Located between the North Atlantic and the ocean glacial Arctic, Iceland constitutes a huge rock shaped plateau, with an average height of 500 meters. A mountain range crosses the island from East to West and creates a vast region of ice, where the country’s main rivers originate. The coastline is characterized by its abrupt irregularity, which forms a landscape full of fjords. In stark contrast, Iceland is also home to volcanic and geothermal areas that give completely different aggregates and lunar landscapes. So with fair reason for speaking of Iceland as a peuliar mixture of fire and ice. Following the ring road, a road in 1. 400 miles that bypasses the island, it is possible to discover its major attractions and take with you the best images of this wild and distant country. Had already warned us that after the almost 5 hours of flight that separate Spain from Iceland would be a completely different place to what we are accustomed to associate with our old continent.
The last wild corner of Europe, a place where you He sees a leisurely pace of life, where the weather have forged a spirit austere and hard on its inhabitants and where nature is duena y Senora from every corner. Nothing more get on the plane of an Icelandic low cost line that makes the journey from a Spanish coastal city to Reykjavik started our experience. On the plane were a few Spaniards amidst a swarm of albos Icelanders, touched most in excess by the Mediterranean sun. No doubt for them paradise is on our shores. One of the myths some of Iceland is that it is a country as beautiful as expensive, and proof of this was that on landing at Reykjavik, Icelanders razed with the coquettish Airport Duty Free products, especially came loaded with tobacco and alcohol. Maybe stop at these stores were not bad idea.