• Nordic culture
    • Majority of people still believe in elves
    • Most traditions are still kept
    • There is a school to study the elves and invisible people
    • Roads are made in a way to avoid rocky zones where elves live
  • Strong support for LGBT people
    • They can get married, have children, and many other things.
    • Their marriage laws are gender neutral and define marriage as between two individuals, making them one of the first countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
    • They were the first country with an openly gay head of government.
  • They also support gender equality
    • They had the world’s first directly elected female head of state.
    • Equality between the sexes is very high - Iceland is consistently ranked among the top three countries in the world for women to live in.
    • They were the first country in the world to have a political party formed and led entirely by women.
  • It doesn't have a standing army. Instead, it has a peacemaking organisation.
  • Its language is fascinating, and it includes the only remaining runic letter.
  • They have an Artless Day - a day when one cannot look, make or do anything related to art so people can understand its importance in life.
  • Its landscapes are magical
    • It is a geologically active area, but I'm motivated to get over the trauma of an earthquake to live in a country where you can see many more wonderful things. Geothermal waters, aurora borealis, vast landscapes, waterfalls, etc. On the plus side, they do not despair with all this natural activity and instead use it to produce the country's energy instead of using petrol.
  • They have the highest number of bookstores per capita in the world, around 10% of the population will publish a book in their lifetimes.
  • Traditions are important and well-kept.
  • They don't have McDonald's!
  • It's peaceful, and its people are close-knit.
  • They have a day (November 1st) dedicated to avoid art to make people understand how essential and how participative it is in our daily lives - how wonderful is that?!
  • It's magical.
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