Iceland VS New York

Instead of lounging on a sandy beach, Björk and Barney split their time between Iceland and New York, where Barney has an apartment downtown and Björk owns a house upstate “in the forest, with the Bambis". It’s a bi-continental lifestyle that works nicely with Björk’s seasonal preferences.

In December and January, she explains , “it’s colder in Manhattan than in Iceland, and the Christmasy thing is a bit insane ! In Iceland, it’s like a winter wonderland, and there’s only light for one hour a day, it’s about family and drinking hot chocolate with cognac in it and cuddling.“

( Summer in New York is also out : “I think it should be illegal to be in Manhattan in August.“ )

New York Magazine , November 28, 2005 issue