Tango on Iceland – Warm, with the Northern Lights

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Tango on Iceland? The Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, halfway 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!

The local tangueros welcome visitors very warmly. Maybe they are isolated, or it’s just their nature!

She is enthusiastic about her experience! 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.

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Reykjavík

Tango Club Reykjavík

They have an annual Tango Marathon of the Tango Club, usually in March

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Some Milongas-in Iceland
Tango on Iceland: What can you do in Iceland, when not tangoing?

Hitting headlines, topping bucket lists, wooing nature lovers and dazzling increasing numbers of visitors – there seems no end to the talents of this breathtaking northern destination.

A Symphony of Elements

An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe, Iceland is, literally, a country in the making. It’s a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mudpots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble, and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendor seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. And it works a treat: some crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes, and everyone are transfixed.

The Power of Nature

It’s the power of Icelandic nature to turn prosaic into the extraordinary. A dip in a pool becomes a soak in a geothermal lagoon; a casual stroll can transform into a trek across a glittering glacier; and a quiet night of camping may mean front-row seats to the aurora borealis’ curtains of light, or the soft, pinkish hue of the midnight sun. Iceland has a transformative effect on people too – its sagas turned brutes into poets, and its stories of huldufólk (hidden people) may make believers out of skeptics. Here you’ll find some of the world’s highest concentrations of dreamers, authors, artists and musicians, all fuelled by their surroundings.

Nordic Nirvana

Don’t for a minute think it’s all about the great outdoors. The counterpoint to the natural beauty is Iceland’s cultural life. It celebrates a literary legacy that stretches from medieval sagas to contemporary thrillers by way of Nobel Prize winners. Live music is everywhere, as is visual art, handicrafts and locavore cuisine. The world’s most northerly capital is home to the kind of egalitarianism, green thinking, and effortless style that its Nordic brethren are famous for – all of which is wrapped in Iceland’s assured individuality.

A Personal Experience

The warmth of Icelanders is disarming, as is their industriousness. They worked hard to recover from financial upheaval, and to transform Iceland into an international tourist destination. Iceland today can host each year more than six times its population. Consider a medium-sized city in your country. Then consider it has far-flung universities, airports, and hospitals to administer, 30-odd active volcanoes to monitor, and hundreds of hotels to run. How might they cope? Could they manage as well as the Icelanders? And still, have time left over to create spine-tingling music and natty knitwear?

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a unique natural phenomenon that attracts an increasing number of visitors.

Iceland is at high latitude. 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. From late September to late March, it is dark after 6 pm, and one enjoys the maximum chances.

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Iceland Express
Iceland Express

Want a big adventure in a short amount of time? Travel to Iceland and explore the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this five-day Lonely Planet Experience. Traverse the Golden Circle and marvel at the explosive power of the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gulfoss waterfall. Walk the black sand beaches of the Jokulsarlon lagoon and decide whether take an optional walk on the mighty Myrdalsjokull glacier. This fast-paced adventure focuses on the natural, untamed beauty of Iceland – taking you straight to the heart of the action with a local leader by your side.

A coronavirus test for anyone? In Iceland, it’s possible.

Hospitals are overwhelmed with sick patients. They’re running out of lifesaving supplies in coronavirus hot spots around the globe. And in many places, testing for the virus has been reserved for people who meet specific medical and travel-related criteria.

The large number of people infected with the virus not showing any symptoms is a challenge. It made the pandemic difficult to control. 25% of them are in this situation. That means that in places with limited testing, doctors and scientists know they are missing people who are infected with the virus — and may be spreading it to others.

So what happens if anyone could be tested?

That’s what scientists in Iceland are now trying to make happen. They hope their approach will result in important insights. It would help their country handle its own outbreak more efficiently. It would also help researchers elsewhere.

In late February, Iceland confirmed its first case of the virus: a patient who had recently returned home after a trip to Italy. Over the next several weeks, as the pandemic seeped into communities around the world, other cases began to pop up across the island, home to about 364,000 people.

Icelandic officials quickly embarked on an ambitious contact-tracing initiative that helped identify and isolate individuals who had come into contact with people diagnosed with the virus — and urged them into isolation.

The Reykjavik-based deCODE Genetics, a subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology company Amgen, teamed up with the country’s public health officials to rapidly expand the country’s testing capacity.

Now, anyone in Iceland who wants to be tested for coronavirus can be. They do not need to have recently traveled abroad or have come into contact with anyone diagnosed with the virus. They don’t even need to show any symptoms.

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