A View from Another World
When you look at this travel souvenir from Iceland, you may feel as though you’re transported to another time in the world. The profile view allows this building to look surreal, and even science-fiction like as the golden building is depicted against the intense blue sky. The night is coming and men seem to have abandoned the world. However, the white lamps give us a hint that there is people somewhere and so our best bet is to wait, as the building does. There is also a serene quality which is accentuated by the solitary nature of the photograph. This image also serves as a distinguished reminder of how unique this culture is as it was forged in the immensity of the deep North.
Akureyru, the Cultural City
Akureyri is Northern Iceland most important city, and this status has been inherited from the past. Due to its impeccable harbor that bears no ice, it has been an active port over the centuries, The city dates from the Ninth century when the first settlers arrived and transformed the harbor into a fishing spot. Now, with almost 20,000 people, Akureyri is one the tourists´favorite destinations in this small country.
It is no wonder as the traveler has plenty of opportunities for enjoyment here, if interested in Icelandic folk culture. In Summer, the traveler an attend the medieval festival and Akureyri International Music Festival. If wanting to do a more extensive study into Iceland, head to the library which includes the largest collection of books about the country in the world. If you are the partying kind of visitor, the city won´t disappoint you as it offers an array of avant garde bars and upscale restaurants that are usually mentioned in the finest magazines on the matter. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.