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You’ve probably read that Icelanders believe in elves and trolls and that we don’t have any real forests, but loads of glaciers. I’m here to give you another view on Iceland with Must See’s weird facts about Iceland.

Some may think that the headline 10 weird facts about Iceland is negative, but I beg to differ. To me, weird is something unusual, unique even, so I think of it as a positive. So, without any further ado, here are our 10 weird facts about Iceland.

1. Everybody’s a writer

We’re only around 330.000 people here on this island in the north. However, approximately 1 in 10 Icelanders publishes a book at some point in their life. That leads to the fact that Iceland has the most authors in the world per capita. I’m not saying that all of these books are brilliant, but at least you can’t say that we don’t try hard to make something of ourselves!

2. No Happy Meal for you!

There’s isn’t a single McDonald’s restaurant in Iceland. Well, at least there is no fast food place called McDonald’s since it’s economic operator Lyst ehf. decided to close all of their McDonald’s restaurants on the 1st of November 2009. However, Lyst ehf. consequently opened a chain of restaurants called Metro, which offers basically the same menu as McDonald’s. If it looks like a McDonald’s and tastes like a McDonald’s, it must be a McDonald’s, right?

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