Most-In­sta­grammed Award ICE­LAND

Herworld (Malaysia) - - HER LIVING -

Why? The coun­try has been work­ing to­wards be­com­ing the world’s first to make equal pay for women a ne­ces­sity. Last year on In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, Ice­land’s Prime Min­is­ter Bjarni Benedik­ts­son an­nounced his plans: com­pa­nies with more than 25 em­ploy­ees are re­quired to fol­low the law by way of un­der­go­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and keep to strict pay poli­cies ev­ery three years. Speak­ing of equal­ity, women make up nearly 50 per cent of the Par­lia­ment’s seats.

Where to visit? Ice­land has seen a dis­tinc­tive tourism boom in the past few years. Here are some off the beaten track places worth a visit.

• For the avid ad­ven­turer: visit the aban­doned DC plane crash site at Sól­heimasan­dur Beach.

• For the happy camper: spend a night out with Mother Na­ture un­der the stars at the lush span of green­ery that is Þakgil Roof Canyon.

• For the ar­chi­tec­turally in­clined: ris­ing to tower at 74.5 me­ters high, the Lutheran parish church Hall­grim­skirkja is a sight to be­hold.

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