How one of the world’s smallest, coldest countries became a tourism powerhouse.
We all know the world is a pretty big place but there are simply times on the road when the penny drops and you realise just how incredible this spinning blue marble really is.
Now that I’ve visited the country I spent the past year daydreaming about, I can confirm that Iceland was everything that I imagined it would be…and more.
There are 36 countries within a 3-hour flight of the UK. That’s pretty awesome, but it does make for some tough decisions. Time to call in the experts.
One thing the Arctic does have is wildlife. Lots of it. On a size and scale that puts a lot of the more traditional ‘animal destinations’ to shame.
Need a lesson in hot tubbing 101? Iceland Academy’s got your back.
Move over, Manhattan. Take five, London. Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (by Icelandic standards at least), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.
Our favourite show that we definitely paid for and obtained legally has just finished another season: Game of Thrones (aka The Saga of Peter Dinklage).
What began in the 1950s as a way of uniting post-war Europe in song has evolved in the 60 years since into a way of uniting the world in the ridicule of awful music and an appreciation for strange pants.
One thing should be made perfectly clear before diving into this list: every city, village, hamlet and fjord in Iceland could likely be considered a “small-town” by definition.