(This is going to be the first of my two posts on my recent trip to Iceland. This post will focus on Iceland the country. The second post will focus on Iceland the travel destination.) Link to the pictures.
Iceland is a small Nordic country in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between Europe and North America. Aside from the climate (more on that in the second post), I found Iceland to be a thoroughly pleasant and progressive country that will warm the heart of Bay Area folks who love to proclaim "it's different here." The people I meet were well scrubbed, pleasant and English speaking. I found Icelanders on average to be on par with physically attractive than the residents of your typical upper middle class coastal bedroom community, but less tanned and more confident.