If Iceland isn’t on your travel radar, it should be. This is one cool country, and we’re not just talking the weather. In fact, compared to the warmer-sounding Greenland, the misnamed “Ice”land is relatively balmy. Sure, the winters and interior glacier areas are cold, but the summers are quite comfortable – anywhere from 13 to 26 degrees Celsius (56 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit). Surprised? There’s a lot about this gorgeous island nation that might surprise you. Here are 19 reasons why Iceland rocks. Click through and you may be tempted to move there.
1. Iceland Has a National Beer Day
Did you know that Iceland was officially a dry country until 1989? There were some exceptions to this prohibition but essentially the country was devoid of hearty beer from 1915 onward – 75 long years. All that changed on March 1, 1989, when parliament finally voted to lift the ban. That date is now known as Beer Day. As if making up for lost time, the nation now celebrates with pub crawls and copious quaffing. Skál!