10 Things Every Guy Should Know Before Traveling To Iceland

1. The weather sucks.

The average high temperature during the winter in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is about 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold, but bearable. Depending on where the thermometer falls, you either get daily doses of cold rain or fat snow, meaning it’s rare to see the pavement completely dry. You also have to deal with a brutal wind coming off the Atlantic Ocean, sometimes topping fifty miles per hour. The weather and darkness were so bleak that it was actually neat in a somber way.

Summer is better. The average high temperature rises to the 50s, and around the solstice you get to experience nearly twenty-four hours of sun per day (bring a night mask). Summer also means tourists. College lets out and everyone takes their vacations in the interior or abroad. Even smack in the middle of winter, I was surprised to see so many foreign travelers, but thankfully they were the older type who came to make day trips to the countryside. There were very few guys like me who had come mainly to pillage the women.

2. Icelandic girls don’t throw themselves on foreign men.

If you’re thinking of visiting because you want to stand out, I have some bad news: Iceland is a tourist-plagued country, especially with visitors from Northern and Western European countries, though the closing of an American air force base several years ago has helped make Americans slightly novel once again. By the time you roll up on cute little Inga, she will have met dozens of guys just like you. While that fact in no way should discourage you from going, don’t for a second think you’re visiting some type of isolated tribe in the Amazon that will be amazed by your steel tools and exotic spices.

Unless you’re into chubby chasing, you’ll definitely have to move your ass to get laid with what you think of as a pretty Icelandic girl. To make it happen, I recommend a two-weekend stay, which if you start on a Thursday would be a minimum of ten days. You’ll be able to do some pipelining on an Icelandic dating site and then go all-out on two sets of Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, which are the only suitable nights to game. If you want to get your Icelandic flag, two weekends will be required.

3. Iceland is a village founded by rapists.

Iceland was founded by the Vikings, supreme badasses who some-how figured out how to live in one of the least pleasant environments on Earth. On their way to the island, they stopped by Ireland and kidnapped some Celtic women as wives. It’s safe to assume that brutal rape was part of the program, which is why you see a surprising number of brown-haired Icelanders. While their skin is almost always milky white, less than half of the women are platinum blonde, which is probably the stereotype you had about them. Disappointingly, there were some Icelandic guys who even had my dark hair color and beard.

The tiny population of the country (less than half a million) means that no one is more than one connection away from anyone else. The running joke goes that when two strangers meet, they aren’t surprised to find out they’re distant cousins. Due to this extreme smallness, Iceland is like a little high school where gossip spreads like wildfire, causing privacy to be more valued than in other cultures. If just one person finds out that Inga slept with Janus, then literally the entire “village” will know in just a few days.

4. Icelandic girls are incredibly easy once drunk and isolated.

Thanks to a wonderful synergy between feminism and an Icelandic girl’s desire to self-medicate with alcohol, you’ll find that night bangs happen incredibly quickly, often within an hour. While getting an “in” with an Icelandic girl will be hard due to her introverted and skeptical nature, once you get that in you’re going to be rocking the bed in record time. Iceland is the only first-world county I know of where nearly instant sex is possible without having to pay for it.

5. Where you stay is half the battle.

The best way to get Iceland bangs is to find a girl and throw an “afterparty” at your place once the bars close, so you’ll need your own room stocked with a bottle of booze within walking distance of the nightlife zone. I can’t stress enough that your hotel or apartment room must be close. The more likely a stone thrown from the bar you’re gaming in will land on your hotel or apartment, the more girls you will fuck, all because you’re making it easy for drunk Icelandic girls to continue their night. If your place is so far that you need to take a taxi, you’ve already lost the game.

Open Google Maps and do a search on Reykjavik. Zoom in and locate the domestic airport on the left (Reykjavíkurflugvöllur). Above the domestic airport is a park and a lake, and then a square called Austurvöllur, which is in front of the Althingi parliament building. Above that square is nightlife ground zero. Don’t lodge more than ten blocks from this area! I lodged a respectable five blocks away, so all I had to do was say the name of the street I was on (Aegisgata) for the girl to say, “Oh, wow! That’s close!”

Since logistics are such a big part of banging in Iceland, you want to make it as easy on yourself as possible. If you’re not ready to pony up the cash to stay in a nearby hotel or apartment (no hostels!), don’t go to Iceland.

