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Is there a Starbucks in Reykjavik Iceland?


  1. Is there a Starbucks in Reykjavik Iceland?
  2. Is there a McDonald's in Iceland?
  3. Do they drink a lot of coffee in Iceland?
  4. Why is there no McDonalds in Iceland?
  5. Why is there no Starbucks in Iceland?
  6. Is there a 7/11 in Iceland?
  7. Why was beer illegal in Iceland?
  8. Why is it illegal to have a pet dog in Iceland?
  9. Does Iceland have Dunkin Donuts?
  10. Is Iceland a poor country?
  11. Is there Walmart in Iceland?
  12. Why are dogs banned in Iceland?
  13. What is forbidden in Iceland?
  14. What names are illegal in Iceland?
  15. Is Iceland inbred?
  16. What are some bad things about Iceland?
  17. Is the US dollar accepted in Iceland?
  18. Do you tip waiters in Iceland?
  19. Why is Iceland so expensive?
  20. Is Iceland expensive?
  21. Why are there no dogs in Iceland?
  22. Why is Harriet illegal in Iceland?
  23. Why is Zoe banned in Iceland?

Is there a Starbucks in Reykjavik Iceland?

Reykjavík is the only Western European capital without a McDonald's or a Starbucks. In fact, the only other European capital without a McDonald's is Tirana, the capital of Albania, while Reykjavík shares the distinction of being Starbucks-free with Rome, the capital of espresso.

Is there a McDonald's in Iceland?

In 2009, Hjörtur Smárason bought the last McDonald's burger sold in Iceland before the fast food restaurant ceased operations in the country for good. It is now on display at a guesthouse in South Iceland, which provides a live stream of the peculiar exhibit. McDonald's opened its doors in Iceland in 1993.

Do they drink a lot of coffee in Iceland?

It's hard to miss that Icelanders are big coffee drinkers. They drink a lot of coffee. In fact, the average Icelander consumes 8.3 kilograms of coffee beans per year, which makes them the world's fourth largest coffee consumers per capita.

Why is there no McDonalds in Iceland?

McDonald's opened its first Icelandic restaurant in Reykjavík in 1993 in response to the rising wealth of Icelandic residents. Hence it was decided to close all the stores in Iceland in October 2009, with no plans to revive McDonald's Iceland in the future.

Why is there no Starbucks in Iceland?

There's no Starbucks in Iceland It's a side effect of being a small country, we don't want other bigger countries to take over. So we tend to prefer Icelandic shops, and we already have two pretty big café chains, Kaffitár and Te og Kaffi, plus a lot of local or smaller cafés.

Is there a 7/11 in Iceland?

An interesting fact about Iceland though is that it doesn't have a single McDonald's, 7-11 or even a Starbucks. Actually, until just a few years ago Iceland did have McDonald's, three of them in fact.

Why was beer illegal in Iceland?

When full prohibition became law 100 years ago, alcohol in general was frowned upon, and beer was especially out of favour - for political reasons. Iceland was engaged in a struggle for independence from Denmark at the time, and Icelanders strongly associated beer with Danish lifestyles.

Why is it illegal to have a pet dog in Iceland?

Dogs. In 1924, Reykjavik banned locals from having dogs as pets in an attempt to control the spread of a disease. The ban was enforced to minimise the risk of locals being affected by the outbreak of echinococcosis, a type of tapeworm spreading on the island.

Does Iceland have Dunkin Donuts?

Dunkin' Donuts now operates at five locations in Iceland. In addition to the Laugavegur café Dunkin' Donuts has cafés at Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls, as well as two smaller locations at gas station rest stops and grocery stores.

Is Iceland a poor country?

In fact, the poverty rate in Iceland is one of the best in the world. The total poverty rate ratio in Iceland is 0.065. Many of the other Nordic countries, such as Norway and Finland, also post very impressive poverty rates. Iceland's unemployment rate, another key economic indicator, is also very low.

Is there Walmart in Iceland?

No. There is nothing resembling Walmarrt or target in Iceland. A Costco is opening in may, so if you're a member you can go there.

Why are dogs banned in Iceland?

In 1924, the city of Reykjavik banned keeping dogs as pets. The city's residents aren't all cat people—rather, the measure was meant to prevent echinococcosis, a type of tapeworm that can be passed from dogs to humans. Now, the pets are everywhere—an estimated one cat for every ten residents.

What is forbidden in Iceland?

Not only is it illegal to sell panties, boxers, thongs, and jock straps with the Icelandic flag on them (that would be disrespectful), it is also illegal to sell or advertise items of foreign origin if the image of an Icelandic flag has been put on them (that would be unpatriotic).

What names are illegal in Iceland?

Names Iceland banned this yearLucifer.Ariel.Lady.Zelda.Aryan.Ezra.Sezar.

Is Iceland inbred?

With a population of 330,000, Iceland is a country with its own peculiarities. Genes are no exception: isolation and inbreeding throughout its history make this northern Atlantic island a paradise for genetic studies. Present-day Icelanders have been affected by 1,100 years of profound genetic drift.

What are some bad things about Iceland?

Here are the six worst things about living in Iceland.Iceland is outrageously expensive. Let's just state the obvious one. Stores are never open. Funny story. Food. Vegetables are pretty tough to find here. Sidewalk and road maintenance. Weather. Tourists. Time zones.

Is the US dollar accepted in Iceland?

Money. Currency: The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic króna (ISK). Many places (restaurants, bars, tourist attractions) will take US dollars, Canadian dollars, Euros, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish currencies. Most people don't even carry cash because paying by card is so common.

Do you tip waiters in Iceland?

Tipping isn't mandatory or customary in Iceland, but it is always appreciated. However, if you're happy with the services provided by waiters, drivers and other service workers, leaving a small tip is a good way to show your appreciation.

Why is Iceland so expensive?

The equipment needed to run a farm has to be imported, making Icelandic farms costly. Other factors, such as a growing tourism industry that circulates around the city centre, has made rent prices for locals out of proportion.

Is Iceland expensive?

According to Numbeo's Cost of Living Index, Iceland currently ranks as the third most expensive country in the world. Local banks have also studied the essential travel costs for tourists, and the numbers are staggering.

Why are there no dogs in Iceland?

In 1924, the city of Reykjavik banned keeping dogs as pets. The city's residents aren't all cat people—rather, the measure was meant to prevent echinococcosis, a type of tapeworm that can be passed from dogs to humans.

Why is Harriet illegal in Iceland?

The committee refused to accept the names of Duncan and Harriet Cardew—Icelandic-born children of a British father and an Icelandic mother—because their names did not meet the criteria for being added to the registry of approved names.

Why is Zoe banned in Iceland?

The Icelandic Naming Committee has deemed both of these names as lacking in "proper historical precedence," due to the fact that only nine girls are named "Daniela" in Iceland and seven women named "Zoe." In fact, nearly a week ago on October 26, the Reykjavík District Court ruled that the parents of a 2-year-old girl



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