It’s no surprise that the attractions of Iceland are going to be associated with snow, but as this is the Land of Fire and Ice, the island’s volcanoes have more than played their part in the creation of this amazing country that lies within the Arctic Circle. Iceland is stark and beautiful and its people hugely welcoming. The geography plays a huge part in the reasons travelers choose to brave the cold to see the best attractions of Iceland.
The capital city, Reykjavik, has gained attention and recognition as one of the liveliest of Europe’s tourist destinations. As well as being the optimal place to base yourself for exploring the attractions of Iceland, it makes for a fabulous city break. To the east is the Old City with parks, playgrounds, loud music and a high level of activity. The focal point for complete enjoyment is the Austurvöllur Square, with over 200 cafes, restaurants, discos and much more, and designed to cater for all tastes. It is the Reykjavik party that lasts until the early hours of the morning. For those who prefer a quieter side, there are churches and some very interesting museums and galleries to visit.