Iceland is paradise to outdoor and nature lovers. The country’s glaciers attract people from all over the world, for the fantastic sightseeing, glacier walking and mountain hiking. The landscape is unique and the scenery is unforgettable. Due to the combination of volcanic activity and the climate approximately 11% of Iceland is covered in glaciers. The country’s largest glacier is Vatnajökull, and the only way to capture the full magnitude of the glacier is to view it through satellite images. Covering an area of 8,000 kilometers and almost 1,000 meters at its thickest, this is in fact the largest ice cap in Europe by volume. A fascinating fact about this glacier is that underneath its ice cap there are several volcanoes. If you are interested in slipping through ice caves, climbing with picks and getting chilly on mountain treks then join a guided tour.