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Wonderful little island, Iceland
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Most of the travellers would leave Iceland apart their top destination list, even if they shouldn't, Reykjavik is definitely world's most northerly capital, that has it all, combining colorful buildings and wild nightlife with some of the most quirky people...Reykjavik is a city with its unique charm and characteristics, snow-topped mountains, an ocean that wets the all the town, only in this country the air is cold,a country with the biggest volcanic surroundings, and you'll agree that there's no better city in the world. Reykjavik will surprise you, it's a real 21st century cultural trap of Europe, with countless cosy cafes and art galleries, a very different world to fit in, or at least to try fit in…
Iceland is home for all world's vikings, the famous Ingolfur Arnarson became the first official Icelander bacik in AD 871, there are countless legends about him and one in particular says that he tossed his high seat pillars overboard, and settled where the gods washed them ashore...he was the man who invented the city name after Smoky Bay (Reykjavik), seeing the steam rising from geothermal vents, Ingolfur was that one who built his own farm in Aoalstraeti, exactly in that place, excavation found a Viking longhouse there.
A country where seems like the night will never end, where during the summer, there is 22 hours of light, the country is filled with creativity and enduring spirit. Iceland is pretty expensive to visit, but the sort of things they offer are incredible, you will find everything you like , geothermal pools and world class restaurants, great bars with life music and amazing nature. Icelanders might be the first vikings, but there is another thing they are good at and definitely number one, literature has always been the cornerstone of Icelandic culture, Sagas, works of the Nobel Laurate, any kind of arts has always been the strongest point of this country, music , design, fine arts, any kind of arts.
An important part of every culture and country that you visit, should be cuisine, and Icelanders have one, icelanders are big meat eaters, even though the food traditions have been changed heavily in the past 20-30 years. Nowadays everyone seems to be too busy to stay in the kitchen and cook great dinners, even if back then it was like that, dinner was never quick and easy how it is now. Icelanders make use of fish, lamb, dairy products and a wide variety of cheese, they have adapted many recipes from French, Dutch, American and Italian cuisines, but there are also typical Icelandic only dishes, which are pretty heavy, but very delicious. The typical consist of fish and meat products, heavy steaks with cream sauce, caramelized potatoes and bread soup , Lamb pate, meat soup, Vegetables and smoked puffins, visiting iceland, you have to accept a thought of gaining few extra pounds, for the sake of culture of course.
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