Iceland

Our land of lakes forever fair below blue mountain summits, of swans, of salmon leaping where the silver water plummets, of glaciers swelling broad and bare above earth's fiery sinews --- the Lord pour out his largess there as long as earth continues!

- Toast to Iceland, by Jónas Hallgrímsson

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In 2008, my wife and I spent our honeymoon in Iceland. We had always had images in our heads of Iceland as a magical place, full of history and astounding geography, but we found a variety of country side and warmness of people that astounded us more than we had ever hoped.

We left with a feeling that something was inherently right about Iceland, and that the people that have inhabited the island for over 1200 years were living a special kind of life, one that our travels gave us only a brief taste of, but one that we will forever hold a place in our hearts, and one that we will hopefully recreate for ourselves.