Australian media personality Sarah Wilson, who was in Iceland in August, writes about her time in the country in a three-part post on her blog, the first of which is entitled “Icelanders are kooky.”
The crowd during an Of Monsters and Men concert in Reykjavík in July. Photo by Zoë Robert.
“Iceland is one of the weirdest places I’ve ever been to. As in weird-good,” Wilson writes.
The journalist and television presenter says she was overwhelmed with the “cultural ticks, fashion quirks and mannerisms” she absorbed while in the country. “[…] the long daylight hours, the lunar-like landscape and the FRIGGEN cold (11 degrees and it was SUMMER)… and it all added up to a whole lotta weird. The weirdness of the place has spawned a people who fully embrace intuitive, kooky, whimsical, creative living,” she continues.
Wilson describes Icelanders as “notoriously ascerbic”, noting their “take-the-piss sense of humor.” She also takes note of the “off-beat, no rules” focus on fashion.
The blog post is accompanied by photographs of Reykjavík by Australia-based photographer Marija Ivkovic who accompanied Wilson on her trip.
Wilson’s second post is a guide to hiking in the country, in which she recommends going on a guided ice hike and climb.
Earlier this month, Wilson wrote about her interest in Icelandic food, namely skyr.
Wilson is perhaps best known as host of the first series of the reality-television series MasterChef Australia, which is screened on BBC Lifestyle.