Iceland is the second largest island in Europe and lies close to the Arctic Circle in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a total area of 103,000 square km and as the name suggests, most of the land is covered in ice. Iceland never used to be a popular destination for travelers, probably due to its tough living conditions. However, legends of adventurers climbing down craters of extinct(熄灭的) volcanoes(火山) have now made his mysterious island world-famous. People want to experience Iceland's natural features, which include glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes and vast lava deserts.
When is the best time to visit Iceland? Considering the northerly location of Iceland, its climate is much milder than might be expected, especially in winter. The average temperature every year for its capital Reykjavik(雷克雅末冰岛首都) is 5℃, the average January temperature being -0.4℃ and July 11.2℃. So don't miss your trip in June to August!
Iceland can be an expensive country to visit. Due to its geographic features there are not a lot of natural resources and so many things need to be imported - food, accommodation and transport prices are all high here. In fact, Iceland is considered second only to Japan in the cost to the traveler. If you can happily spend US$500 a day you won't encounter any problems, but those with less may have to put in some effort not to break the budget. If you're willing to give up some comforts and sleep in youth hostels, eat at snack(小吃,快餐) bars and travel on bus passes, you'll probably be able to keep your spending to about US$50-60 per day.
That might still sound a lot, but worth it to experience the many delights Iceland has to offer.