6. Everyone speaks English.

English is widely spoken, even by old people, so there’s no need to bone up on your Icelandic (the girls won’t even give you bonus points for saying a few words in their language). The natives possess sharp enough English that you can successfully hit them with typical American or English sarcasm without having to dumb it down. If learning the local language is important to you, then go to the following site for free lessons: icelandiconline.is.

7. Iceland is not for the budget traveler.

Iceland is expensive as balls and definitely not for the budget-minded traveler. Understand that just about everything except whale meat and some species of fish are imported by ship or air, leading to some eye-opening prices in restaurants, grocery stores, and bars. Clothes and electronics are also expensive, and even a “handmade” sweater crafted by Icelandic children in sweatshops will set you back at least $150. Hell, even a decent knit cap or pair of gloves approaches $50.

Pack everything you need for your stay so you don’t have to waste money, including basic supplies like contact lens solution, which costs about $20 a bottle. Definitely bring an unlocked cell phone (get a SIM card after arrival in the main tourist office off Ingólfstorg square), though you probably won’t use it since one-night stands are the way to go.

8. Iceland is a wonder of nature.

If you have some money to blow and get excited by landscapes and touristy things, then Iceland will satisfy your craving. Besides Blue Lagoon, there are several day tours where you can view glaciers, geysers, mountains, and whales.

Two well-known tour agencies are Mountaineers of Iceland and Eskimos. They appear to have identical tours, with Eskimos being cheaper. Sample programs include night tours above the city to see the northern lights, riding ATVs to explore caves and glaciers, horseback riding through the country, snowmobiling on glaciers, and the popular Golden Circle tour to see all of Iceland’s environmental extremes. I didn’t do any tours because I got my fill of nature stuff in South America, but at the minimum a Golden Circle tour, which will run about $350, will make you feel as if you did your tourist duty of exploring the island.

9. Icelandic people are very serious drinkers.

The irony of Iceland’s sky-high liquor prices is that I’ve never been to a place where people get so consistently drunk. I guess if you lived on an island in the middle of the ocean with nothing to do you’d probably take to drinking as well. Beer is the most popular drink of choice since it’s cheapest, with Viking and Tuborg being the most common (Tuborg Classic was my favorite). The two national liquors that are taken in shot form are Brennivin, a strong schnapps, and Opal, a disgusting concoction that you’ll want to wash down with something smoother like Jagermeister.

If you’re not a drinker, there is no point in going to Iceland.

10. Iceland has an Approach Index score of 40.

My approach index states how many girls an average-looking guy with decent game has to approach before he’s likely to bang a cute girl (not including internet approaches). Since there are so many variables involved, the index is best used to compare easiness of one country with others. First let me share the numbers from previous countries:

Argentina: 90
Brazil: 50
Colombia: 60
United States: 45

From these numbers we can conclude that a man has to do twice as many approaches to get laid in Argentina than the United States.

To make the index more scientifically rigorous, I counted my actual approaches until I banged my first Icelandic girl. That number is 34, with eight of those being from daytime approaches, a method that I already mentioned is rather unfruitful. For an average-looking guy with average game and average standards who doesn’t mess with day approaches, I’m assigning an approach index value of 40 for Iceland.

This means you’ll get your flag at about 40 approaches, give or take a few. This also means it’s slightly easier than the United States, but only by a small amount. If your standards are a little lower than average, you’ll get the flag in fewer approaches. If you stay for two weekends and do 50 quality approaches, odds are you’ll fuck an Icelandic girl. While I can’t guarantee that, I would bet on it.

The above article was adapted from Bang Iceland, my 80-page book that teaches you how to sleep with Icelandic women during a visit to the country. It contains tourist tips, game advice, and sex stories that give you all the information you need to pillage creamy white Icelandic women, with extra details not released on the blog. It's available in paperback, Kindle, and ebook. Read sample pages or learn more about the book.

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A minimum 40 approaches to bang. This is why guys give up on or don’t even want to start the process of acquiring game. Most of the game blogs and guys on your forum make it sound like you should be banging most of the girls you approach. They conveniently leave out the fact that it takes a lot of work. Most new guys get discouraged because they think they’re failing because they aren’t banging every other girl they talk to.

