Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital, and where 54% of the population live.  Iceland is for “island”, nothing to do with ice.   The collapse of the Icelandic króna  in 2008 made it a cheap destination, then the huge volcanic eruption in 2010 put Iceland on the map, beaming images of breathtaking landscapes around the world.  Iceland’s no longer a bargain, but it’s still every bit as magical.