Adding To Your Bucket List

Posted by Tom Locke on October 30th, 2014 filed in Education, History, Life, Travel

I am just back from the annual film conference for the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers, a group that I have been a proud member of since 1986.

This year our conference was hosted by our member, Saga Film, in Reykjavik, Iceland.  What an incredible experience.

In addition to viewing presentations by our members from all over the world, we managed  to find some time to tour this fine city, visit a number of museums, snowmobile on a glacier, eat some of the finest and freshest fish I have ever tasted, relax in outdoor spas and attend a reception at the home of Iceland’s President.

Iceland is often referred to as the land of “Fire & Ice” and rightly so.  Its population is just over 330,000 with Reykjavik housing 170,000.

Since its financial downturn in the international markets in 2008, Iceland has rebounded and has three things going for it – the fishing industry, tourism (you can stop in Iceland for a few days on your way to Europe or North America without incurring extra flight charges) and geothermal resources, which produce all the power the country needs and then some. For those looking at experiencing the great outdoors, Iceland is an ideal destination.

And, remember, if you get lost in the woods in Iceland, just stand up!

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