What To Do In Iceland

View a Map of Iceland

Check out these articles from the Globetrooper Team in this country:

Iceland is a mountainous island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean, located between Europe and North America. Though not part of the continental mainland, the country is considered European. The name of the country - Iceland - may not be that appropriate: although 10% of Iceland is covered by glaciers, it has a surprisingly mild climate and countless geothermal hot-spots.

Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes. Because it is so close to the Arctic Circle, the amount of daylight varies dramatically by season. The sun sets briefly each night in June, but it doesn't get fully dark before it comes back up again. In the March and September equinoxes, days and nights are of about equal length, as elsewhere in the world. If you go in December, it's almost 20 hours of darkness. Summer is definitely the best time to go, and even then the tourist traffic is still mild. The midnight sun is a beautiful sight and one definitely not to be missed. It is easy to lose track of time when the sun is still high in the sky at 11pm. Early or late winter, however, can be surprisingly good times to visit. In late January, daylight is from about 10am to 5pm, prices are lower than in the high season, and the snow-blanketed landscape is eerily beautiful. (Some sites are, however, inaccessible in the winter).


What To Do In Iceland

Top Group Trips in Iceland

around the world in 365 days!

What To Do In Iceland
Hi my name is Tia I'm 21 an I've always had this dream of traveling and now I'm trying to make that dream come true I want to t... more

Explore the World

What To Do In Iceland
Planning over a year long trip around the World , i just want to experience the World and see most of it. It would be great if ... more

Beginner traveler, post-grad female, partner(s) wanted

What To Do In Iceland
I do not have an itinerary, just a list of countries I have always wanted to visit. Would like to find partner(s) to outline a... more

RTW

What To Do In Iceland
Tentative to change. Probably will include working, volunteering overseas. more

EUROPE and BEYOND!

What To Do In Iceland
The plan: Walk from one place to another, no time limit, no set route, take local advise and hit the road, Living off the land... more

Ultimate Gap Year:- Europe, Asia and Africa

What To Do In Iceland
Not really sure as to the order I'd like to visit these countries in, but know of plenty to do in each. I'm extremely fortunate... more

Travel around the world indefinitely

What To Do In Iceland
I'm a foodie / programmer / amateur photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm currently traveling around the world while wo... more

Top Group Trips in Western Europe

The Dream Starts Here. Be a part of it.

What To Do In Iceland
I'm a 32 yr old ex-paper pusher who caught the travel bug in 2008 and have since not been able to fully return to normal everyd... more

Backpacking Western Europe

What To Do In Iceland
Backpacking Western Europe via train mostly. The countries listed are a rough idea. If others have any places they are dying to... more

around the world in 365 days!

What To Do In Iceland
Hi my name is Tia I'm 21 an I've always had this dream of traveling and now I'm trying to make that dream come true I want to t... more

Sail the world

What To Do In Iceland
Plan to sail the world for 12-18 months. No set route. Only in the infancy planning at this point. Up for suggestions. Plan o... more

Explore the World

What To Do In Iceland
Planning over a year long trip around the World , i just want to experience the World and see most of it. It would be great if ... more

AROUND THE WORLD WITH LOW BUDGET

What To Do In Iceland
I am a female college Graduate. I am seeking for travel 2-4 buddies to travel to several countries, and stay for few months on... more

Beginner traveler, post-grad female, partner(s) wanted

What To Do In Iceland
I do not have an itinerary, just a list of countries I have always wanted to visit. Would like to find partner(s) to outline a... more

Vital Stats

Region Info Western Europe
Population 401.1 million
Highest Altitude 4,810 m
Mont Blanc, France 15,781 ft
Lowest Altitude -7 m
Lammefjord, Denmark -23 ft
Lowest Temperature -66.0 °C
North Ice, Greenland (1954) -86.8 °F
Highest Temperature 47.4 °C
Amareleja, Portugal (2003) 117.3 °F

Travel Trivia

This flag represents which country?

Trivia: This flag represents which country?

  •  
  •  
  •