Iceland – it is one of the most northern nations of Europe, known for a magnificent landscape of rugged coastline, mountains, lava fields, thermal pools, waterfalls and active volcanoes. While it rivals England in size, the population is only 400,000. 85% of that number live in the captital Reykjavik. Yet, the cold and frigid climate has not dampened the spirit of the people. Iceland is incredibly creative – and musical. Centuries ago, it was common for foreign courts to recruit Icelanders to serve as their poets and storytellers. Hundreds of natives were exported for such purposes.
Source: Ian Nicholson, Eric St. Clair; Joel News