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For culture, Iceland is a poor choice

Natural phenomenon or man-made culture? Because we don´t have both. PIC Moyan Brenn

Natural phenomenon or man-made culture? Because we don´t have both. PIC Moyan Brenn

Seems a recent survey by the World Economic Forum rates Iceland horribly low regarding any kind of cultural and entertainment resources. That was a waste of time and money.

In spite of outward appearances Icelanders have only just recently stepped out of turf houses and into modernity. Add that fact to the fact this is a very young nation and sparsely populated and it does not take any special powers of observation to deduct there is cultural deficiency in country.

We do have immense cultural legacy in the brilliant Sagas of old and certainly we have had pretty good artists pop up once in awhile. Some museums here are on the scale of such things pretty good although never great. Oh, and yes we have real pagans too. But that´s all she wrote culturally.

But hell. Who needs man-made culture when you can gaze upon five-star natural surroundings everywhere you go. Even if we can´t hold a candle to some fancy old architecture in Russia or world-class museums in France, our nature tops everything the French or the Russians can offer combined. Take that World Economic Forum.

One thought on “For culture, Iceland is a poor choice

  1. Agree! And besides, any one who knows what culture is knows it depends on the place. If you can’t see culture in a place, you’re either not looking or you’re looking for something else.


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