The land of ice and fire: Iceland is the world’s youngest country, geologically speaking. Straddling the American and European tectonic plates, it is a place of constant volcanic activity. Descended directly from Viking settlers and still speaking the language of their ancestors, Icelanders are proud of their heritage and close family ties.
Iceland: The Bucket List
Iceland: Travel Facts
Main International Airport: Reykjavík.
Currency: Icelandic krona.
Language: Icelandic, but English is spoken widely, especially in Reykjavík and Akureryi.
Climate: Moderate summers, cold and snowy winters. “White Nights” (daylight almost all night long, depending on how far north you are) around the summer solstice. Dark winters. They do not require Americans or Canadians to have tourist visas.
Time zone: Iceland = UTC. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.