Many interesting things in Iceland. An Icelandic friend read English at Harvard and when the tutor asked if anyone could understand Beowolf's poems he said he more or less spoke it daily.Also their surnames are derived from a parent's first name, so Magnus' son's name might be Jon Magnusson and his daughter might be Ingrid Magnusdottir. This leads to difficulties in the phone book as so many have the same surname they have to add on their trade or profession. I think their parliament is the oldest continuous one around.The worst thing I tasted was some rotted whale meat - worse than war- tome Snoek. I think they could outdo even morddwyd's Scots friends when it comes to Saturday night drinking!A very interesting place but I think a difficult one for a non Icelander to settle in!