Reykjavik. Iceland. March sure is a busy month for Icelandic tourism. Apart from the usual affluence of visitors from all over the world, the most beautiful place on Earth is faced with an additional challenge.
“Trying to entertain and accommodate a significant number of Greenlanders who flock to our… less Nordic country… in hope to enjoy higher temperatures, increased sunlight and a wider variety of spirits can be quite fun. They’re basically our neighbors and we like them a lot. Although it can be difficult to provide accommodation to such a high number of tourists, we’ll find a way to make everybody feel welcome. We’re a resourceful people, although only 24% of our territory is inhabitable.”, Guðrún Jónsdóttir, head of the Tourist Experience Association of Iceland, declares.
“We love Iceland!! It’s warm, sunny, tourist-friendly!!! And they are just so funny, their coffee is amazing, their love of books, their lopi production – wonderful things. They’re our neighbors and we love them even though they have no polar bear colonies.”, Aallaaritaa Suersaq, tourist and Iceland enthusiast declared.
“We are a very liberal, open, forward-looking and welcoming nation”, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland explains. “It is not surprising that we are well-beloved by people from all over the world. Studies show that 2 out of 3 Greenlanders will visit us this spring. It is nice to have someone over because it’s warmer here than in their country. And yes, we know our country is green and theirs is icy, but no, we’re not switching names anytime soon.”
Iceland has been voted the most beautiful, magical place on Earth for 14 consecutive years, tightly followed by Spain and Switzerland who have maintained their position for exactly 14 years in a row as well. It’s not a coincidence. It’s their splendor.
Written by Ana-Maria Taut, based on an idea by Anonymous.