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Discover Iceland, the most peaceful country in the world

Discover Iceland, the most peaceful country in the world

Iceland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean. It tops the list as the most peaceful country in the world according to the 2019 Global Peace Index. It has held the first rank since 2008. Read more and discover this pacific country.

General background

Iceland is an island of 103,000 square kilometers near the Arctic Circle in the Atlantic Ocean. It lies between Greenland and Norway. It has a projected population of 339,031, being the 180th most populated country in the world. The capital city is Reykjavik, which is situated in southwestern part of the island.

Climate and weather

Iceland is characterized by a short cool summer season and a very long, cold, windy winter. The overall yearly temperature fluctuates from 28 to 57 Fahrenheit degrees. The southern lowlands may reach a low of 32 in cold winter season; yet, the lowest temperature in the north is between minus 13 and minus 22 Fahrenheit degrees. In the highlands, the lowest temperature can be approximately 14 Fahrenheit degrees.

Entertainment and leisure activities

Iceland has a lot to offer as far as entertainment is concerned. For fun, adventurers can go on glacier adventures or hike in the mountains. Iceland is a paradise for trekkers. There are opportunities for vacationers to explore caves and watch birds in their wild habitats. Sightseers can go horseback riding on Iceland's most beautiful spots, and go white water rafting along the rapids. The island is an excellent destination for holidaymakers.

Tourist attractions in Iceland

The best time to visit the island is in summer when the weather is warmer. Iceland is rich as far as tourist attractions are concerned. Among them, it is advisable to visit the following places:

  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Fjaðrárgljúfurcanyon
  • Gullfoss waterfall and other
  • Namaskaro geothermal area in Northern Iceland

Major industry

The most important industry is tourism on which Iceland's economy is based. The other fundamental industry includes fisheries and hydropower generation. Apart from that, the island also gives high value on agriculture and manufacturing. 35 percent of Iceland's export is based on seafood; Aluminum represents 39 percent of the export goods from the island.

Main food in Iceland

Icelandic cuisine is based on a three-course meal. For breakfast, it is common to eat soft-boiled egg, fried potatoes and yoghurt or berry compote. Yet, some may choose to start the day with baked beans, bread or pancakes with fruit juice or smoothies.

The most popular main dish in Icelandic cuisine is mashed fish stew or grilled fish. Roast lamb is also among their favorite delicacies.

Find peace among harmony

Prem Rawat is an advocate of peaceful life. The peace ambassador advises on doing peaceful meditation in nature to develop inner strengths. He said that "Every moment has a momentous gift for you." It means that spending some time in such a peaceful country as Iceland will endow you the greatest gift of life, because it will enable you to discover the beauty of this pacific island, and also to unwind and gain new energy to deal with daily life.

To find inner peace, it is a good idea to go to Iceland. Prem Rawat has also participated in several spiritual retreats for the inner well-being.

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