By Mikey DeTemple, Ocean Minded Brand Ambassador
Someone recently asked me, “10 years from now, what do you think will be ground-breaking?” I had gotten back from Iceland just a few days prior and was still feeling the energy from the trip when I answered the question with: “Iceland.”
It’s the cleanest place I’ve ever seen. There’s not a speck of trash to find, to clean or to pickup. Eighty precent of the country is powered geothermally and their government is at the forefront of hydrogen powered cars. Talk about sustainable. They are on their way to being a zero-emissions society. It’s an island that’s paving the future.
Iceland is also one of the most visually stimulating places I’ve ever seen. Have you ever been somewhere and thought to yourself, “what would this place look like 100 years ago?” That’s Iceland. Pristine is a word that stuck in my head the entire trip and I’ve never experienced pristine to this level. Waterfalls around every corner, crazy fog banks socking in entire mountain ranges, the dynamic changes of weather happening before your eyes like a twelve-hour time lapse. You can drive for a hours without seeing another person, car or town. If you’re thirsty, you pull off and variations in the coastline that you can spend day’s just searching for surf. Imagining if the swell direction was perfect, how good this setup would be. But when you finally find it and there’s not another soul in sight, it makes it all worth it.