Over the years I have seen endless amount of articles that will tell you how amazing and fabulous and friendly and talented us Icelanders are. Not to mention happy. If you haven’t seen them, just follow an Icelandic travel company on Facebook or Twitter and they are bound to share one of these articles with you. Although I can’t argue against that most of the people I know here are amazing and friendly and talented and fabulous, I happen to think all these articles are forgetting something very important. Namely, you guys.
I would like to see an article make its way around social media that celebrates the amazing people that come to Iceland, take out of this world photos and videos of places many Icelanders have never even seen and share them with the whole wide world. An article that thanks all the visitors that have bought Icelandic music and introduced it to their friends at home, before most Icelanders ever discovered it, helping Icelandic musicians realize their dreams to work on something they love. All the people who have taken a chance on little travel companies like my dad’s Taxi Tours with positive direct and indirect consequences for the families involved. A few words to thank the hundreds of thousands that by visiting Reykjavík every year, help us maintain a flourishing restaurant and cafe scene that quite frankly, wouldn’t exist without you.
On a more personal level I would to like to thank you for every time you stop by here at the blog, for all the comments and interaction on Facebook and Twitter, the likes on Instagram and all the generous donations. Most of all for the time I’ve shared with some of you – making the last two years so awesome that I almost tear up thinking about it.
I think statistically Iceland and Reykjavík get more amazing and fabulous and friendly and talented visitors than any country could hope for. I don’t even have to use the per capita argument to support that. Maybe one of these journalists that are constantly commenting on how happy we are should look into whether that might be a part of the reason.