To explain Iceland’s love of reading and writing, Brynhildur Sverrisdottir, co-owner of Nordika Travel, a travel agency specializing in travel to Iceland and the Nordic and Artic regions, pointed to the country’s economic history and gloomy winter weather.
“Iceland was an extremely poor country, and the winters were long and dark,” Sverrisdottir said. “Families used to huddle together and someone would always tell a story or a poem.”
Sverrisdottir also provided a few tips for those interested in exploring Iceland’s rich literary history, so read below for some of the best stops for bibliophiles.
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