pictures of the Iceland - Southern and Western Regions
during summer 2004. Images include Reykjavik area,
Reykjanes peninsula, Grindavik, The Blue Lagoon.
Images also taken enroute to Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon
via Highway 1 travelling East from Reykjavik and
Snaefellsnes to Olafsvik travelling North then West
from Reykjavik initially via Highway 1 including
Akranes. Royalty Free Images, Licenced Stock Photos
history of Iceland is one of survival and prosperity.
Settled by Norsemen from Scandinavia and Celts from
the British isles settled in the 9th and 10th centuries,
Icelandic history has always been shaped by events
on the larger politicla stage of the Nordic Countries.
Iceland is an island of 103.000 km2, about one-third
larger than Scotland or Ireland. Its highest peak,
Hvannadalshnjúkur, rises to 2.119 m and over
11 per cent of the country is covered by glaciers,
including Vatnajökull, the largest in Europe.
is the least densely populated country in Europe,
with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape.
Icelands summers are surprisingly warm, lush
and green, with days lengthening until midsummer,
when the sun dips down to the horizon but never
sets. During winter you can marvel at the amazing,
undulating green, blue, yellow and pink lights of
the aurora in the night sky, and the winters are
not as cold as you might imagine. Regardless of
when you visit, you can be assured of the warmth
of the Icelanders welcome and their desire
to share their culture and make every effort to
ensure that your stay is a pleasant one.
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