Iceland: In Search of Happiness
My friend Eric Weiner, New York Times bestselling author and former NPR international correspondent, is leading a journey to Iceland in October 2023 to uncover the secrets to happiness.
Everyone wants to be happy, but what exactly is happiness or, better yet, where is it? Author Eric Weiner explores those very questions in his best-selling book, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World (soon to be a five-part TV series starring Rainn Wilson). Now you can join Eric on a tour of incredible Iceland, one of the happiest places in the world. From the art and culinary scene in the capital Reykjavik to the stark beauty of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (good luck pronouncing that) to the idyllic town of Stokkseyri (and this one, too), you will see Iceland in a way few travelers do: through the lens of happiness. Eric will deliver talks on lessons gleaned from the science of happiness. You will meet with Icelandic locals, linguists, and even the former mayor of Reykjavik, who will help shed light on their small country's outsized bliss. In addition to memories and photos, you will also take home valuable life lessons. Check it out here.