The island of fire and ice situated between the Greenland Sea and the Northern Atlantic Ocean is unique in more ways than one. The Saga Island has something to offer everyone, whether you are a family with small children or a group of friends looking for a weekend getaway.

A few quick facts

Capital: Reykjavik

Population as of January 1 2012: 319,575

Language: Icelandic

Climate: Temperate. Moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers

Export partners: UK 17.4%, Germany 17.3%, Netherlands 11.2%, US 9.9%, Spain 6.3%, Denmark 5.1%, Norway 4.6%, France 4% (2003)

Export commodities: Fish and fish products 40%, aluminum, animal products, ferrosilicon, diatomite

Exports: $4.619 billion (2010 est.) $4.05 billion (2009 est.)

Import partners: Netherlands 30.71%, UK 12.73%, Germany 11.21%, Norway 5.75%, Spain 4.82% (2009)

Import commodities: Machinery and equipment, petroleum products; foodstuffs, textiles

Imports: $3.677 billion (2010 est.) $3.318 billion (2009 est.)

Well they say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So here goes a whole chapter that proves why you need to experience Iceland first hand:

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