DIVERSITY OF NATURE
A country of sharp contrasts, home of the largest glaciers in Europe as well as some of the world’s most active volcanoes, Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice.” It is also a land of darkness and light. Moss-covered lava fields in the southwest part alternate with barren highlands in the centre and fjords in northwest – Iceland boasts an extraordinary diversity of landscape and spectacular light. It is also often said that parts of Iceland, such as its barren hills, seem otherworldly, and make people feel as if they are on planet Mars. In Iceland it is also possible to explore hundreds of underground caves. The western part of Iceland in the west of the volcanic regions belongs to the North American Plate and the eastern part to the Eurasian Plate, which means that Iceland is in fact situated on two continents. It is also one of the most volcanically active regions on Earth. On average, Iceland experiences a volcanic event every 5 years. In this country, with the lowest population density in Europe, you can enjoy a perfectly peaceful atmosphere like nowhere else in the world. Iceland allows you to be in perfect harmony with nature.
Thanks to its location in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland has to find ways to be as self-sufficient as possible. Therefore, it uses all its resources to the fullest. It is the world leader in the use of renewable energy resources and fisheries, and environmental protection is one of Iceland’s main priorities. The country is therefore committed to the use of green energy and sustainable organic farming. Even if it is just a myth that Iceland is the largest producer of bananas in Europe, a number of greenhouses heated by geothermal energy in Iceland enables the production of fruit and vegetables, which otherwise could not grow in this climate.