It's not a place I ever thought I'd see. We got a great price on plane tickets and added in a two night stay over. Bonus Vacation!
the language? It's impossible. No worries. Everyone speaks English (and Danish and German at least) much better than I do.
the terrain? No trees. Lava rocks with a thick layer of moss. It's eerie looking.
Expensive? The food is for certain. And no they don't import a lot of food. Power (geothermal) is cheap, cheap, cheap and they grow a lot in greenhouses.
|Reykjavik with cathedral.|
What to do? Apparently if you live there, you drink heavily on the weekends. I'm guessing there isn't a lot to do. And during the summer you have a crazy amount of daylight to do this. during the winter? well that's a different story.
How did Iceland become a nation? Vikings! We had one day to roam about Reykjavik and stopped in the National Museum of Iceland.
Should I rent a car? We kept hearing scary things about driving in Iceland. There are tons of tours available. We did the usual Golden Circle (not golden, nor a circle) tourist route with a smaller tour company. It was great with some interesting history, social details and of course, stunning scenery. And we saw Icelandic Horses.
Did I run? Of course! Easy running in Reykjavik with all those bike paths.