A few Slovenians travelling around Iceland are inspired by Inspired by Iceland. Here’s what they wrote:
ICE(land) — a kitsch or a masterpiece?
To tell you the truth, it really looks almost kitschy. You drive half an hour and arrive to one planet. Then you drive another half an hour and suddenly you find yourself on a completely different planet. It’s all green at one time, then it’s all black, and in another part it’s all red, after an hour’s drive everything turns all yellow, further on you see a combination of all the above. You see columns of smoke rising from hills, massive glaciers, surrounded by endless black lava fields, the Atlantic Ocean, and millions of waterfalls which after a while you don’t even notice anymore, since there’s too many.
The only constant in Iceland is the ever changing weather condition :). As the old local Viking wisdom goes: “If you don’t like the weather now, wait five minutes — it’ll probably get worse.” Heh…
It gets pretty cold up there, but you easily forget about that (well, Eva would probably disagree with me…), since every couple of meters you run across a hot spring, a hot tub, or a whole hot river, in which you can freely soak in a pensioner way and let the time pass you by. Besides, it’s ICELAND! You cannot expect palm trees and +30⁰C there.
The nature is really crazy!!! “Waaaaauuuu” and “look at that” and “the best” and “yeeeey” are words, which you say around 100 times a day.
If you happen to be interested in how the end of the world looks like (in Iceland this means Látrabjarg or to put it better — a place on the far west at the back of beyond) — a huge steep cliff and beneath a kilometres-long orange-red sandy beach, wind blowing 150 km/h, the ocean and millions of different birds. Among them the sexiest are the clumsy Atlantic Puffins, which are some kind of gurus of this part of the earth. And then comes one these extremely likable two-legged feathery models… only half a meter away from me, while lying at the edge of the precipice… and says directly into my face — “You’re such a puffin!” :)
Iceland is completely out of mind! The colour palette is edgy and appears to be gaudy, but soon you realize that it’s more like a harmony of a wonderful Hundertwasser mosaic. Even though everything is in contrast, it is on the exact perfect place and exactly the way it is supposed to be. The spaciousness of untouched nature, the quietness, endlessness, freedom, that you can practically breathe - or feel boiling underneath your feet… boiling really intensely. You can almost feel wild rhythms of Orff’s Carmina Burana flowing through its veins. Iceland is elegant and wild at the same time. Iceland is rock’n’roll. Iceland is a balm for the soul!
To put it differently — if an almighty being really exists, whether it’s Allah or some kind of a purple osteoporotic worm, than Iceland must be his orgasm, his chef-d’œuvre, his Mona Lisa. Definitely a masterpiece!