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Had fun alliterating my way through the alphabet, twice. Aspirations to become a writer one day, poems will suffice for the moment.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for Iceland. A-Z Challenge 2015


summer Iceland vs. winter Iceland

How would you describe paradise?

I live in a country, with fewer than 350.000 people living in an area of 103,000 km².
People only live along the coastlines of the whole country, and it's more likely or not that everyone knows someone you know that knows you if you are from here that is.
And even with volcanic activity,tourism is at an all time high. More than 1 million people have visited Iceland in the past two years.
Can you blame them?
Why wouldn't you want to come to this paradise on ice/paradise of light.
Paradise for all the magic, that resides in the world.

(ice cave in iceland, taken by articphoto)

Iceland is not only rich in history, from early settlement 874 CE.
It also has very good imagination, seeing as we believe in fairies, trolls, goblins and ghouls, ghosts and other magical beings.
Some even say the entrance to the underworld is located in Iceland.

(don't worry, you need a spell to open the portal and that book is kept very safe!)
The nature scene in Iceland is of course very beautifully enchanting and you needn't venture far off to find something truly astonishing.

Iceland is one of those places where you end up asking yourself
if the country has a grudge on you.
You look out the window the sun is out, and then it starts to snow as you walk out the door.
You hang out your laundry to get the outside smell in your clothes, and then it starts pouring rain as you put up the last item on the hanging line.
You are going camping during a non raining season, and your tent is flooded.
Just makes you wonder if things really happen just because.

nothing happens just
nothing just happens
everything happens just

Iceland has the best swimming pools. Hot springs, Hot pools, Hot tubs. You name it.
If you feel like taking a 5 hour long hot can and it wont "finish" the water, or run cold, ever. They used to teach us how we should stop the faucet whilst you brush thy teeth.
However, I always thought, but we live in Iceland.
Water is free in Iceland, and that makes you wonder why we don't share that water. But we do.
I could talk for hours about this country of mine. But my hour is up and time to wrap this day up and I feel like you've at least seen how wonderful it is in pictures and a few fancy improvised words.

I has been for Image, Iceland, Improvising!

-Miss Bates.


  1. Sounds absolutely wonderful. I never knew it was such an interesting country however, I am not too keen on your volcanoes which seem to be rather too active for my peace of mind.

  2. Interesting tour of Iceland through your post :)

  3. I hope I get to visit Iceland one day, to soak everything it has to offer up!

  4. I would love to visit Iceland someday. It fascinates me.

  5. I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Iceland. It looks gorgeous.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  6. I feel her calling me to her shores... I hope I see northern lights... :)


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