13 Facts You Didn’t Know About Iceland

by Natasha Monteiro
13 Facts You Didn’t Know About Iceland

How much do you know about Iceland really? Let me guess! That it’s really cold. Igloos probably come from Iceland and it’s somewhere up North! But that’s not all this beautiful, expensive country has to offer. Here are 13 things that will blow your mind about Iceland.

1. Icelanders love sheep – not for the wool but for their head. TO EAT IT! They love sheep head and especially the eyes.

Sheep GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

2. Beer was considered illegal in Iceland until 1989! Incidentally, they now celebrate March 1 as beer day. Their favourite beer is whale beer which is beer infused with dried whale testicles.

Happy Hour Drinking GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

3. Icelandic women are rumoured to be the most beautiful in the world. They’ve already won Miss World 4 times!

iceland women
Image courtesy: guidetoiceland

4. Reykjavík is home to 60% of the Icelandic population


5. Icelanders are said to be the worst parkers across the world

Image Courtesy: the odyssey online

6. Iceland is rewriting their constitution and taking feedback from it’s citizens via Facebook. They can even make alterations. Their democracy is also the oldest in the world – established in 930.


Image Courtesy – Laurel Papworth

7. If you think sheep eyes are bad, these guys also love sour ram’s testicles

Disgusted The Monkees GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

8. There are no mosquitoes in all of Iceland

Oh My God Wow GIF by 9Now - Find & Share on GIPHY

9. Iceland had the first female and openly gay Prime Minister

Nicki Minaj Wow GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

10. The crime rate in Iceland is so low that the police barely carry guns. What they do have is a super-funny Instagram account that you must check out – instagram.com/logreglan

iceland police

11. There is no police inside banks in Iceland but there is one in every liquor store!

Image Courtesy: Cube Breaker

12. Some roads in Iceland were moved because they were too close to fairies and dwarves. There’s also a full-fledged elfing school in Iceland.

Bashful Snow White And The Seven Dwarves GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

13. Icelanders LOVE Ice-cream. No, they really do!

Excited Ice Cream GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY