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Of course restaurants in Iceland are also cheating you

What kind of fish are you getting at any Iceland restaurant? Take a wild guess. PIC gourmetfoodsteps

What kind of fish are you getting at any Iceland restaurant? Take a wild guess. PIC gourmetfoodsteps

Even if Icelanders have just recently come out from under the rocks as a nation we are quicker than Usain Bolt to embrace all the “lovely” things about getting money for nothing.

 

Three fab restaurants in Akureyri Iceland

For a town its size it´s quite amazing the varied things one can do in Akureyri. PIC Tom Olliver

For a town its size it´s quite amazing the varied things one can do in Akureyri. PIC Tom Olliver

At the beginning of the century any connoisseur traveling around Iceland would have cut the trip short halfway and hurried home with horrible stomach aches.

 

You sure you want fresh fish in Iceland?

Don´t believe the hype. Fresh fish is not necessarily the thing...

Don´t believe the hype. Fresh fish is not necessarily the thing…

Freshest seafood possible! Catch of the day! Catch and grill! Why all such statements should be taken with a huge grain of sea salt in Iceland.

There is no shortage of fancy advertising from local Icelandic restaurants competing about tourist dollars.…

 

Life and good food by the harbor in Reykjavik Iceland

The locally famous Bullan hamburger joint, translated as Burgerjoint, is one of the fine places found at Reykjavik´s old harbor. PIC robobby

The locally famous Bullan hamburger joint, translated as Burgerjoint, is one of the fine places found at Reykjavik´s old harbor. PIC robobby

In Reykjavik Iceland not too many things have borne good fruit when it comes to city planning. One does not have to walk far or long to realize the center of Reykjavik is more or less a twisted jumble of whatever and none too interesting either.

 

No, you won´t find much open in Iceland over Christmas

The most famous square in Reykjavik Iceland over Christmastime…. totally empty. Prepare for some places to be closed over Xmas and New Years in Iceland. PIC aromano

Visitors to Iceland over Christmas en New Year´s might be in for an unpleasant surprise no one bothered to tell them about.…

 

No McDonalds in Iceland but we´re still pretty fat

Nope. No McDonalds in Iceland but an awful lot of other fast food joints everywhere. PIC Helgi Hall

Amazing number of tourists to Iceland roll over with surprise when they learn there is absolutely no McDonalds restaurant in the whole country.…

 

Why we won´t recommend any restaurants

In Iceland there really is little difference in opening a restaurant and playing poker. In both instances you lay out all your money and sooner rather than later you lose it all.

It almost seems something mathematicians should taka a close look at; why do restaurants in Iceland fold and die every five seconds?…

 

In Iceland not just geothermal pools but restaurants too

We told you it was fairly nice. The village of Hveragerdi in Iceland. PIC fjarlq

We told you it was fairly nice. The village of Hveragerdi in Iceland. PIC fjarlq

Fog is not unusual in the small town of Hveragerdi, literally Hot Spring Field, about 45 minutes south of the capital Reykjavik. Indeed, not just fog but unusual smell also.