We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Lonely Planet Traveller (UK) > July 2017 > Iceland

Iceland

Full-strength beer has been legal in Iceland for less than 30 years. But the country’s craft beer scene has accelerated at an impressive rate

In Iceland, 1 March is known nationally as Beer Day. Why? It was on that day in 1989 that full-strength beer was legalised again after Icelanders voted in a 1915 referendum to ban all alcohol. From a standing start, the craft beer scene has accelerated at an impressive rate. There are about a dozen breweries and, remarkably, they’re not all located in the capital, where much of Iceland’s population of 330,000 live. One of the first breweries, Ölvisholt Brugghús, was founded in southern Iceland; and perhaps the best-known brewery, Einstök, is on the north coast.

Tourists should be reassured that prices are not as high as might be feared: you’ll pay less than £7.50 for a local brew if you take advantage of the happy hours offered by most Reykjavík bars. The city’s nightlife is strong, and on Beer Day the party lasts all night.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Lonely Planet Traveller (UK) - July 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - July 2017
$5.99
Or 599 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.00 per issue
SAVE
50%
$17.99
Or 1799 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.75 per issue
SAVE
37%
$44.99
Or 4499 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.49 per issue
SAVE
25%
$4.49
Or 449 points

View Issues

About Lonely Planet Traveller (UK)

July 2017 issue of Lonely Planet.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points