Dating culture in different countries
While many locals would like to blame the worst of this on tourists, it's actually a problem that comes from all corners.Maybe it is because Icelanders are used to having a lot of space, but they are also notoriously sloppy parkers.While showering before swimming is a normal exercise around the world, few places insist you do it naked and, in some cases, publicly.This is because most of the pools in Iceland are not chlorinated, so fellow bathers and swimmers need to be confident that the waters they will be entering are clean.What did you find most unusual about Icelanders on your travels?Are any of the oddities on this list the same as the oddities you find at home?
Ensure you never leave the track that you are driving on, lest you take a massive hit to your wallet and have to endure a thorough shaming from any Icelander who sees you. This may not come as a scary surprise to other Northern Europeans, particularly Nordic, Baltic or German readers, but others, particularly those from North America, should be given fair warning.
While of course, you have many little two-wheel-drives skirting through the streets, there are a disproportionately large number of massive super jeeps, with enormous tyres, you may usually expect to see only in places like Greenland and Alaska.
These monster trucks are not due to inferiority complexes of their owners (although for those who keep them just to travel around Reykjavík, I have my suspicions).
'Per capita' is one of the most used phrases in Iceland.
Icelanders, with just over 300,000 people, suffer from a small nation complex, and to make up for it, we claim we are in fact 'The Best Country in the World' for a number of reasons.