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Cheap Flights to Iceland

A Nordic island country, Iceland is located between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic. It is known to be the least populated country in Europe.

Many travelers visit Iceland for its beautiful landscape. The country’s topography is composed mostly of mountains, glaciers and plateaus characterized by sand and lava fields. However, when planning a trip to Iceland, one must consider the best season to travel. Due to the country’s location so close to the Arctic Circle, the daylight hours vary significantly between seasons. Around the month of June, the sun only sets briefly each night and it does not even get fully dark before the sun comes back out again. During the March and September equinoxes, days and night are evenly distributed. However when traveling to Iceland around December, there will be almost 20 hours of darkness. Summer season is usually the recommended time to visit to get the most out of a holiday in Iceland.

Despite its name and although 10% of the country is covered by glaciers, it actually has a mild climate with several geothermal hot spots. Iceland has a subpolar oceanic climate that varies depending on the part of the island. The south coast of Iceland tends to be warmer, windier and wetter than that of the northern coast. The coldest part of the country would be in the Central Highlands while the northern low-lying inland areas are most arid.

There are many wonderful places to visit in Iceland and a variety of activities available. Here are just a few of the most recommended tourist spots to add to the itinerary:

Blue Lagoon – One of the most popular and visited tourist attractions in the country, the Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in a lava field in Grindavik, southwest of Iceland. The warm waters of the lagoon are rich in minerals such as sulfur and silica. It is believed to be that swimming in the Blue Lagoon can help those suffering from skin diseases.

Gullfoss – Also known as Golden Falls, the Gullfoss is a waterfall that is located in southwest Iceland in the canyon of Hvítá river. It is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations. The waterfall is unique in its “structure”. The river of Hvítá supplies the water as it rushes southward and around a kilometer before the falls, it turns sharply to the right then flows down into a wide and curved three-step structure similar to a staircase. The water then abruptly falls in two stages into a crevice that is 105 feet deep.

Hallgrímskirkja – This uniquely shaped structure is a Lutheran parish church located in Reykjavik. It stands 244 feet tall and is considered to be Iceland’s sixth tallest architectural structure. It is also the largest church in the country. The structure was built to resemble the basalt lava flows of the country’s structure and was named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, an Icelandic poet, clergyman and author of the Passion Hymns.

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