Iceland: You’ve either been there or it’s on your bucket list. What I loved most about Iceland is that it’s a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. Everything about it is an adventure. Meeting Icelandic people, getting to know their vibrant culture, strong sense of tradition and tight bond with nature. Let the beauty of the rugged landscapes, shaped by the forces of nature, inspire you. Active volcanoes, bright green valleys, glacier-cut fjords, black sand beaches, and roaring rivers are the most distinctive features of the Icelandic landscape. And although they are very accessible, they still remain virtually untouched by human civilization.
By the way: According to a study, up to 72 % of people in Iceland believe in elves, trolls, and the huldufolk “hidden people” — who apparently look just like us but live in a different dimension inside rocks, which open up (just for them, not us) like a Harry Potter tent. I’m not making this up. This is really what people will tell you in Iceland. 😉