Iceland is a mountainous island nation in the North Atlantic Ocean, located between Europe and North America. Though it is not part of the continental mainland, the country is considered as European. Only 10% of Iceland, Land of the Midnight Sun, is covered by glaciers. This land of breathtaking landscapes, boiling mud pools, geysers, glaciers and waterfalls is perfect for the adventurous. Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe. Summers are warm, with days lengthening until midsummer. During winter, the colorful lights of the Aurora Borealis in the night sky are amazing(if you're lucky!).
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Iceland is from late May to early September. May through June, is the perfect time to experience the natural phenomenon known as the 'Midnight Sun'. Winter begins from November till April. February is the coldest month. The Aurora Borealis is visible from October to March in various areas. Between October and January, daylight hours dwindle to 3 or 4 hours a day.
Important parts of Icelandic cuisine are lamb, dairy, and fish, due to Iceland's proximity to the ocean. Popular foods include:
The traditional Icelandic lopapeysa, a knitted wool sweater, scarves, gloves, hats and blankets. Beautifully crafted pottery and glass. Outdoor wear, haute couture. Jewellery in Celtic and Norse patterns.
Iceland is very well connected via any European point like Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt…. Some of the best connections are offered by Air France, KLM, Jet Airways along with Iceland Air for out of Europe connections for the Indian passengers. Domestic airlines provide daily flights between Reykjavík and most major destinations.
However, from December, 2018 WOW Airways of Iceland will fly direct from Delhi to Reykjavik Airport in Iceland.
Getting around in Iceland is easy, but travelers should always take precaution.
The car is the most common mode of transport and car rental agencies can be found in most major towns. Beware that Iceland's beautiful and rugged landscape also contains some difficulties for the driver. Drive carefully and monitor the weather forecast, especially during winter. Large portion of the Icelandic road system is made up of gravel roads, particularly in the highlands.
Iceland has no railways.
Bus companies cover the country with their network.
There is also a number of ferry services connecting ports.
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