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Find Iceland Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Iceland.

About Iceland

Iceland was originally settled by Norwegian chieftain Ingolfur Arnarson, in AD 874; according to the Landnamabok ('Book of Settlement').


Iceland lies just below the Arctic Circle in the North Atlantic Ocean, about 300 km south-east of Greenland, and 800 km north-west of Scotland.

Map of Iceland

Iceland is best visited in Summer, or you won't see much of the country during the very long hours of darkness.

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The capital of Iceland is on the south-eastern shore of Faxafloi (Faxa Bay), in the south- west of the country.

Vikings established the first permanent settlement here in 874, and it was made the capital of Iceland in 1918.

The modern city has its hot water piped in from nearby geothermal springs.

What's On In Reykjavik

What's On in Iceland:
Find out what's going on in the capital of Iceland and around the country.

Wining and Dining:
Restaurants, cafes, pubs, and nightlife options in Reykjavik.

Getting to Iceland

By Air

Flybus Airport Transfers:
Flybus coaches run between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik Town Terminal. The Flybus schedule is linked to flight arrivals and departures from Keflavik Airport.

Kevlavik Airport: (KEF)
Iceland's main airport is on the peninsula at Keflavik, near Reykjavik.

Icelandic low-cost carrier, WOW air (WW) was founded in November 2011; promoting itself as the airline with the biggest smile and lowest prices.

By Sea

Operates daily sea excursions from Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Smyril Line runs the only passenger ferry to Iceland and the Faroe Islands. M/S Norröna has weekly departures from Denmark.

Touring Iceland

Eye on Iceland:
Plenty of warm articles with a relaxed view on Iceland. Alda's weekly eye was a few months old when we looked the site over, but you might like reading some of the back articles.

Inspired by Iceland:
Iceland is the perfect destination for people looking for the unexpected. Something out of the ordinary. The official website of the Icelandic Tourist Board in North America.

Iceland on the Web:
Family owned and run Icelandic travel agency offering a wide range of tours, excursions and authentic travel experiences in Iceland for travellers who wish to make the most of their visit to Iceland.

Iceland on Your Own:
The most economical way to travel in Iceland is to use the bus network.

South Iceland:
Many of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions can be found in the South. This site is an ice palace of information that never melts.

Around Iceland


Located in the heart of South Iceland. Selfoss is near some of the country's most beautiful tourist attractions.

On the banks of the mighty Olfus river, the stylish, modern Hotel Selfoss contrasts vividly with the natural beauty of the landscape of South Iceland around it.

The hotel's impressive, bright, lofty foyer introduces a modern but distinctly Icelandic style that continues throughout the hotel.

A waterfall flows down one wall and the cascade, together with the nearby river, is the theme of this luxurious hotel.

The restaurant's large windows offer panoramic views across the wide Olfus river, the town of Selfoss and the surrounding hills.

Language of Iceland

The official language of Iceland is Icelandic, which has remained closer to the Old Norse of Iceland's original Viking settlers than to the other Scandinavian languages.

Most Icelanders also speak at least one foreign language.

Iceland Tours

Nordic Adventure Travel helps you to enjoy Iceland's unspoiled nature.

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