Introduction

 IntroductionA land of startling natural beauty, fascinating history and one of the hippest club scenes in Europe, Iceland is compellingly different to the rest of Europe.

Most noted for geothermal pools like the Blue Lagoon, the country’s landscape is a hotbed of volcanic activity and spurting lava, interspersed with gushing waterfalls and lush green plains. Belying the country’s name, the climate is relatively mild though ice caps and glaciers abound.

Though tourism has been making significant headway over the past few years in Reykjavik, head out to the countryside and you’re likely to find small communities that are resolutely unaffected by globalisation, although the inhabitants are among the most informed and well-educated people you’ll come across in the world.

With less than 300,000 inhabitants on the whole island, Iceland has managed to retain a sense of community and this is reflected in the friendly attitude of its inhabitants, even in the capital, which, despite its trendy bars and stylish restaurants, manages to keep two feet firmly on the ground. With little in the way of heavy industry, the country is endowed with some of the purest and cleanest air in the world, which perhaps accounts for the wholesome good looks that abound in this part of the world.

It’s no wonder that an increasing array of people, from international musicians to nature lovers, are discovering the allure of this remote island. Whether you are drawn by the stunning natural scenery, thermal waters or Reykjavik’s now infamous nightlife, there’s no shortage of reasons to visit this northern jewel.

Note: There are a number of Indian restaurants in Reykjavik. Contact us for details.

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