Why is Iceland such a hot destination? Far from what its name implies, this country warms everyone's hearts with its Viking tales, endearing puffins, and iconic Geysir hot springs, which spouts every six to eight hours. (Strokkur geyser, also located along the popular "Golden Circle" route out of Reykjavik, erupts every five to ten minutes.) Iceland's economic success, as well as its challenges with climate disruption, make this country a must-do for intrepid travelers. View the full newsletter.