Get to know Your Friend in Reykjavik! When you join us for a tour, you will meet your special friend in Reykjavik, but getting to know them a little bit beforehand could be fun.

Barði guiding a group on Rainbow Street (Skólavörðustígur) with Hallgrímskirkja in the background.

We asked our guides a few questions, and here are the answers; and Barði is the first friend we will introduce to you. Barði is a certified tour guide who graduated from The Iceland Tourist Guide School. He was born and raised in Garður, a small fishing village near the international airport. He studied acting and lived in Spain for a few years, so he is also a Spanish-speaking guide.

Among his interests are art, culture, and history. And cats.

Let’s Ask Barði a Few Questions

If you could choose only one thing from Iceland, what would it be? The Icelandic Lopapeysa sweater.

The lopapeysa was recently given protected status, meaning that the only knitted sweaters called lopapeysa have to be hand-knitted in Iceland from Icelandic wool.

Would you change anything about Iceland if you could? Yes, I would lower the prices and get rid of all corruption.

Bíldudalur in the West Fjords.

What is your favorite place in Iceland? The West Fjords.

What is your favorite Icelandic traditional food? I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t eat any of it. But I eat plenty of Icelandic vegetables, which could be called my favorite Icelandic food.

In our Reykjavik Food Lovers tour, we take you to a few restaurants where you get to try traditional Icelandic food. Icelandic food is very meat, fish and dairy-heavy, as we didn’t grow many vegetables for most of our time here since the settlement. However, we can adapt our tastings to meet most dietary needs.

But what is your favorite national drink? Malt and appelsín best drunk together.

What do you think is the best part of Reykjavik? The City Centre.

But what is the best thing about Iceland? The water.

What is your favorite Icelandic music? Sigurrós

How about your favorite restaurant? Rok, by Hallgrímskirkja.

What is your favorite Icelandic candy? Chocolate from Nói Siríus.

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