Tango on Iceland? The Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, half way between Europe and North America, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. And they have the Tango?
Yes, they do have it! According to a lady friend of mine who has been tangoing there, they have one of the warmest reception of tango guests in the world!
Perhaps because they are so isolated, or just because it’s their nature, the local tangueros welcome visitors very warmly.
She is so enthusiastic about her experience that she made me want to visit them in person the next time I go to Europe.
Icelandair, the local airline, flies from many European cities to Reykjavík and from here to many North American cities. They allow you to stop over to enjoy the many local attractions.
Their flight prices are among the best on the market to go from Europe to North America.
Enrico brings to you this web page, he has the website tango-dancers.com where you can find ALL the books, DVDs, CDs, mp3s available in the entire world on the subject of tango.
Where to dance the tango on Iceland
They have an annual Tango Marathon of the Tango Club, usually in March
Milongas in Iceland
– from Milongas-in.com – not ALL of them, but at least reliable info
What can you do in Iceland when not tangoing?
The Northern Lights are a unique natural phenomenon that attracts an increasing number of visitors.
Iceland is located at a high latitude, meaning there is no darkness from mid-April until mid-August. In this period of time, no Northern Lights can be observed. The Northern Lights season is from late August to mid-April. However, from late September to late March, it is dark after 6 pm, and one enjoys maximum chances.