There are deserts of black sand, boundless fields from a lava, glaciers, the volcanoes…Tremendous beauty! But how here to live? Live.
Iceland is located in the North Atlantic Ocean just south of the Arctic Circle. It is a part of Europe, not of North America.
Iceland is the world's 18th largest island, and Europe's second largest island following Great Britain.
There are also many geysers in Iceland, which erupts every 5–10 minutes.
The climate of Iceland's coast is sub polar oceanic. the south coast is warmer, wetter and windier than the north. Snowfall in winter is more common in the north than the south. The Central Highlands are the coldest part of the country.
The Central Highlands
There is a legend: when to Iceland night goes down, small trolls leave their caves and start to build stone pyramids. Well as still Icelanders can explain occurrence of these mysterious creations against a lunar landscape of the country? From where undertook these accurately combined heaps of stones? If someone searches for a scientific explanation, it is not the Icelander.
In Iceland will not construct road if it passes in a place where saw gnomes. Here at school learn that trolls of small growth, wear colored clothes, like to have fun and they are on friendly terms with people.
Reykjavík (In transfer with Icelandic a smoky bay), the capital and largest city
Reykjavík is often dubbed "the nightlife capital of the north". It is famous for its nightlife during the weekends.
Icelanders tend to go out late so bars that look rather quiet can fill up suddenly—usually after midnight on a weekend.
There are over 100 different bars and clubs in Reykjavík; most of them are located on Laugavegur and its side streets. It is very common for an establishment that is a café before dinner to turn into a bar in the evening. Closing time is usually around 6 am at weekends and 1 am during the week.
There is a wide range of high quality restaurants in Iceland, serving specialties including freshly caught seafood, meat from naturally reared animals and prize game from the unspoilt countryside.
Iceland offers a fine variety of all kinds of foods produced locally. The quality is excellent, in part because of a very clean environment. Perhaps the best is lamb meat, mostly because the sheep range freely in the mountains. Iceland has strict regulations relating to meat production.
Delicacy of Icelandic's dish “Sad blockhead”
Perlan — a glass dome resting on five water tanks
Hallgrímskirkja — the largest church in Iceland
Blue Lagoon — geothermal spa located near Reykjavík
In one of interview the guitarist of the Icelandic group «Gus Gus» Siggi Kjartansson said: «When in Reykjavik you come to swim for a while in pool, the prime minister flops in the next booth and in shop near to the house it is possible to meet the president of the country».
If you decided to visit Iceland…
All inhabitants of Iceland have the right of access to the best possible health service at any given time for the protection of their mental, social and physical health.
Skaftafell national park is situated at the foot of Skaftajökull, one of 46 outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier. Skaftafell is a wooded area surrounded by expanses of sand desert deposited by glacial rivers.
Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Europe (8,400 km2). It covers 8% of Iceland and has an average thickness of 400 m.There are still active volcanos under the ice.
The Blue Lagoon was formed when the adjacent geothermal energy station started operations.It is a completely unique phenomena. The water is rich in minerals and is used for relaxation, as well as medical purposes.
Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) is among Europe's largest waterfalls.
Questioning 2% 6% -in autumn 4% 22% 20% 31% -in summer 15% -in spring 4)When would you like to visit this country: 6% 37% 20% 37% -by plane 3)Do you prefer to travel: 6% -to improve your health 5% -to get an education 37% 15% 37% -to have a rest 2)Why would you like to visit it: 6% 37% 20% 37% 1)What country would you like to visit: Iceland Egypt England France Questions
To tell the truth, you can have the good rest in each of these countries (France, Egypt, England and Iceland). The most important that should you have amazing impression after the rest. In the next trip you will visit other parts of the world which will give you unforgettable sensations.
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