Unfortunately, the brilliance of Iceland's pools is undone by its supermarkets.
Instead of a register where you simply scan your products, chuck them in your bag, and pay, Iceland decided to add a snitching scale.
You're forced to put every single item you've scanned down on the scale next to you, which then tallies up the weight to make sure you've done everything correctly.
If you dare to lift one of those items from the scale the whole process stops while a passive-aggressive robot voice scolds you until you comply.
Ugh, stop weighing my shit and just accept that I might steal the occasional orange.
3. Iceland's most rad rap video
I didn't just go to pools and supermarkets on my vacation. I also partied.
I attended a wedding in my girlfriend's family up in the north where the Icelandic rap group Úlfur Úlfur (Cry Wolf) played a set, which happens to be led by my girlfriend's cousin's husband's friend. Oh, and he's also married to a famous Icelandic actress, whose brother is a friend of my friend from high school. And that brother starred in a short film I made 9 years ago. And we're all probably related…
Anyway, they played all their biggest hits, including Brennum allt (Let's burn it all) which is my all-time favorite Icelandic rap music video on YouTube.
Why? Because it has everything.
Dude riding an Icelandic pony through Reykjavík's "hood"? Check.
Dog show? Check.
Another dude rolling down the street in a convertible with three big-ass St. Bernards? Check, check, and check.