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Why are there no McDonald’s in Iceland?

McDonald's in Iceland
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While McDonald’s is a global icon, there’s a unique twist in Iceland. If you’ve been feeling in the mood for a Mc Burger, I have news for you. There isn’t one.

Back in the days, McDonald’s successfully operated in Iceland from 1993 until October 2009. Sadly, the 2008 financial crisis took its toll, and the high tariffs on imported goods made it impossible for McDonald’s to sustain its operations. Since then, there hasn’t been a single McDonald’s restaurant in Iceland.

But fear not, dear travelers! Iceland has so much more to offer in the culinary department, making your taste buds dance with delight. The thriving Icelandic food scene awaits, and we promise you won’t miss those golden arches.

MacDonald's in Iceland
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What Food to Try in Iceland

Are you curious about Icelandic delights? For a delightful and tasty substitute for McDonald’s, head over to Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, a beloved local hotdog chain that has been serving since 1937. These mouthwatering hotdogs, a mix of beef, lamb, and pork, topped with crispy onions and delicious condiments, will have you saying “yum!” as you explore Reykjavik. A perfect midnight snack after a night of fun at the bars!

Indulge in the Icelandic love for lamb! Savor the heartwarming Icelandic Lamb Soup after an adventurous day exploring the beautiful landscapes. And if soup’s not your thing, try the roasted lamb dishes, equally delightful!

Of course, you can’t miss out on Iceland’s world-famous seafood. Cod and salmon take center stage, while lobster dazzles with its exquisite taste. Seafood lovers, get ready for a culinary adventure you won’t forget!

BlueHouse Bed and Breakfast

And as you plan your dream trip to Iceland, let BlueHouse Bed and Breakfast take care of your cozy stay. Our charming Icelandic homes are just a five-minute walk from Reykjavik, offering you comfort and convenience. Our passionate and friendly staff are true Iceland enthusiasts, always ready to share their knowledge and help you have an unforgettable experience.

So, come and experience the true flavors of Iceland, and don’t forget to book a room with us to have a Pylsur upon your arrival! We can’t wait to welcome you to the land of culinary wonders!


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