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15 Reasons for Loving Iceland

Paul Griggs of Wynantskill New York sent us this brilliant list:

1. Móðir mín (my mother, she lives in Eyrarbakki)

2. Egils appelsín (a popular softdrink)

3. Bjúga (a thick sausage)

4. Slaying a foss (a waterfall, by climbing to the top)

5. Having a name for every farm

6. The Northern Lights, as seen from Blafjall

Northern ligths.

7. Skyr–plain, with a little cream and a touch of sprinkled sugar

Skyr. Photo ESA/Iceland Review

8. The daily chess puzzle in Morgunblaðið (a daily newspaper)

9. Looking up people in the phone book by their first name

10. Waking up in a tent at Skaftafell and seeing the glaciers and hearing the ptarmigan

11. Getting up close and personal with the waterfall at Gullfoss


Gullfoss. Photo Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

12. Sólfar (an outdoor sculpture in Reykjavík) and my uncle’s many other sculptures

Sólfar. Photo: Páll stefánsson/Iceland Review.

13. Pysuvagninn Selossi (a hotdog stand in the town of Selfoss)–much better than Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur (which does not have Egils appelsín)

14. Parents leaving their kids in a stroller outside a shop

15. The par 3 over the ocean at Suðurnes golf club


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