Iceland’s wonders lie in an endless diversity of landscapes and contrasts: here you find the whole spectrum, from deep calm to the wildest forces of nature, from intense solitude to sociable closeness. It is a unique world, different from others in character and appearance.
In Iceland you will find museums of Icelandic history and civilisation everywhere, in farms, small and large towns and museums, most of them established on the initiative of a family or a small community – museums that are now tourist attractions.
What else makes Iceland so special is how the land itself is so much a part of the people – just as the people are part of the country. The most important legacy is the treasure trove of medieval literature, deeply rooted in the landscape of life. It has given Icelanders a sense of identity, of belonging. This national literature, from edda’s to sagas, containing Icelandic history and folklore is read by many of today’s human beings. And the landscape speaks of history through every rock, every moor, every mountain.
Iceland’s unspoilt nature is a magnet for many tourists. It is a world outside of time, and yet actual; it is a land that is new and yet eternal; a world apart but very much belonging to the actual world.