As I mentioned in the previous post, I have some trips planned for this year and the next one is schedule to happen in a couple of weeks in… Iceland! I will be there not only to visit the country, but also to visit a couple of friends.
Iceland seems to be a unique country in Europe. It is located on a small island close to Greenland, quite far away from the rest of Europe, and it has a very small number of inhabitants, an estimated value of 325 000 people in the whole country. Wikipedia lists only 9 cities (maybe towns?) with more than 5 000 inhabitants, being Reykjavík the biggest city in the country.
The people over there speak Icelandic, which it is the language most closer to the Old Norse of all the Nordic languages. And just like most of the Nordic countries, they also have their own “crown” as currency: the Icelandic Króna (ISK).
When you look up for pictures and information about the country, the first thing you will find is pictures of vast, green and rocky landscapes. The country seems to have a natural beauty that it’s hard to find in the rest of Europe, it appears to be a great place to spend a really peaceful week, away from the usual urban areas.
I’m going to be there, specifically in Reykjavík, for about 5 days. Thanks to a friend of mine (thank you Baldur!), I won’t have to worry about finding accomodation, which is a big plus since Iceland sounds to be a bit expensive, so I can worry about using money in other exciting things.