Okay, so this is random and only slightly related, but I was watching an episode of "House Hunters International" yesterday, and this couple was moving to Reykjavik, Iceland. I never thought about visiting a place so close to the North Pole, but the city is gorgeous, and apparently really fun to live in. In my planning out the numerous places I will travel to when I finally have the time and the money, I never remember all these Northern European countries, but I have to start including them soon, especially if they still make awesome music like this 2008 dance single by Swedish singer, Medina:
Also, I only just found out that Emiliana Torrini is from Iceland. She's one of those quirky indie singers that kinda fly under the radar, but always pop up with amazing stuff, like Gollum's Song for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. My favorite track of hers is her cover of Tom Waits's "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You":
Also another awesome thing about Northern Europe: IKEA! I know the furniture is cheap and not very durable, but the designs are still pretty cool. Plus I can have a stylish place without breaking the bank. If that's not a reason to love that place, I don't know what is.