Can you tell me more about the delicious Icelandic lobster?

Q: Last time I visited Iceland, I ate Icelandic lobster. It was delicious. Can you tell me more about it? — A: The Latin name of the species is Nephrops norvegicus and it’s a type of small [...]

What soft drinks are popular in Iceland?

Q: What soft drinks are popular in Iceland? Are there Icelandic soft drink brands? — A: You will be able to find most international soft drinks in Iceland, like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Red Bull, [...]

Do a lot of Icelanders share the same name?

Q: If a lot of people have the same first name, like Jón, all their children must have the same surname when using the patronymic system, how does this work? — A: In Iceland, most people use a [...]

What are Icelanders’ favourite Christmas cookies?

Q: With the holiday season coming up, could you tell me what Icelanders’ favourite Christmas cookie recipe is? — A: Since the 19th century, baking Christmas cookies, jólasmákökur in Icelandic, [...]

Can I drive in Iceland in winter?

Q: I’m an experienced driver living in Northeast Ohio familiar with driving on ice and snow, and I would like to do a self-drive in winter. I want to see the northern lights, but is it safe to [...]

How Many People in Iceland are Homeless?

Q: How many homeless people are there in Iceland in 2018? I would like to know as I’m doing a school project on homelessness in Iceland. Lillian Hayden, Ireland. — A: Hi Lillian, [...]

Ripped Off by Car Rentals?

Q: I have rented a car in Iceland a few times, up to now without any complaints whatsoever. Surfing through a few forums I was astonished to read that a lot of tourist seem to have been ripped [...]

How hard is it to get a nursing job in Iceland?

How hard is it to get a nursing job in Iceland? Q: How hard is it to get a nursing job in Iceland if you’re licensed from the United States? Is there a shortage of nurses? Do they pay about the [...]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in Iceland

Q: A recent conversation with a friend stimulated this question. He had just watched the Ben Stiller film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on TV, knows I visited Iceland in 2009 and wanted to talk [...]

Are there any public laundry facilities in Iceland?

Q: Are there any public laundry facilities in Iceland? We will be bringing our three sons to Iceland for two weeks this summer and at some point in the two weeks I’m sure we will need to wash [...]

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