Situated towards the top of the globe, Iceland is a country that has only recently seen itself be recognised for the breathtaking island that is it. It is one of the hottest travel destinations right now: it is home to many active volcanoes, steaming hot springs, and bubbling geysers, as well as being one of the best places in the world to witness the Aurora Borealis phenomenon.
The country, as well as its capital – and the world’s most northerly capital too – Reykjavik, can look completely different depending on what time of year you visit. Winter, which goes from October through to March, brings short days and unpredictable weather. The lack of daylight can be troublesome, while clear blue sky can switch to snow or rainfall and back again in a matter of seconds. Summertime offers travellers nearly 21 hours of daylight, with the sun rising as early as 3am near the end of June and setting just before midnight.