Top tip: You won’t see it all
Iceland’s climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream. Summers are mild and winters are cold. The colourful Aurora Borealis appears from the end of August. From the end of May to the beginning of August, there are nearly 24 hours of perpetual daylight in Reykjavik, while in the northern part of the country the sun barely sets at all.
Facts and Figures
|Area||103,001 km2 (39,770 sq miles)|
|Language||Icelandic. English and Danish are widely understood.|
|Religion||81% National Church of Iceland, a Lutheran body. Minorities include other Christian denominations.|
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