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Iceland for Beer Lovers

By Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012

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It’s no secret that Icelanders like a drink or two at the end of the day. They have a special word for the typical tour of bars in central Reykjavik: runtur (literally, round tour).

It’s interesting to note, though, that for most of the last century, beer was banned in Iceland.

Prohibition came into effect in 1915, but was lifted on wine in 1921, after Spain refused to buy fish if Iceland did not buy their wine, and on spirits in 1935 after a general referendum.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Iceland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Iceland.

Photo courtesy of Daníel Örn via Flickr.

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