Despite Bjork, Hákarl and the threat of volcanic eruption Iceland has always been my dream destination. One look at the wonderful Fjords and aurora borealis was enough to cement that choice. I live in a sunburnt country and it is indeed that. From the golden beaches to the sun baked deserts with dry inland grasslands and clay lands. Australia has commanding scenery, exotic animals and beaches that go on forever. We also have the aurora australis , but one always wants something different. So when I look for adventure I look for the very opposite and nothing seems more opposite than the strange and beautiful makeup of Iceland. With a small population, almost no violence and amazing scenery, there is everything to entice–if you are willing to overlook the pickled herring and rotten shark and other strange dinners.
I still live in hope in being able to get there to enoy the delights before the next volcano sends it the way of Atlantis to become the myth of further centuries.
Here are some Icelandic authors to help inspire a visit!