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Churches of Reykjavik

Churches of Reykjavik Iceland Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice; a testament to both its weather conditions and contrasts between its traditions and modern culture. The people of Iceland are known for their peaceful nature and resilience to the extreme weather and conditions. While they still retain many of the culture’s ancient traditions today, they are a progressive and modern society that strives for a high quality of life for all. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland is also referred to as the National Church, as it is state-supported. With...

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Things to do in Reykjavik

Things to do in Reykjavik Reykjavík is Iceland’s largest and most populated city, as well as the country’s capital. It’s a popular tourist destination because of its large variety of activities for every type of traveler. Those who visit Reykjavík often find that they need not venture far from the city to keep busy and enjoy the beauty Iceland has to offer. Bus Tours It is highly suggested to start your visit with a bus tour of the capital. This will give you a sample of all the city has to offer and acts as a great introduction to...

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Iceland Facts for Kids

6 Facts About Iceland 1. “The Land of Fire and Ice” Iceland is known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”. Iceland is different from any other country because icy glaciers and hot volcanoes exist side-by-side. Glaciers cover about 11% of Iceland’s surface, while lava field cover about 30%. Iceland’s nature shows that opposites can co-exist in beautiful harmony! WildKids: Cycling Iceland with Kids from WildKids on Vimeo. 2. Vikings! Vikings from Norway were the first to settle Iceland in the 800’s. This makes most Icelanders decedents of Vikings, who continue to carry on some exciting Viking traditions today....

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Iceland’s People and Culture

Iceland’s People and Culture Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice; a testament to both its weather conditions and contrasts between its traditions and modern culture. The people of Iceland are known for their peaceful nature and resilience to the extreme weather and conditions. While they still retain many of the culture’s ancient traditions today, they are a progressive and modern society that strives for a high quality of life for all. Speaking to Icelanders While Danish and English are taught in schools, Iceland’s primary language is Icelandic. Icelandic is one of the most historically preserved...

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Iceland Hiking Tours

Iceland Hiking Tours What better way to spend your time in Iceland than to explore its beautiful and unique terrain than hiking? Hiking allows travelers to become one with Iceland’s amazing natural landscape and get as close as it gets to the volcanoes, glaciers, and hot springs. Guided hiking tours range from a few hours to multi-day excursions. Iceland offers a large variety of hiking trails as well as guided hiking tours. Laugavegur Trek The Laugavegur trek runs between Landmannalaugar and Thórsmörk and is one of the most popular trails. It features a variety of Iceland’s diverse landscapes all...

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