Preparing for Iceland

Yesterday I spent an afternoon shopping with mother for thick clothings. It was ok except that mother can’t stop complaining about how inappropriate it is for me to have long hair.

I also prepared some euros to exchange to krónur when I get to Keflavík.

I’ll try to pack as little as possible so that I don’t have to check any luggage.

Here I’ll insert a map of Reykjavík to test the photo function of this blogsite.


This will not be a usual travel log, because the intent of this travel is completely unusual. Think of this more like an anthropological investigation of the members of the Reykjavík community, than a ” eat good food and take photos of these big artificial/natural structures that you should take photos of”. Because of that, I will write more about its food distribution system (aka its supermarkets) and material movement system (aka its roads and buses) and cultural institutions (aka libraries og kaffihúsin) than about its Blue Lagoon (I don’t like getting into water).

Possible topics for future:

  • Kaffihús í Reykjavík (Coffeehouses in Reykjavík)
  • Bónu, Króna, Hagkaup og 10-11 (and other supermarkets)
  • Q&A with strangers on the street, such as “Whom do you like more? Odin, Thor, Loki?”
  • Northern light tour
  • Libraries, such as Landsbókasafn Íslands
  • Bookstores (Twilight Sparkle approves!)
  • Smáhestar í Reykjavík (smallhorses in Reykjavík)
  • BSÍ and other details of the bus system
  • The two universities in Reykjavík
  • Grænmetisæta á Íslandi (vegetarians in Iceland)
  • Jól og jólabókaflóðið (Christmas and the Christmas book flood)



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