Drinking in the Apartment in Reykjavik, Iceland

27 08 2016

Buying wines or other alcohol beverages for consumption at home in Iceland isn’t too simple as they are only sold in state-operated shops during limited hours.  As with most Icelandic people coming home from outside the country, I stocked up before entering at the Duty Free Shop at the Keflavik International Airport.

By the time I reached my apartment after arrival, it was past 1 am so on the second night in Reykjavik, I opened the bottle of bubbly I had bought at the airport.

Taken after it was gone.

Taken after it was gone.

Nice but I had a big problem.  My apartment was not equipped with any wine or other suitable glass for drinking wine.

What I went with.

What I went with being the only choice.

On the next day I went out and bought a transparent glass at this shop.

On the next day I went out and bought a transparent glass at this shop.

Not perfect but still much better

Not perfect but still much better

The third bottle from the Duty Free shop

The third wine from the Duty Free shop

Had to get another for my final night

One of the state-owned wine shops in the capital to get one more bottle for my final night

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At the end of my stay I told the apartment owner that he would do better by providing wine glasses and a cork screw (I only bought screw caps) and he was like, wow, thanks for letting me know; really appreciate the advice.  I don’t think he drinks being a young cab driver…


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