It doesn’t matter if you are someone who likes to plan vacations meticulously, or someone who likes to travel spontaneously—Iceland is an ideal location for everyone. New York City resident Scott Blair decided to embark on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Iceland with a friend in hopes of seeing otherworldly scenery and exploring spectacular geothermal landscapes—and his trip to the island nation did not disappoint.

Inspired the nation’s stark, desolate landscapes—which, he says, remind him of something out of a Dungeons and Dragons game

Reykjanesbær emerged as a town a few years ago, when two towns and rivals merged into one, Narðvík and Keflavík. For decades, thousands of American military personnel lived on a military base by Keflavík that the United States Army built during WWII. A naval base for Iceland’s defense and to secure the northern Atlantic route. The Army also built an airfield, which later became Iceland’s international airport. The military base was in operation until September 2006. During that time, thousands of U.S.

For decades, thousands of American military personnel lived on a military base
Oddný Harðardóttir MP still lives in her childhood home

Garður, the town on the northernmost tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula is a curious place. At first sight, it looks nondescript and lacking in natural wonders. But, don't be fooled. This is where the boundary between land and sea gets a bit blurred; where you can sit by the shoreline with the wind in your hair and the raging ocean at your feet; where you find the most amazing Northern Lights and the most glorious sunsets. Here is where the politician Oddný Harðardóttir MP, was born and raised.

Oddný and Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former primeminister of Iceland and the most respected politician in Iceland