35 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Iceland… I’m Not Eating #13 EVER.
When you think about Iceland, what comes to mind? If I'm being honest, I don't know much about the mysterious country, beyond a few general facts:
- It's mostly cold.
- It's mostly beautiful.
- Bjork is from Iceland.
- I'm pretty sure they eat fermented shark.
See? These facts aren't exactly untrue, but they represent a tiny fraction of what Iceland really has to offer. In order to educate the masses on this strange and fascinating country, we've put together a list of 35 weird and wonderful things that Iceland has to offer. Read below to learn more about the land of fire and ice: #22 is going to make you want to move there immediately.
#1. In Iceland, phone books are organized by first name: Surnames are based on the father's first name
#2. Icelanders think sheep head is a delicacy. The eyes are widely considered the best part.
#3. One former mayor of Reykjavík's was an aging punk rocker who never went to college.
#4. There is a very interesting midnight golf event at Akureyri Golf Club - it's still light out due to Iceland's long summer days.
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