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REYKJAVIK TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATPlokkfiskur (a creamy fish stew), harðfiskur (dried fish usually served on bread), kjötsúpa (Icelandic lamb soup) and local delicacies from Hlemmur Food Hall or the Kolaportid Flea Market.
WHAT TO BRING BACKBrennivín (Iceland’s signature spirit), traditional Arctic thyme tea (or other herbal varieties), Icelandic sagas and records from the next big Icelandic music act (Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men are among their most famous exports).
FUN FACTReykjavik is a city known for its kooky character. Perhaps a perfect reflection of this is the election of Jón Gnarr as mayor from 2010 to 2014. A stand-up comedian, Gnarr had no political experience and simply started his party, the Best Party, as a form of political satire. Look out for his book when there: Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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