Iceland is a country like no other. Where else will you find a country with 15 active volcanoes, 10,000 waterfalls, 800 hot springs, 11,500 square kilometres of glaciers, 1,000,000 puffins, exploding geysers, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun? Iceland is also closer than you think. Reykjavík, Europe’s northernmost capital, is closer to New York than Los Angeles and only 2-4 hours flying time from most major cities in Western Europe.
Iceland is Europe’s second largest island (103,000 sq. km). More than half of the population lives in or around the capital, Reykjavík. The rest of the population is dispersed around the coastal fringes, leaving the highland centre of the country uninhabited. Iceland is Europe’s youngest country, geologically speaking, and was also the last European country to be settled by man. On this unique island you will discover Mother Nature´s greatest contrasts; the perfect balance of fire and ice. Come to Iceland for the adventure of a lifetime.
Reykjavik – the City
Reykjavik is one of the most hospitable cities of the world and is home to 200,000 Icelanders, nearly 60 per cent of the country’s population. With a wealth of hotels, high-class restaurants, nightclubs, theatre and recreational facilities, including the world famous blue lagoon natural geothermic spa, which is located nearby, Reykjavik provides the perfect backdrop to the exhibition.