A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, and beautiful pearls are only formed through trial and adversity. If it’s true that trials build a person’s character, then its also true for Iceland as a country. Based in the north of the Atlantic Ocean and near to the Arctic circle, life can be tough in Iceland. Long, cold and dark winters, fierce snowstorms with freezing temperatures and a few active volcanoes all combine to make this a land for the brave.
But the steeper the climb the sweeter the vista. Iceland has some of the must stunning landscapes imaginable, and its outdoor sights and natural formations have made it a must-see on every adventurer’s bucket-list. From ice climbing to diving along a tectonic plate; from horseback riding below waterfalls to bathing in natural hot springs, Iceland’s scenery will keep you returning time after time.