Iceland is an island of 103.000 km2 (39,756 sq. miles), about one-third larger than Scotland or Ireland. It’s an island where nature dominates. Apart from the modern capital Reykjavik, there are mostly small towns. There are fishing villages, farms and hamlets clustered along the coastal fringes. The interior is totally uninhabited and unmarked by mankind. You’ll find a starkly beautiful wilderness of ice fields, windswept upland plateaus, infertile lava and ash deserts and icy glaciers like Vatnojökull, the largest in Europe. Iceland’s location on the Mid-Atlantic ridge gives it one of the most volcanically active landscapes on Earth.
The breathtaking landscape is an inspiration to many kind of artist. Iceland’s summers are warm, lush and green. The sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. During the winter you can marvel at the amazing lights of the aurora in the night sky.