Most of Iceland is a rough and uninhabited terrain, a desolate desert of mountains, lava, sand and lakes. There are also several glaciers, such as Vatnajökull Glacier, which is the largest in Europe.
The central highlands of Iceland is one of the most stunning places in the world, characterized by its spectacular natural resources that fill the horizon in all directions.
The land is often impassable and the winter weather climate can be harsh at any time of the year. Iceland's territory is almost entirely deserted and has 400 buildings throughout the entire region from old shepherd huts to modern style accommodations. Descriptions of ancient literature describe how the first settlers occupied and explored the island whilst searching for convenient ways to cross the mountainous terrain.