Iceland’s climate is subpolar oceanic with winters that are milder than most places of similar latitude, thanks to the offshore Gulf Stream. Iceland is a land of vivid contrasts of climate, geography, and culture and is often referred to as a land of fire and ice. Over 10 percent of Iceland’s territory is covered by glaciers, which includes Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.
Due to the volcanic origin of the island, the country’s natural features include gushing geysers, natural hot springs, as well as lava fields and volcanic deserts creating a unique chance to experience the untouched vastness. All these natural wonders can be found in the South of Iceland, you can also see black beaches, waterfalls, mountainous agricultural areas and glaciers. All these wonders are very easily accessible in the South of Iceland. Icelandic nature has remained quite unspoiled as the island has the lowest population density in Europe of 3.5 people per square kilometre in 2021.
The South is also rich in history and culture. Events from the Medieval Icelandic Sagas are remembered in many ways along the coast of Iceland, several museums in the area celebrate Icelandic customs and heritage. With much of the country’s agricultural products coming from the area, the South is also a fine testimony to Icelandic food and restaurant culture.
Iceland was permanently settled in the late 9th century. The settlers were primarily Norse seafarers and adventurers, and people from the Viking settlements around the British Isles.
Iceland is an ideal place for wellbeing tourism opportunities with all its space and diverse, clean nature.