Ásta Þrastardóttir writes and article in Business Insider on 24 reasons to love Iceland.
Amon other things she says: "Iceland is a place of surreal beauty. The incredible landscape of the island is staggering. Most of the country is an uninhabited moonscape of craters, bright green moss, towering glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs, and fields of lava rock.
It is so other-worldly that it is often the backdrop in sci-fi films. Iceland was the inspiration for Tolkien’s stories and is sometimes even used as practice for moon-landings.
Plus, the people are really, really nice — and I should know since I'm from there."
She goes on to list 24 things to love about Iceland.
See the photographs, including a few shots by our friend Elisabetta Rosso.