Wheelchair accessible Iceland is a beautiful country located in the Atlantic Ocean roughly midway between mainland Europe and Canada. It is also called the land of fire and ice. Nowhere in the world, you find a higher concentration of active volcanoes, glaciers, and geysers.


What to see

The extraordinary nature of Iceland is the main reason many people visit the country. However, that is not all it offers. The modern capital of Reykjavic, for example, is filled with other interesting sights. Although Reykjavík does not have a particularly large population, the city covers a large area. There is a lot of low-rise buildings, houses are quite large, and there is a lot of space for gardens, parks, and other greenery. Flats have been built in the city center, but in general, you find colorful houses. Large parts of suburbs are filled with boring-looking housing. The city has no real slums. There are many museums, there is a university, there is plenty of shopping, and the city has a vibrant nightlife. The center of Reykjavik is not extremely large, which makes it easy to visit all the sights.

About Iceland

Iceland is the least populated country in Europe, 80% of the island is uninhabited. It is difficult to live with so much natural violence in one place. Most of Iceland is made up of plateaus, volcanic peaks, and fertile lowlands. It is these natural wonders that are the sights of Iceland. From the many fjords and glaciers to landscapes characterized by waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and lava fields that make you believe you are on a different planet. Due to the lava and ash, almost no plants grow. Native animal species are scarce and you will not find ancient forests in Iceland.

The name Iceland suggests that the country consists entirely of ice and that it is always cold. But this is the case. Due to the ocean climate, Iceland has cool summers and mild winters.

The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic krone (ISK). In larger places, you find ATMs where you can withdraw cash. Furthermore, you can pay with a credit card almost everywhere. For car rental, summer cottages, and guaranteeing extras in the accommodations, a credit card is required. Tipping is not customary, except for drivers and guides on multi-day trips.

Iceland’s official language is Icelandic. The Icelandic language is an important part of the country’s national identity. Today, Icelanders learn English at school. Most younger Icelanders speak the language fluently. Besides, almost all Icelanders speak Danish. Norwegian is similar to Danish and is, therefore, also fairly easy to learn for Icelanders.