Iceland is a Nordic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, with only 335 thousand inhabitants, most of whom live in the capital, Reykjavík, a tourist destination that is popular for having several interesting museums and a few modern buildings. Other tourist landmarks include the geothermal area of Lake Myvatn, the Skaftafell Park, Asbyrgi Canyon and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, while Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Reykjanesbær, Akureyri, Stykkishólmur and Húsavík are some other cities and towns worth visiting. The Constitution of Iceland guarantees religious freedom, although the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland is the country’s official religion.
Often called the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland’s unique landscape combines geysers, volcanoes, hot springs, lava fields and enormous glaciers. In the province of Grindavík, you can visit the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, while in the Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks, you will be amazed by the enormous glaciers. See some beautiful landscapes through the live streaming webcams.
Although Iceland is located just outside the Arctic Circle, the Gulf Stream allows it to enjoy a temperate climate, with windy, mild winters and cool, humid summers, due to its high latitude and marine influence.