In the past few centuries, Icelanders generally were hungry and basically lived in the ground. Nonetheless inside every little turf farm you’d find a perfectly literate family and perhaps a poet and author.
BBC Four just informed me that 1 in 10 Icelanders is a published author.
Iceland and the Azores have quite a lot in common. They are nearly straight south of Iceland. We have a similarly sized population. Both sit on the Mid Atlantic rift causing volcanic and seismic activity. Oh yeah and we love sheep.
I’ll go there once I can afford a yacht. Thanks for following!