Many have written a list about what you should not do while travelling over here. This is a list you should not do if you are coming over to have fun. If you are only coming to see waterfalls and climb on mountaints, then ready a blog elsewhere.
Buy alcohol in supermarkets – IT’S NOT BEER
Welcome to the communist country of alcohol. We have special LIQUOR stores, like in American movies owned by the state. Its a monopoly situation, open until 6 or 7pm and thats it. You can´t get wasted from the light beer you can purchase in our supermarkets, they don´t even taste good so skip it.
Pay for water
Why on earth would you come to a country that markets itelf for having the best water in the world, and cleanest air and so on, but then buy an overpriced bottle of PURE Icelandic water? Thirsty? Go to the tap, its even better than the water that you buy for 4-5 euros, that’s why Icelandic girls have such beautiful skin.
Take a taxi from Keflavik to Reykjavik
If you love throwing cash in the air in the clubs and ¨letting it rain¨, then take a cab from Reykjavík to Keflavik airport. Well no, don´t do it, you could rather let it rain in the club, be cool for 2 minutes and then just take the airport shuttle instead. It´s more fun and you don´t have to talk to a guy you will never meet again for 45 minutes while he drives you.
Shop in 24-hour open 10-11 shops
The only thing we forgive you regarding 10-11 is if you have a hot dog in the middle of the night with potato salad. Everything else is a crime, again, throw the cash up in the air while you party, its wiser than giving it to these guys.
Don´t drive like an idiot
We don´t have autobahn. It’s maximum 90, wherever you go. Thats one thing, another thing is regarding stopping your car in the middle of the road to take pictures of sheeps and horses. Don´t do it because somebody could drive over you and you might die.
Don´t make sexist jokes
Now this is a sensitive issue over here. That dirty small talk you do drunk while you party at home with cute bartenders, just don´t, you might get beaten up by a pumped young guy who is using too much steroids and thinks he is a viking.
Party starts late
The clubbing culture starts later over here than what you know from back home. Now drinking for a long period at a bar is only for the rich here. So you have two choices:
- a) Go to a liquor store and buy overpriced can beers, drink it in your hotel room and then show up wasted at 00:30 to stand in a line at a club.
- b) Sign up for The Icelandic Alcohol Walk with BreakOutTrips and have the perfect run before the clubs go wild. NO LINES with us.
The nights are cold
Wanna show your biceps? Wanna show your sexy legs? Then go to Spain.
It’s cold over here so bring a coat and then just take it off while you are inside a club. Wife-beaters are not in, go to the gym if you wanna flex.