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Iceland is a Safe Destination

Aug 18, 2007
Iceland is a country of north western Europe, comprising the island of Iceland and its outlying islets in the North Atlantic Ocean between Greenland, Norway, Ireland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands. As of April 2007, it had a population of 309,699. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavaak.

A visit to Iceland gives you more choices for your vacation. In a single day you can walk on a glacier, watch graceful whales, read the ancient Sagas and indulge in award winning cuisine.

Iceland has unforgettable nature which begins on the doorstep of its clean and friendly cities and ends miles from human settlements. You can spend your time indoors in many museums and galleries, shopping for the latest designer fashions, or in a coffee house enjoying a frothy cappuccino. Or you can be outdoors on hikes, at festivals and parades or relaxing in the countries famous outdoor thermal swimming pools. The choice to roam as you please, to explore and have fun is the key to the Iceland experience.

Whether you visit Iceland to meet people or to get away from them, theres ample scope for doing both. Likewise you can find a peace and tranquillity that most modern city dwellers only dream about, or action more intense than youve even known as you battle with the elements and forces of nature themselves.

Iceland is a friendly, clean and safe destination where most people speak good English. You can mix and match options to create your own vacation, either independently or on specialized tours. Just think of it as simple diversity. A huge range of activities but on a small enough scale to make it easy to get around.

Winter, spring, summer or fall Iceland has it all. Winter heats up in Iceland. Despite what its chilly sounding name might suggest Iceland does not freeze to a halt in winter. Average January temperatures in many parts of Iceland are actually higher than those in New York and much of Icelands cultural life bursts into bloom from autumn to spring, before the long bright nights and the main travel season begin.

Outdoor life goes on as usual in Iceland throughout winter, with horseback riding and sightseeing all year round.

For thrills such as snow mobiling, you dont even need to go up on a glacier in winter because rental and tour operators will find you plenty of places to zoom around at liberty. Some sports even take on an added flair in winter like swimming in a heated outdoor pool in a blizzard.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Iceland Rental Site
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