As someone who has lived in Iceland as a foreigner for many, many years, there are certain things that just feel 'Icelandic', like year-round gatherings in every village and town that help everyone to get through the endless winter or going to IKEA to buy (even more) stylish stuff for your already stylish home or just to eat super cheap, tasty food. Iceland factoid: IKEA Iceland makes more money in their restaurant than any other IKEA in the world! IKEA crushing aside, even more charming are all the quirky things Icelanders do every single day that make you either smile or roll your eyes, sometimes a bit of both, hahaha. I came across the following version of 'you know you're from Iceland when...' HERE and it made me laugh so much I thought I'd share it.
You know you're from Iceland when:
"okay, you pretty summed it all up very nice there. But there were some aspects that I didn't agree on like… You believe in trolls (when foreigners are in earshot), and think they live in 'suspicious looking rocks'." Here you are mentioning the Hidenfolk, or elfs they live in the rocks… trolls come from Esja and/or Hekla”.
I love that Icelanders enjoy their country so much and are not shy about discussing the idiosyncrasies of life in Iceland. It's refreshing to see a nation not taking themselves too seriously ♡ And now, it's time for a song...just because!
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