The Reykjavík Capital Area is the country’s largest and most populated city and currently home to 203.594 people, that’s two-thirds of the entire Icelandic population! Although it’s one of the smallest capital cities in the world, it’s still big enough to fit in six super-sized districts, with Reykjavík as the largest having a population of 118.814. Each district has its own elected council that governs the community and is responsible for the execution of legally determined projects.
The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights.
Þingvellir National Park the founding place of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also where the huge tectonic plates of America and Eurasia drift a part and the rift valley is there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest
Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the original geyser and one of Iceland’s most famous natural attraction. Here the ground shakes and steaming hot water erupts regularly from the Strokkur Geyser.
Gullfoss Waterfall, where you can walk down to the edge of the waterfall. Here the powerful glacial river ows down 32 meters and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
The South Coast of Iceland has many natural wonders and quaint villages to explore. During this tour we will travel through lava fields, past mountains and glaciers to the southernmost part of Iceland. We will visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the Solheimajokull glacier and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its rich birdlife, magnificent basalt column cliffs and stunning sea stacks.
This 90- km long peninsula comprises a world of diversity. Friendly towns and villages, spectacular mountains, a multitude of bird species nesting on treacherous cliffs, beaches of sand and pebbles popular among horsemen and rock skimmers, remnants and relics scattered here and there of times and ways of life long past. Saga sites and hiking trails.
The Snaefellsjokull National Park is at the westernmost part of the peninsula, including the mystical glacier Snaefellsjokull, as well as other unique sites such as Djupalonssandur, Thufubjarg and more.
In 2008, the communities of Snaefellsnes Peninsula were the first in Europe to receive certification from Green Globe, an international benchmarking system for sustainable travel and tourism.
The glaciers and ice caps of Iceland cover 11.1% of the land area of the country (about 11,400 km² out of the total area of 103,125 km²) and have a considerable impact on its landscape and meteorology. An ice cap is a mass of glacial ice that covers less than 50,000 km² of land area covering a highland area and they feed outlet glaciers. Glaciers are also contributing to the Icelandic economy, with tourists flocking to the country to see glaciers on snowmobiles and on glacier hiking tours.