These long hours of darkness combined with snow cover and the spectacular Northern Lights set a very romantic mood and one conducive for music.
Northern Lights of Iceland is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Van Allen radiation belt (a layer of energetic charged particles that surround the Earth) is "overloaded" with particles that flow down the magnetic field of the Earth and crash into the luminesce materials in the atmosphere - in the area of the ionosphere, causing them to release energy.
Iceland's waterfalls are famous throughout the world thanks to their diversity and breathtaking beauty. In Iceland, there are hundreds of waterfalls that are coming out of the mountains or flowing from the high peaks where the snow never melts.
For the last few years, Iceland became more and more popular destination for family trips. Being one of the safest countries in the world and also known as one of the cleanest, Iceland is famous for its citizen's high priority environmental concern. The economic crisis that occurred in 2008 crushed the economy of the island, turning it from one of the world's most expensive countries, to a country, which it is possible to visit without spending a fortune.
Although summer is the ideal time to travel in Iceland, many people ask if it is also recommended visiting Iceland in winter. Are the popular tourist attraction sites open? What about the hotels? Transportation? Is Iceland ready for tourists in the winter? Here are some ideas in brief about the winter trip to Iceland. The winter visit to Iceland is like visiting another Iceland - the dominant green landscape turns white and it is a good time to take out the snowmobiles and the skis.
If you already had a day tour in Reykjavik and you into escaping the city for a bit and enjoying some nature, culture and art. You better visit Videy Island (Viðey in Icelandic).
Few travelers come to Iceland because of its museums. Iceland is a country with relatively poor urban and personal accomplishments history and accordingly, museums of Iceland are not competing with museums in other countries in Europe, which boast with a rich history of hundreds or even thousands of years.
There is a variety of volunteer programs in Iceland. Several local Icelandic organizations and some from other countries too, offer the volunteer trips to Iceland. The volunteer programs are available for different durations from a week to several months. Volunteering in Iceland can be a wonderful experience for students or people who like to contribute to society, and this is a great way to visit Iceland relatively cheaply and meet people from all over the world.
Geothermal swimming pools for Icelanders are like a sauna for Finns. This is not just a leisure activity, it is one of the pillars of the local culture. In Iceland, there are about 200 swimming pools, probably more than in any other country per head of population.