I was fortunate to be invited to speak at an event in Iceland back in 2010. What wasn’t so fortunate was that the event was scheduled for the month of February. Considering Iceland’s proximity to the North Pole (just south of the Arctic Circle) I knew I was in for a colder travel experience than what I typically experience. And while I live in San Francisco, a place that hasn’t seen snow since the 60’s, I did grow up in Northwest Minnesota, so I figured I could handle it. Turns out that Iceland in winter was and still remains one of the most hauntingly beautiful places you can visit.