Nature rules all in the freezing, yet beautiful country of Iceland. An unusual long-term destination for any nomadic traveler, this may be the ultimate coliving experience. In Iceland, there is a chance to reconnect with nature via its epic volcanoes, warm springs, and burning lava fields. It is filled with Glaciers which will sweep you on your feet, and a population focused on being at one with the earth,
Most inhabitants of the island live in the capital Reykjavik, however, there are a few dotted towns across the country to venture out to. Most notably, Akureyri on the north side of the island. Perhaps this is a place to write your book finally, just like so many Icelanders do each year.
The darkness of winter brings about one of Iceland’s greatest draws for the 2 million who visit each year and that is the famed Northern Lights. Many struggle to catch the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis but staying longer term will increase your chance exponentially. The country is also legendary for its Blue Lagoon geothermic spas, where the contrasting temperatures leave any visitors feeling rejuvenated and alive. An expensive country on the costing scale, yet it still resides on the bucket travel list for most.
From the Fjords to the ash deserts, the list of incredible sights only grows. Yet be warned of the ever-changeable weather. It is hard to predict how the island will treat you, so be prepared physically and mentally for it during your stay. Expect a welcoming population, who’s people are focused on protecting the planet not destroying it.
Get to know their culture, and why they believe in the more mystical elements of this world. Well, what are you waiting for, for Santa Claus to arrive?
Fun facts about Iceland:
- Iceland’s original name was 'Snowland Snealand'
- They are ranked the happiest people in the world
- 99% of Iceland’s energy is from renewable resources
- New family members don't receive hereditary last names