Reykjavik houses in June, when I visited Iceland for the first time. I’m going back in a few weeks, and I must admit I was seriously impressed with this little country in the middle of the North Atlantic.
Less population than Highland Region, the last place in the Northern Hemisphere to be populated by humans, and an island that has known grinding poverty within less than half a century.
But now? With an economy built on cheap energy and a adventurous and entrepreneurial population (they call themselves the Italians of the Scandinavian world) it’s a model for many places, not least Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.
However it does come at a price – literally – Beer is a bum clenching £8 a pint.