Discover Iceland - self-catering accommodation
Iceland is known for its beautiful and spectacular natural scenery and is growing in popularity year upon year as a wonderful destination for self-catering holidays in Northern Europe. Iceland is an island in the far North Atlantic, just short of the Arctic, however it is now easily accessible with just around a 3 hour flight time from the UK. This unique and fascinating place attracts adventurous holiday makers and those seeking to get away from the stresses of everyday life and relax in the heart of untouched nature. A stay in one of our range of self-catering holiday accommodation in Iceland is an excellent way to reconnect with nature and your loved-ones.
Self-catering Iceland – holiday homes
Iceland is often thought of as being isolated and therefore devoid of culture and history; however this could not be further from the truth! The country has a long and proud history for you to discover during your self-catering holiday in our Iceland accommodation and the Icelandic culture is one of the most individual in Europe. For example; did you know that Iceland was first settled by the Vikings and their slaves as far back as 874, although there are many documents and artefacts which date back even further. Discover the historical legacy of the various periods of Icelandic history whilst renting Iceland apartments or holiday homes by NOVASOL.
Icelandic facts – Iceland accommodation
It is a little known fact that Iceland is actually the home of the world's oldest parliamentary system, which means that Iceland has a rich democratic history and tradition. During your self-catering holidays in our Iceland accommodation you could pay a visit to the site where the very first 'Althing' meeting took place on the plains of Thingvellir outside of Reyjavik. Reyjavik is the island's capital and its name means 'Smoky Bay', it is also the most Northerly capital city in Europe. You will have the perfect opportunity to discover some more Iceland facts during your stay in your chosen holiday accommodation in Iceland.
Facts about Iceland - holiday homes
The island of Iceland is home to around 340,000 people. The language of Iceland is Icelandic, however you are likely to find whilst self-catering in Iceland that many people will speak English and/or German. The country is one of the oldest democracies in the world and is largely Christian and the currency is the Icelandic Krona. The country has been nicknamed the 'Land of Fire and Ice' - and for good reason! As you will see during your stay in our self-catering Iceland holiday accommodation, the landscape is covered with ice but is home to around 20 active volcanoes! The largest volcano is Iceland is Vatnajokull, which actually covers around 8% of the country's surface!
Iceland apartments and holiday cottages
We are sure that should you decide to spend your next stay in holiday homes in Europe in one of our options for holiday accommodation in Iceland, including holiday apartments in Iceland, there will be no shortage of fun and interesting facts for you to discover. For example, did you know that in Iceland most people do not have family or surnames - they simply take their father's first name; adding '-sson' or '-dottir'. So, if a man called Jakob has a son his last name would be Jakobsson, or if he has a daughter she would be Jakobsdottir!
Self-catering Iceland – Why NOVASOL?
No matter where it is in Iceland that you decide you wish to rent one of our carefully hand-picked holiday homes, we are sure that you will enjoy a warm and friendly welcome from a kind and hospitable people. By choosing self-catering accommodation in Iceland by NOVASOL you are gifting yourself the opportunity to experience the country in an authentic way. You can really immerse yourself in the local way of life; sampling the regional cuisine, indulging in some local past-times or simply getting to know the locals. Furthermore, you can always rely on the fact that you will have a clean and comfortable holiday home to return to at the end of a fun-filled day.