It’s a church, but not like any church you’ve seen before. Massive and geometric, it’s supposed to resemble the lava flows so common in Iceland, but actually resembles something out of a sci-fi film.
The Iceland Phallological Museum
It bills itself as ‘probably’ the only museum that’s collected every single variety of penis found in a single country, but if anyone out there has a larger collection, we really don’t want to know about it.
By the way, when we say every variety of penis? That includes human, too.
The Northern Lights
You’ll have to head out of the city (and wish really, really hard), but if you and the girls are very, very lucky, you’ll be able to see one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Not a bad way to top off a hen night at all.
Iceland cuisine hasn’t exactly taken off with the rest of the world, so a hen trip to Reykjavik might be the only chance you and the girls get to indulge in a few Icelandic delicacies. However, there are few meals that only the most adventurous hens will want to try. We’ve put together a quick guide to the foods you absolutely must try… and those that should be approached with caution.
Happily tuck in to:
Think carefully about:
Iceland is considered one of the safest cities in the world, so don’t be afraid to walk to your destinations – particularly if you stay in any GoHen accommodation, all of which is near the town centre. If you’re not feeling up to walking the icy streets in heels, there is a reliable and regular bus service that covers the city. A single costs 350 kr., and the drivers won’t give change, so make sure you’re always carrying the exact money. There are taxis around, but they’re easily one of the most expensive ways to travel, so consider booking ahead with one of GoHen’s recommended firms to get a good deal on your transport.
Any old guidebook will tell you how to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and ‘where are the toilets?’. We’ve put together a few of the most important Icelandic phrases – ones that aren’t just useful, but completely vital when you’re visiting Reykjavik.
Ég borða ekki hákarl – I don’t eat shark. This one goes without saying.
Ég vil fá rétt með grænmeti – I want a dish containing vegetables. When you also need to convey that you don’t eat testicles or heads either.
Ég er grænmetisæta – I’m a vegetarian. For when you’ve given up on Icelandic food completely.
Veistu um bílalúgu þar sem ég get keypt svið? – Do you know of a drive through where I can buy a takeaway sheep’s head? You know what they say – if you can’t beat them…
Not quite as imperative as the others, but still quite helpful on a night out.
Ég er þunn – I am hungover. After a night on the Brennivin, you’ll need it.
Trúnó – A word with no direct translation, it means the act of getting drunk and oversharing your deepest, darkest secrets with the nearest someone on a night out. We’ve all been there.
Emergency services: 112
Tipping is not customary, but also not illegal. Give what you feel comfortable with for excellent service.