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Being one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, Iceland is an ideal location for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. The Nordic country is situated quite a distance from mainland Europe and thus has a unique charm about it. During your stay in apartments in Iceland be sure to take a tour of the Golden Circle – on route you'll see many of the iconic features of the country, such as the waterfall Gullfoss and the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Small coves of city life are surrounded by vast areas of land largely untouched by human civilisation, with Icelanders very keen on preserving this natural environment. So if you appreciate a scenic view than Iceland is definitely the place for you.
Holidays in Iceland are perfect for those in search of a picturesque view, considering the nature of the land. Rather ironically, only 11% of the country is covered in ice, with its varying landscape being one of its main attractions. From hot springs to glaciers, from volcanoes to waterfalls, Iceland accommodation has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. Like many other Nordic countries, Iceland is also home to one of the most popular and stunning phenomenons in the world, the Aurora Borealis. You can enjoy a stunning view of the Northern Lights at night across Kleifarvatn lake in the Reykjavik region, or travel to the Western Fjords to catch a glimpse of the spectacle in the winter months. If you really want to become one with nature during your stay in an accommodation in Iceland, abandon the comfort of your rental car and discover the country on foot. Hiking around Iceland is very common place, whether you're looking for a short walk through lava fields or a three-day trek around the mountains and waterfalls in Hornstrandir.
Sitting atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is a veritable hotspot of volcanic activity. Geothermal springs heat subterranean water, which is harnessed for energy and used to keeps accommodation in Iceland cosy and warm in winter. One of the most notable places of hotspring activity in Iceland is Geysir, the world's oldest known geyser. Also worth a visit during your stay in an apartment in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, located between the capital city Reykjavik and Keflavik in the South. The man-made lagoon is a geothermal spa rich in minerals that will leave visitors feeling relaxed and refreshed, if a bit salty.
With such diverse topography, Iceland is also a great destination for those looking for adventure. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of sporting activities, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, ice and rock climbing, fishing, and horse riding. Much of the land is not connected by roads, and horseback is the best way to see some of the more off-the-beaten-track corners from your holiday cottage in Iceland. Indeed, one of the most remarkable things about this amazing country is the Icelandic horse, a fuzzy little animal that can happily carry a grown man across fields of rocky lava and moss. There are many stables here that offer horse riding trips for visitors during their stay in accommodation in Iceland. So whether you're travelling with friends or on holiday with the family, there are plenty of opportunities to be active in Iceland.
Iceland isn't just about the stunning views and natural wonders - it also offers an enriching cultural experience. Due to its distance from the rest of Europe, Icelandic culture has developed in a different manner. Though it still retains some of the features common amongst Scandinavian countries, the isolated nature of Iceland has resulted in the concepts of independence and self sufficiency to be highly valued. Iceland's Viking heritage can be felt throughout the country, from the unique language and naming system down to the distinct beautiful architecture. Traditional rural houses in Iceland were built with turf, which keeps the house warm in winter and cool in summer. Iceland is, however, also home to some very modern pieces of architecture such as the Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa concert hall in the capital.
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