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they bloggers leave out the fact that you gotta be extremely good looking, or have money and have big dick to bang girls. anywhere in the world.

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I loved iceland iduring my stay there. I went during the summertime. So quiet and peaceful. The hot baths make the perfect way to kill an afternoon.

Too bad I wasn’t into game then. Roosh, was there anything resembling a dance club there?

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Thanks Roosh, this definitely sounds very inviting.

Any tips on private apartment sites or contacts that one can use there?

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Re: social circle culture – is there advice for breaking that that could be used outside iceland?

i’ll probably get it regardless as iceland’s on my list. roosh is going to destroy lonely planet.

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2012 Iceland Tourism board reports huge increase in visitors. Roosh should be getting a cut of those tourist dollars.

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Iceland has a little of something for everyone even for a tiny island near the arctic circle. God I loved the place when I was there.

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Just bought the e-book. Already one bad (hater) review on amazon.

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considering the country’s small population, has it occurred to anyone that those who are inspired by roosh’s iceland advice and go to iceland will likely end up banging some of the same girls he did? lol

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“I can’t stress enough that your hotel or apartment room must be close.”

Roosh,

Isn’t that always the case? Have you ever found a place where proximity has minimal effect on lays?

Any tips on taxi game or driving her home game?

[Roosh: It’s even more important with super drunk girls who have the tendency to change their minds quickly]

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For extra fun, refer to Rihanna as “Ruchana” as in saying “Ah… śpiewa Ruchana” when one of her songs starts. It would mean “Oh … Ruchana is singing” or “Oh… she’s singing after being fucked”.

It might be an old joke by now, but it can lead to a conversation about how a foreigner knows words like that.

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Great sharing Roosh!

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Great post and solid info.

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lol, i had no idea so many guys were interested in Iceland. The fact that it’s on the article circle would discourage most to even bother going there.

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This is actually not very solid info at all.
Most of these facts are not even true but some are.

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Just wondering, How tall/how much do you weigh Roosh? Have you found that height is more important/less important in certain countries?

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rich post. Love the statistics. For southern europe (allow me to generalize) the approach index is around 60, this is just an estimation, not verified, and i suspect good day game might even lower this number (as opposed to iceland)

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Very interesting… I have an intereset in Icelandish music (more like Icelandish bands, there are great alternative artists over there). Does anyone have a say about it?

Also… this posts made me realise how game is fundamented on approach. 40 approaches = 1 lay… Roosh could be teaching game at universities!

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Please define what is an approach? If I walk up to a girl and say “Hi, I’m Brian, I’m new to your country, what’s your name?” is that an approach. I can do this to 40 girls easily in 2 hours. So I can get laid every two hours? So what constitutes an approach?

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Girls in iceland likeep meeting foreigners

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Sold question dude

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I will be going to Europe in 2 weeks and need to pick my exact list of countries. I still need to pick my exact list of countries, and would prefer ones where english is spoken. What are other European countries with a good approach index? How do Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Norway and Sweden rate, calibrated to the roosh scale (i.e. give me numbers assuming that the approach index of Iceland is 40).

Thanks.

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Is there a Germany version of this, I would be most interested…

Also I have to say I completely agree with the majority of the assesments made on this site about western women. Yet I still feel a less hate driven attitude to dating and fucking would bring exponentially more success, to such a point that I believe 1 in 10 approaches leading to sex should be considered a reasonable target for even beginners…

Who has the time to regularly make around 50 approaches to get laid; I would have thought only the least experienced or the youngest of men (read teenagers) would have the zeal for such an obsessive style…

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I was disappointed in the past when you said that American girls are the sluttiest on earth. They are very slutty yes. But Scandinavia and a few more places, like Australia etc. Are more slutty. And your Bang Index or whatever you called it proved this scientifically.

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How do Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Norway and Sweden rate, calibrated to the roosh scale (i.e. give me numbers assuming that the approach index of Iceland is 40).
Sweden and Netherlands= 25
Norway= 27
Germany= 29
Spain/France= 60
I would say this.

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Sorry Roosh this is off-topic. Suppose a guy is about to turn 30, and lives in a state where the age of consent is 16, and this guy has never taken a girl’s virginity before. 🙁 What do you think about going to 16+ clubs? Any special game for these girls?

