Iceland is Europeĺs westernmost, least populated country. With just 287 km distance to Greenland, the arctic circle crosses the northernmost parts of Iceland and about 11% of the country is covered with glaciers.
Contrary to what may people think, there are still a number of hours of daylight in the middle of winter. There can be snow (though due to global warming Iceland has been getting progressively warmer for the last three years) and the Northern Lights can be spectacular on cold clear nights. But in midsummer the sun never sets and the temperature can rise to 20░C (68░F).
Iceland hosts a great diversity of landscapes ranging from powerful glacial rivers, active volcanos and deserts of black sand to meadows, beautiful waterfalls and colourful mountains. Learn more about Iceland by viewing some basic facts.
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