Anonymous asked: Hi ♥ First of all your blog is amazing; the pictures are beautiful and you're so kind answering to everyone! Also, you're the only "active" source that I found about Iceland. I was thinking to make an Erasmus experience and Iceland is my top choice but it is also the most "extreme" ( the other ones are German, France etc ) so I'm doing some research but mostly I'm afraid that people could not "like" us (we are italians)! I've thought to ask you for advices :3
I met a few Italian Erasmus students when I was at university. I don’t recall anything other than they were content in Iceland. I do remember however that they were always inappropriately dressed for the weather. Icelandic weather is pretty extreme.
I don’t see any reason why Icelanders should not like Italians. Still there is a considerable culture difference you might encounter. This may make you think that we don’t like you. Icelanders tend to be a shy group of people, quite the opposite of the Italians I’ve met. When we meet open and friendly people we get skeptic. But just give us a little time and perhaps get us a little drunk. Then we’ll open up. Perhaps you can contact some former Italian Erasmus students that have been to Iceland for some tips.
Hope you find your way to Iceland! Góða ferð!