The town of Reyðarfjörður (population: 1,000) in East Iceland, home to a large smelter, is among 10 ‘Places to See Before They’re Changed Forever,’ according to an article on cnn.com by Tamara Hinson.
“It’s thought the influx has been prompted by the growing popularity of the Nordic Noir genre—typified by TV shows like The Killing and Fortitude, both of which have enjoyed huge success in Europe and United States,” she writes.
Reyðarfjordur, named after the largest fjords in the East Fjords, is where the series Fortitude was filmed, despite the story taking place in Norway.
The town shares the list with Cuba, the Greek Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, Antarctica, Nicaragua, Gozo in Malta, Solden in Austria, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe/Zambia, and the island of St. Helena.
Another strange thing about the CNN article is that the image is not from the Reyðarfjörður but from Seyðisfjörður, the most picturesque village in East Iceland.