“Land of Fire and Ice”
A remarkable land of stark contrast awaits. Even the most seasoned of travellers will find something enthralling here. Visitors find an eclectic mix of everything from lava flows, bubbling hot springs, rugged fjords, geysers, glaciers and icecaps. You will be treated to ethereal beauty, landscapes that can only be described as mythical and a population that’s rich in cultural heritage and identity.
All this makes Iceland the perfect destination for your next vacation. Over the last decade this pristine and remote Scandinavian country, lying on the edge of the Arctic Circle, has become one of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations. Geographically the country sits on a volcanically active hot-spot which is why it is often referred to as “the land of Fire and Ice”. Lying directly on top of the mid-Atlantic ridge, a tectonic fault line between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Iceland is still evolving today.
Iceland is Europe’s least populated country, with only 278,000 people. Her rich historic and vibrant Scandinavian culture lives strong to this day though, and it is said the Icelandic language is the closest living language to ancient Norse, the language of the original Viking settlers.
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