According to legend, if you make a pyramid out of stones it will change into a troll and bring luck.

The People and Culture of Iceland

Iceland is proud of its people and its culture, and works hard to preserve its heritage in both language and the arts. Here’s a look at how, along with general information about the population, religion, and folklore.

Reykjavík is the most compact capital city in all of Europe.

City of the Moment: Reykjavík

The most compact capital city in all of Europe, Reykjavík is the city of the moment, easy to get around and even easier to enjoy. You’ll find a friendly, enthusiastic culture, an internationally recognized music and arts scene, and stunning nature surrounding the city.

Vatnajökull features miles of white, pure ice, intertwined with blue and smoky hues in interesting shapes formed by compressed ice.

Visiting Vatnajökull Glacier

Iceland earns its ubiquitous “fire and ice” nickname in the Vatnajökull region. Vatnajökull Glacier’s ice cap covers several active volcanoes; you’ll frequently see hot streams erupting from beneath frozen banks of ice.