will live clean and comfortably. Nineteen percent of all power
coming from Iceland is hydroelectric, one of the largest emission
rates in the world. Iceland has very little industry outside
that emits pollutants, and even in the capital there are springs
for swimming and recreation. And the water is so clean
and pure that it is pumped into taps without any chlorination
will live long and prosper. Life expectancy, at 81.3 years for women
and 76.4 for men, is one of the highest in the world. And the median
Icelander makes $30,000 per year, the seventh highest in the world.
will live safely. Iceland, with no army, navy or air force, has not
seen combat for several centuries. In addition, Iceland has the
seventh lowest incarceration and murder rates in the entire world.
will be smart. With a literacy rate of 99 percent, the highest in
the world, Iceland is a well-educated, well-informed country with
a thirst for arts. There are museums scattered throughout
the entire country paying homage to the country’s history and
its place in the future. The National Gallery of Iceland, located
Reykjavik, is the biggest and most visited.
will be festive. Festivals abound in Iceland throughout the year,
with the largest on Independence Day (June 17). Other celebrations
include the arrival of winter and summer, and typically whenever
the country feels like a party.
… You will work and play. And play and play. On the average, Icelander’s have four weeks of vacation time per year, and some much more than that. With over 70 bars and clubs in Reykjavik, and mountains, riverbeds, glaciers, hot springs and just about anything else you can imagine, Iceland has enough to do for four weeks, or years, at a time.
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