Reykjavik is a UNESCO City of Literature.. and it's no "mystery" why people love it.
At first glance, this horrible tragedy is so haunting that even devoted travelers might be tempted to think twice about their trip. But, rest assured, Iceland is an incredibly safe country - and also the perfect setting for some of the best books in the world. In this case, the mysterious boat and vanished passengers rest not in Reykjavik but rather in the imagination of renowned Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. Her compelling novel The Silence Of The Sea has earned rave reviews.
And while you're likely very relieved that you can't experience the plots of her books first hand, you can indulge your love of great books and writing in Iceland. This is the writing capital of the world, with 1 in 10 citizens publishing a book in their lifetime. Reykjavik has even been awarded the prestigious designation of being a UNESCO City of Literature. So whether your tastes run towards murder mysteries or economic theory or modern poetry, Iceland is THE travel destination for readers and writers.