Iceland is “The Land of Fire and Ice”. Although it’s part of Europe, Iceland has its own language (Icelandic, though the majority of people also speak English), currency (Icelandic krona), and government. Reykjavik is the capital city, and about two thirds of the population live in Reykjavik.
The main reason why people travel to Iceland is to experience the vast natural beauty of the country. Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in the world, as well as the most active volcanoes. There are so many waterfalls, geothermal areas, geysers, fjords, mountains, and black sand beaches.
As for wildlife, you can go whale watching, puffin watching, and you’ll likely also spot some Icelandic horses. If you’re lucky, you might see Arctic Foxes in the Westfjords, and you’re likely to spot sheep everywhere you go.
Here are our Iceland travel guides and Iceland itineraries to help you plan your trip. I’ve split them up by geography (Reykjavik/Golden Circle, South Iceland, North Iceland, East Iceland, West Iceland, and Westfjords), and you can also find some broader Iceland travel topics here, too.