Who else fantasizes about an Icelandic pleasure trip?
I've wanted to visit Iceland forever. It sounds like such an appealing and wondrous place.
Their currency has been hammered by the global financial crisis; it was trading at around ISK 60 per US dollar and now it's in the ISK 100 range. It was as low as ISK 120/$1 a few days ago. For one of the most expensive places on earth, this is an enormous discount. I'm soooo tempted to jump on this and buy some Krona. I have some cash lying around and it's not like I have to immediately go, so I can just buy it and sit on it till I'm ready to take a month off and have a fun trip.Here's a fun article
about a morning in Iceland on a 9-hour layover. I don't know if any of you listen to Bjork or Sigur Rós, but both of these Icelandic acts really convey the majestic landscape and ancient culture of Iceland through music in such a beautiful way. I feel like I know the country already, on a musicky plane.