03 Aug 10 Fun facts you didn’t know about Iceland
My second trip to Iceland I stayed with my friend Katla and I learned a lot about Iceland! I decided there were a lot of fun facts that everyone should know about this Nordic country. Here they are:
1 There are only 330,000 people living in Iceland.
2 Not everybody has a last name/family name.
3 Second or third name is always ‘son or daughter of.’
4 Post codes are only 3 digits.
5 Flag rules are very tricky, you can’t just put a flag in your front yard and call it a day; there are special days and occasions for flag display.
6 They have not one, but 13 Santas and they all live in the mountains
7 Along with the 13 Santas comes the Christmas Cat, who eats you if you are bad.
8 They keep it real simple with relatives – any male relative is a frændi and any female relative is a frænka.
9 There are more sheep than people in the country.
10 Thirties actually means twenties, so when I say I am in my thirties, Icelandic people interpret that as I am in my twenties; I am ok with this setup.