From Iceland — Don't Ask Nanna

Don’t Ask Nanna

Published January 16, 2015

Don’t Ask Nanna
Nanna Árnadóttir
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Dear Nanna,

I heard that Iceland was a great place for women, regularly topping international polls for gender equality and actively promoting women’s rights. Do you think this runs true?


Frankfurt Feminist

Dear Frankfurt Feminist,

When I’m asked about my opinions on feminism, I like to refer to educated and articulate people who know what they are talking about. In this case, I would like to point you Sunny Sweetness, a leading voice among Icelandic women on the topic of feminism. If you have the time, maybe shave your pits and watch this.



Dear Nanna

I’ve heard that it’s very easy to learn how to speak Icelandic. One can simply put an -ur at the end of every word-ur. Is this true-ur?

Thank you,


Dear Olafur,

Since-ur you-ur have-ur deciphered-ur our language-ur so-ur quickly-ur, I-ur feel-ur confident-ur writing-ur this-ur to-ur you-ur in-ur Icelandic-ur. Congratulations-ur, no-ur more-ur phrasebooks-ur for-ur you-ur!



Dear Nanna,

What’s the percentage of made-up questions in your column?


Made-up name

Dear Made Up Name,

Yeah, Like 90%.


Got a question for me about Iceland or need some bad life advice? Tweet me on @NannaArnadottir or email nanna.arnadottir(at) and you might get an answer next Friday or not, whatever, I’m pretty busy eating pizza and massaging my cat’s butt.

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