Being from London and having done film making in New York and spent time there, Iceland is the perfect intermediary location. Just two hours away.
I love all three - so if you live in London or New York, don't forget Iceland is right on the way.
Perfectly situated between the two cities it is a wonderful escape from the *real world and still so close to both.
It may seem off the beaten track, but really it is the perfect spot.
And from Reykjavik - just five - six hours to NYC.
The airlines offer stopovers for people traveling to New York from London and vice-versa. With a trip to the gorgeous Blue Lagoon and hotel stay for one night.
Two days before Lent is known as Bolludagur or "Buns Day." Homes, restaurants and particular bakeries, overflow with delicately made cream puffs or "buns." These "buns" come in all different shapes and sizes, filled with cream, jam, and sometimes drizzled in chocolate. Children especially love Bun Day because they get to wake up early and try to catch their parents still in bed. If they do, they "beat" them out of bed with their individually made Bolluvondur or "Bun Wands," which are colorfully decorated with strips of paper and gleaming ribbon. The parents are then obligated to give their children one cream puff for every "blow" received.
One of my favourite things in life is swimming. One of my favourite things about Iceland is all the pools and hot tubs and steam baths. The mountains sit reflecting the dusk and I sit outside in the hot tub looking at the church spires. It's spectacular. I came here to research being Weird, but I have been given so much more and I have not even been Weird yet!