Iceland’s board of tourism is doing something right because the country has become a vacation hotspot in recent years. Apparently, even the flight up north can be a spectacular experience, as you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the northern lights from 35,000 feet.
A team of Icelandic archaeologists working in central Reykjavik were looking for the remnants of a farm cottage built in 1799—so imagine their surprise when they found a longhouse dating back to the 9th century AD instead.
I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs.
Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland, is cooler than your mayor. Before you contest our claim, we humbly present to you the following pieces of supporting evidence.
Maybe you don't get over to Reykjavik very often, but the old Viking homestead is a crazy mix of old and modern architecture. Joining the skyline will be the Icelandic Opera House, an icy glass fortress that changes colors throughout the day. Designed by a man whose middle name is Thor, the transparent cube and…