Articles avec le tag ‘Iceland’

Why travel to Iceland in the North Atlantic Ocean

Iceland europeIceland, whose official name is the Republic of Iceland (Ísland : literally « land of ice »), is an island nation of the North Atlantic Ocean, located between Greenland and Scotland, northwest of Faroe Islands. It is located on the mid-Atlantic ridge separating the Eurasian tectonic plates and North America and has so many volcanoes. Geographically closer to the American continent via Greenland, the country is culturally and historically linked to Europe. The country has an area of ​​103,000 km2 and a population of approximately 320 000 inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Icelandic is the official language.

Two another famous cities off Iceland :
-Akureyri, the second largest city, located in the north
-Hofn, a port city where ships arrive from Europe

Iceland is located on the edge of the Arctic Circle and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Its climate is extremely windy and rainy. The cover is thin and rare. Erosion is very high. Lire la suite de cette entrée »

Why travel to europe ?

Europe is a land area which can be viewed either as a continent in its own right or as the western extremity of the Eurasian continent, even as a sub-parts of the super continent of Afro-Eurasia, by location of view. It is sometimes called the « Old Continent », as opposed to the « New World » (America). On the cultural front, Europe has been a multiplicity of influences over the ages, and includes many countries that possess both a common heritage of linguistic, religious and historical and recent contributions from the « New World « and the Afro-Eurasia, particularly in former colonial powers. As such, Europe is a community of peoples, which tends to be politically, with the European Union, in an area of open civilization, forged in part by a millennial history, and secondly by mondialisation Lire la suite de cette entrée »

Adventure Tourism in Switzerland

Switzerland is the top destination, according to a ranking compiled by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, but if you want off the beaten track, Israel and the Slovak Republic also offer some nice alternatives.

This third annual ranking of the Adventure Travel Development Index (ADTI) was considered 195 countries, giving each a score according to its potential for adventure tourism from ten factors such as infrastructure, security, actions relating to sustainable development, natural resources and the resources of adventure activities.

Among the so-called « developed », Switzerland, acclaimed region for winter sports for decades, has dethroned Iceland, which drops to second place. Lire la suite de cette entrée »