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Iceland is becoming a favorite European destinations. Its popularity is due in large part to its natural features: glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes, high peaks and vast lava deserts. Besides the diversity of its landscape, has a history, literature and folk tradition very rich. Its only drawback lies in their prices: the highest in Europe. Although it is possible to travel with little money, budget-conscious travelers will camp on several occasions if they want to know the country thoroughly.

In Iceland you can visit cities like Akureyri, Húsavík, Iceland or Reykjavík
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Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; IPA: ['istlant]), is a country located in the northwest corner of Europe, whose territory encompasses the namesake island and some adjacent small islands in the Atlantic Ocean between the rest of Europe and Groenlandia.4 has a population of about 331 000 inhabitants and an area of 103 000 km ² .5 Because of its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, is a country of great volcanic activity and geological-a factor that greatly affects the landscape Icelandic territory. The interior of the country consists of a plateau characterized by deserts, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Thanks to the effects of the Gulf Stream, has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment. The first human settlement in Iceland dates back to 874 when, according to the Landnámabók or "Book of the settlement," the Norwegian leader Ingólfur Arnarson became the first permanent settler isla.6 7 Other navigators, as the Faroese Viking Naddoddr , can be discovered, visited the island to the year 860 to spend the winter there. However, never founded a settlement there permanente.8 Over the centuries, human groups of Nordic and Gaelic settled in Iceland. Until the twentieth century, the Icelandic population relied on fisheries and agriculture, and from 1262 to 1944 was part of the kingdoms of Norway and then Denmark. In the twentieth century, the country gained independence and the Icelandic economy developed rapidly. Today has a free market economy, with relatively low taxes compared with other OECD members, 9 maintaining a welfare state that provides universal health care and free higher education to their ciudadanos.10 In recent years he became one wealthier countries, and in 2009 was classified by the UN as the third most developed in the world.3
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