Iceland: The Land of the Midnight Sun

Ever since Icelandair began offering a free one-week stopover in Iceland on flights between North America and Europe, travel to Iceland is easier than ever before. However, whether you knew about it or not, Iceland has always been one of the most fascinating places in the world. Where else can you find people that are descended from Vikings, who still believe in elves, and who love hanging out in bubbling pools in the ground? If you’ve never been to Iceland, let this article be your wake-up call — the land of the midnight sun is waiting for you!

1. Reykjavik

The main airport in Iceland is located in Reykjavik, the biggest city in the country and their capitol. Although Iceland only has a population of about 332,000 people, the majority of them live in the southern part of the country surrounding Reykjavik. Reykjavik is a really fun city to visit — there are tons of hotels available, or book an Airbnb if that’s more your style. From there, it’s easy to get around. The Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Museum of Iceland are both interesting, and will tell you a lot about the history of the island. Make sure not to miss any of Iceland’s interesting cuisine, like cured shark, or black pudding.

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