ICELAND

Where to begin?

Yes, it’s cold. Yes, there’s ice. Yes, they speak English (as well as Icelandic). Yes, some of the natives probably believe in trolls (I might, too, if I grew up there. You’ll have to go to understand why).

20180404_103704

Iceland is a volcanic island rich with waterfalls, caves, sheep, and fish jerky. They drive on the right side of the road, don’t really care about customer service, and close the roads when it snows instead of wildly salting and plowing them.

20180405_100936

Black sand beaches, reindeer sightings, hot dogs (or pizza, which is actually their current craze), craters, hot shower water, and breathtaking views. Iceland does not disappoint.

20180406_141635

With a rising population at a modest 334,200, 66% live in Reykjavík, the country’s capital, leaving a scarce 100,000 to be speckled about in the tiny towns throughout the country–Vik, Höfn, Ísafjörður, Selfoss, and more even harder to pronounce.

Tourism is responsible for over 30% of the country’s income.

 

I’ll be writing many posts on Iceland in the near (or far–I haven’t really decided) future, posts ranging from a focus on transportation to food tips, different sights to hiking spots, hot springs to the native language, sheep crossings to cellphone service–and probably more.

Iceland is an amazing experience and I want to talk about it. So stay tuned?

20180405_183802

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: