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

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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.

Accommodation in Reykjavik

Hotels in Reykjavik.

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.

Iceland Express: (JXX)
Cheap flights to Reykjavik (KEF) from Copenhagen (CPH), Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) and London Stanstead (STN).

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

By Sea

Operates daily sea excursions from Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Smyril Line:
Sailings between Hanstholm, Torshavn, Lerwick, Bergen and Seydisfjord.

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.

Go Iceland:
The official website of the Icelandic Tourist Board in North America.

Iceland on the Web:
A one-stop resource for more information on 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.

Hotel Selfoss:
Opened on 1st June, 2002 after extensive renewal and enlargement. Guests can choose between carpet or parquet flooring in their rooms. The hotel foyer is especially impressive, bright and lofty. A waterfall flows down one wall and the cascade, together with the nearby river, is the theme of this luxurious hotel.

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.

Iceland Travel Guides

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