From Iceland — Don't Ask Nanna: About Fat Icelanders

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Fat Icelanders

Published January 22, 2016

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Fat Icelanders
Nanna Árnadóttir
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Hey Nanna,

I’m not sure what I was expecting, and I probably seem like a dick mentioning it, but I was really shocked at how unhealthy Icelanders were when I visited last weekend. What’s with all the junk food? I expected a lot more Crossfit Annie than Unfit Fattie, haha.

RX Lifter

Hey RX Lifter,

Fuck you and your oppressive beauty norms! FUCK THE PATRIARCHY!


nacho gif nanna

Unfit Fattie, I mean, Nanna.


Dear Nanna,
i m surching for someone who an tell me where syrienpeole can send there asylum paper in iceland. i know 3 syrien people still in syria-they would like to come to iceland.
Who can help them? How can they ask the icelandic government ? Do you have any idea?
Thank you a lot!

M from Germany!!

Dear M,

Believe it or not, the writers here at the Grapevine – especially those who are passionate about the refugee crisis – get this question a lot.

Unfortunately, immigration law is not my area of expertise and the Ministry of Immigration’s website is a complete and utter failure, but I would like to point you to the Icelandic Red Cross who have been instrumental in helping the current group of Syrian refugees make it to, and settle down in Iceland. You can send them an email via this address:

I cannot promise you that they will be able to help you, but I hope they can and I wish you all the best.



Hi Nanna,

So, my Icelandic friend told me that Icelanders are pretty superstitious and I just read that over half of Icelanders believe in people with psychic abilities. Do you believe in psychic powers?

Mystic Molly

Hi Mystic Molly,

Yes! And my psychic powers are telling me that your dead aunt… name begins with an ‘E’? No? An ‘F’? How about ‘S’? Yes, your dead aunt whose name begins with an ‘S’ would like you to send me a lot of money. If you do that, she says she’ll tell you who your REAL dad is.



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