The land of fire and iceIceland is a country of extreme contrasts and dramatic landscapes. Widely known as "the land of fire and ice," Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe and some of the world's most active volcanoes. Allgeologygeothermalnaturepractical infosafetravelsustainabilityPractical infoIceland in numbersIceland is a relatively large island in the middle of the North-Atlantic ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle, between 63.4°N and 66.5°N latitude.NatureGeologyVolcanoes of IcelandVolcanic activity is a fact of life in Iceland. People have learned to live with both its drawbacks and considerable advantages, such as geothermal energy and a dramatic natural environment - and even entertainment.GeologySafetravelPractical infoWeather and climateThere is an old Icelandic adage; if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes. The weather in Iceland changes often and suddenly. So pack for four seasons, make flexible schedules and enjoy! NatureGeologyThe Northern LightsThe extreme dark of the Icelandic winter has a few perks. Between September and April, the people in Iceland are treated to a magnificent natural display: the phenomenon of aurora borealis, or what we commonly call the Northern Lights.GeothermalSustainabilityRenewable EnergyIceland has an abundance of clean, renewable energy thanks to its remarkable geography and geology.