Nature and Culture in Iceland
Summer in Iceland is bright and green, it is in stark contrast to the dark winter nights. Nature in Iceland is a feast for the eyes no matter what time of year you choose to take your dream holiday in Iceland. Art and culture in Iceland has through the millennia been influenced largely by the natural beauty of Iceland with it's magnificent waterfalls, glaciers, geothermal pools, hot water springs and pure Iceland water. Icelandic nature has also shaped the countries long cultural history, mythology and folklore, even traditional widely known fary tales have a distinctive Icelandic twist to them. Icelandic culture has been meticulously documented and preserved in the museums in Iceland along with the gems of Icelandic literature, the 12th century Icelandic Sagas.
Large parts of Iceland and the oceans around it have remained relatively untouched science the Viking age settlement. The environment is harsh and unforgiving and the struggle to survive is quite hard but there are not many natural predators in Iceland, the largest being the Arctic Fox. This has created the perfect environment for birdlife to thrive in.