We take the liberty to quote Lonely Planet as follows: “Anyone lucky enough to visit Iceland comes back goggle-eyed and open-jawed with tales of an untamed island of volcanoes (yes, including that volcano), waterfalls and unrivalled natural scenery. Iceland is literally a country in the making, a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the land and shrink you to an awestruck speck. The country’s natural features eruptions of lava; hot springs; tearing fissures and slow, grinding glaciers are so cinematic that at times they seem unreal. Bathe in turquoise pools, stand behind a toppling cascade or walk across a glaring-white icecap to experience the full weirdness of Icelandic nature”.
So much for the nature, but there are also people on the Island, people with a rich history and unrivaled cultural heritage. This remote, northerly island is an independent democratic republic, tiny but modern society with troubled economy and recently devalued currency which has made Iceland an affordable tourist destination.