From Iceland — Well, You Asked: Reynisfjara, Dating, And Bad Tourists

Well, You Asked: Reynisfjara, Dating, And Bad Tourists

Published December 11, 2019

Well, You Asked: Reynisfjara, Dating, And Bad Tourists
Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Andie Fontaine

Got a problem that needs solving, a burning issue that needs addressing, a matter that needs settling, or a thirst for awesome life advice? We at the Grapevine are here to help.

Will I die if I go to Reynisfjara?

No one person can say when, exactly, any one of us will die. Less philosophically, probably not. Literally all you need to do is stay away from the surf and stay on the main beach and you’ll be alright, provided there isn’t a wind storm. The folks who get hurt are typically the ones who get too close to the water, or clamber onto the basalt columns.

What is the dating scene like in Reykjavík?

This really depends on who you are. Like if you’re straight and cis, the world is your oyster, but if you’re queer, it may be a bit trickier. Dating apps are popular, especially Tinder and Grindr, and a lot of people are hooking up that way. Why not go to some special interest event from our Listings page and meet some like-minded people and like, talk to them?

Are you aware that not all tourists to Iceland behave badly?

Yes, we are aware. You might get the impression from our news coverage that we think all tourists to Iceland are behaving badly, but we only report on those folks as a cautionary tale for other prospective visitors. The vast majority of tourists are lovely people and we welcome you back any time.

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