Iceland, an outpost of Europe, located on the Arctic Circle and yet not much colder than England, thanks to the Gulf Stream. The island is sparsely populated and nature, especially in the north, is largely undisturbed. There are hardly any trees, but you can enjoy the incredible peace and quietness on the beaches, the sound of the sea and the screams of the numerous breeding birds that visit the island in summer. The colours are very intense, the days in summer are long and the roads are in mostly good condition and rarely used, at least in the west. Maybe it's because of luck with the weather, it was mostly sunny, but it can also get very rough, that I was completely enthusiastic. I deliberately chose June as my travel time, as the rush of summer tourists is still low and the breeding birds are still on the island. Watching the puffins at Patreksfjordur was certainly a special highlight. Or the geyser in the south of the island and the many geothermal fields with their incredible colours are securly worth a trip.
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