Thursday, September 11, 2014

Take off your shoes!

Did you know that when entering an Icelandic home you are supposed to remove your shoes before entering the apartment? This is true for causal situations, like when friends or family just drop by. But if you are invited on a more formal occasion, say a dinner or a party, you are on the other hand supposed to keep your shoes on.

Sounds confusing? Don’t worry, just watch closely and do like the locals do. If no one else is arriving when you arrive, just ask the residents. They’ll be happy to help.

To be clear you are not supposed to leave your shoes outside the door. Just take them off after entering and leave them near the door.


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