Situated in the northern part of Europe, the island is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean Iceland is an under-rated part of Europe, characterised by its many natural charms because of its global positioning.
As one of the most sparsely populated European countries, with a population equivalent to London, due to its wide landscape, there are a great number of areas untouched by man and which present visitors with astounding assets of nature.
In terms of study, people from both the EU and outside the EU do choose Iceland as a valid place of study in which to gain a graduate or post-graduate qualification, and it can be under-estimated as such.
Whether studying in Iceland or whether you have chosen another country altogether, Iceland is a fascinating choice for those who want to be inspired by the forces of nature.
Far from a stereotypical urbanization of a capital city, Reykjavik contains few skyscrapers and offers instead a panoramic view of extraordinary mountains pointing to the sky, combined with its surrounding fjords and skylines. As the capital of Iceland, the city offers a range of outdoor pursuits, including glacier tours, hiking of the mountains and whale watching.
The Blue Lagoon
While going to Reykjavik, another place of interest is this lagoon, on the Reykjanes peninsula, which is an outstanding piece of natural pleasure with its deep waters naturally heated.
Visited by many thousands of tourists and long-term visitors, the lagoon is a natural pool that is steamed up and heated up by natural sources of the earth forces, such as bubbling volcanoes, from thousands of metres below the earth surface.
Hot Lava Springs
Iceland has located across it natural pools that are warmed by the heat from lava far below the ground. These have been long made a tourist attraction and are highly popular. Popular destinations for hot springs include Landmannalaugar, Reyjavnik’s popular Nauthholsvik Geothermal Beach and the Secret Lagoon, in a small village called Fludir. Of course, there are many more to experience.
National Museum of Iceland
Presenting more than 2,000 objects for visitors, which date back to the very first settlement days of Iceland to the present day, the museum has many visitors each year, fascinated how this sizeable country began its days. It is well worth seeing the hundreds of available photographs for yourself to see just how Iceland developed from its beginning to how it is today.
The Golden Circle
This area comprises of three particular locations, which are the stunning but powerful Gullfoss Waterfall, two central geysers and Þingvellir National Park. The park is names after its lake, and contains a host of other rivers and waterfalls. These are best visited while in Reykjavik as they are all located in the surrounding areas.