Iceland is a Nordic nation, located at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and is the most sparsely populated European country. Despite it's name, glaciers only cover 10% of Iceland and there are many geothermal hot-spots and hot springs throughout the country. The dramatic beauty of the country makes it especially appealing to today's travelers.
The warm North Atlantic Current ensures that temperatures are generally higher than in places of similar latitude. The climate does vary between different parts of the island. On average the warmer months of May - September see an average high of 48-55F and low of 38-47F; the cooler months of October - April see average temperatures of 26-36F for the high and 22-32F for the low.
The geography of Iceland is very diverse, with many volcanoes, geysers, geothermal hot-spots, fjords and more including a long coastline where most of the settlements are situated. The varied landscape is what draws people to explore Iceland.