun fact: did you know that about 11% of Iceland is covered by glaciers?

Things to do

Visit the capital city of Reykjavik

Explore the Golden Circle

Admire the imposing waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss or Gullfoss

Good to know when travelling to Iceland

This destination is very cold, even during the summer time, so pack accordingly!

More about Iceland…

Get inspired by my trip around the country and read my travel-related blog posts!


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