The Sights: The otherworldly sounds of sigur ros and bjork are the perfect backdrop for the moonscape of iceland.
Our favorite excursion was to run to a new YMCA style hot springs/pool.
Being Vegan: Was not as hard as I anticipated. Our hotel had a lovely continental breakfast with museli and bread every morning.
A Naestru Grosum in the middle of RKK is an all vegetarian restaurant with large portions, low prices, and delicious food.
I approve.And of course-a diet staple-bread!!
Rugbrand you have my heart.This moist, steamed rye bread was my favorite and quite addicting. Others agreed:
Or Not: I did try the famous icelandic Skyrr, a thick, protein rich yogurt (priyanka has an obsession with it-the blog is coming soon). It's very similar to greek yogurt and can be found in many Whole Foods under the brand name of Siggis. I think this may be a key component of the Icelandic Paradox-how does a country with minimal vegetable intake stay so supermodel skinny??
They also have soy yogurt-decent.
Drinks- on Friday and Saturday evenings, everyone, ages 14-55 goes to house parties until about midnight, and then starts a bar crawl around downtown that lasts until 5am. It felt just like home, except that everything stays open. Although bars and clubs are constantly going in and out of style I highly recommend b5-it has a statue of a black stallion in the front window-you can't miss it.
Icelandic schnapps are worth trying, just for the experience, but unless you love salty-licorice-flavored-mint, it might not be your favorite thing. There's a reason Brennivan is called "black death"
The Best store ever:
Iceland-Check. Wanderlust satisfied-for a week or so....