Strip And Scrub: The Iceland Way

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Iceland is green, and Greenland is ice. Yeah, yeah, yeah… we all learned that as a kid, and never thought too much of it since. What I failed to learn then, I’m catching up with now. Iceland is one of those mysterious, unique places I always see on a map, tilt my head a little to the right, and simply wonder…

It was thenthrust back into my awareness not long ago when reading an interesting article exploring the culture by means of a swim with the locals in one of their beloved geothermal hot pools, near the capitol city of Reykjavik. I never thought of this isolated little island as a feasible destination until then.

More recently, I stumbled upon some insider’s tips from Lonely Planet, and it reignited that head tilting curiosity. Based on the two articles, travelers are bound to find a pricey, yet “bewitching” city, with warm hearted people and even warmer waters.

However, travelers beware. As the article and tip number three specifically, and somewhat bluntly state, be sure to wash thoroughly without a swimsuit before hopping into any of the Icelander’s cherished pools. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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