Iceland is an island state in the North Atlantic and is known for its glaciers, geo-thermal hotspots and mountains. It is also the historic home of the fabled Brynhildr, a character in many medieval epics, including the German `Nibelungenlied'. She is also given homage in Wager's `Ring Cycle'.
Iceland is the historic home of the fabled Brynhildr, a character in many medieval epics, including the German `Nibelungenlied'
The most effective way to travel in Iceland is by car. To get maximum use out of your car, you need to consider bringing or hiring a four-wheel drive, as many of the best sites only accessibly to off-road vehicles. Rental prices for vehicles generally tend to be high and often requires booking several months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Public transport is not generally cheap or reliable, though it is possible to get busses between most major settlements in the country. A more frequently used method of public transport is planes - flights may suffer from a bit of turbulence when entering particularly complicated areas of the country. Hitchhiking is another convenient way to get around - it is generally safe and drivers are relatively willing to stop.
Iceland is probably best known for the diversity of geographic and geological beauty that it offers, including lagoons, spas, glaciers and geysers. The most famous geyser is Geysir, though the nearby Strokkur erupts more frequently, at about once every five minutes. The geysers are not fenced off and you are expected to look after yourself by acting as adults.
The geysers are not fenced off and you are expected to look after yourself by acting as adults.
It is possible to hike around Iceland, though it is advisable to dress for the occasion and be prepared. Hiking is not generally for the casual visitor.
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