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


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.

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