ICELAND “THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE” You are probably now at 30.000 ft., and reading this article because you have nothing better to do. However, let me be the first to tell you that you´ve hit the jackpot by reading this article because you´re about to get an insight of an amazing country. Iceland is shaped by the forces of ice (glaciers) and fire (volcano eruptions); moreover, it is Europe´s westernmost country, and the second largest island in the North-Atlantic ocean. This country is a paradise that no one should let go of because it´s an island that has everything to offer, no matter the season. For example, if you like skiing, you can pay Iceland a visit in July and go to the glaciers. Don´t be fooled by the irony of the name. For instance, Reykjavik, the capital, has a higher temperature than New York in January. Moreover, it is not uncommon to get temperatures of 24°C or higher in the mid-summer. One may be surpised, but weather discussions are part of the local´s life. Furthermore, the weather is constantly changing, so people often start their daily conversation by discussing the weather. Therefore, if you are talking to an Icelander and don´t know what to say, simply mention the weather for an ongoing, long-lasting conversation!! The nature is unique, and a candy for the eye. Instead of forest, Iceland has lava everywhere. Tourists all agree that they have never seen anything that compares to the Icelandic nature. For example, lava is everywhere, hot springs and geysers appear here and there, glaciers can be seen from many places, and high mountains rise everywhere. In relation, you only have to drive for 15 min. out of the capital to reach the wilderness. Because the locals all live at the coastline, almost the whole country has untouched nature. Reykjavik, the capital, has nothing less to offer than any other capital in the world. Tourists are amazed how lively the capital is despite its size. Moreover, the nightlife has a standard of being the best in the world. During the weekends, Reykjavik is the place for party people because pubs and discos are open until the early hours of next morning, and some places don´t close at all. With all the information given above, you should keep Iceland in mind next time you decide to travel. Have a nice trip!!!