(No hating on the above most. A 13 year age difference is not creepy and 16 year olds have gone through puberty so no pedo bear. Don’t by the femicunt mangina line.)

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Your a dirty pedo. Why would you at 30 be interested in a 16 year old girl … You are a Christmas hamper.

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@ guy22,

The approach index is VERY variable, as Roosh said. Is the girl drunk? Is she ugly/fat (same thing really) or beautiful or average? Is it nighttime or day? Is she at a bar or working? etc.

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Here’s a tip:

Instead of dropping all that kronur on a tour, just take a city bus to the edge of town and stick out your thumb. Unless you look absolutely crazy or deformed you’ll have a ride within the first 15 minutes and get the opportunity to have some great conversations with real Icelanders. Once outside of Reykjavik it’ll only take you 2 or 3 cars to get another ride. I did the entire Golden Circle in about the same time that it takes a tour bus and spent nothing yet gained so much.

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@VK

this is just an estimation of approach indexes, I haven´t visited all countries so don´t take this as reliable numbers. Many will not agree, but here I go:

France 60
Netherlands and Germany 80
Spain 50-60
Norway and Sweden ? (must be between Denmark and Iceland, but probably easier than the Netherlands and Germany so maybe the standard 60?)

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as you can see I don´t agree at all with guy22. Probably Roosh can help us out here with some more solid research.

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“The above article was adapted from my newest release, Bang Iceland, an 80-page book that teaches you how to sleep with Icelandic women during a visit to the country.”

Dear Lord, how many of those you are planing to write?

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When I was in the Air Force, I had a volunteer statement in for assignment to Iceland for several years–because of what I had heard about the women there. My name never came up because most of the men assigned there never left.

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😀

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That lay to approach ratio sounds about right. It used to take me about 50 approaches to lay a woman when I used to live in the states. But those 50 appraoches came in 3-4 weeks as I am tired as hell from my day job. Those approaches came exclusively in the weekends. That one girl I banged would usually be ovulating and very little game was needed to bang her. All I needed to do was not kiss her ass. If you live in a small town, I understand how you need game. The approach machine strategy will blow up in your face. But if it’s a big city like NYC, just be an approach machine and you WILL run into one girl ( 1 in 50 ) who is ovulating and will be DTF in record time. hehehehehe. here in Singapore, that strategy has been found…….wanting.

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@23 lonely Racoon…..go to masf and read Ismav’s archives. He is a very dear friend of mine. That guy exclusively games college girls……I use the word “games” loosely. He is basically an approach machine and he just does approaches till he hits one who’s ovulating. He’s 32. I’m not sure he’s laid any girl over the age of 19 in the last 2 years (last two eyar lay count is 20). Ofcourse now he has become “that guy” on the campus and so he’s been forced to diversify out of the campus with not so good results. But hey! it took him 2 years to become that guy. He must have approached 3000 girls in that time. My suggestion for you is to live in a campus town and approach the hell away. Once you become “that guy” in a couple years, change your job and move to another college town. hehehehehehehe

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VK
Netherlands and Germany have NO RELIGION. Total sluts. Spain have some religion and less feminism.
I thought it should be harder there.
I can’t imagine not getting laid with Netherlands and Germany girls. Super drunk. Take drugs. Super sluts. I don’t want them. But it should be super easy. Same with Sweden and Norway of course.

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@doesNotMatter

Can you provide a link? I can’t find the info. Thanks.

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No sex with sober Icelandic girls. Didn´t they even stay overnight for a hangover-bang. Understandably maybe 🙂

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What a jerk you are man. It will be great for you when you become old and looking back on your life works… What a serious writer you are. Ha ha ha.

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Icelandic girls know that they’re beautifull.. but this statement is rather weird to read because some of them (many actually) barelly look at foreigners or guys downtown in general… they’ve all heard those pick up lines and laugh about it and think the guy that approaches them with a pick up line is an idiot! But don’t forget that some Icelandic people (mostly girls) like this “flag” game. So don’t get so full of yourself for scoring because you were most likely just getting yourself in somebody’s flag book 😉

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Roosh Vörek,
You don’t have the look and surly not the personality….. and it is obviously impossible for you to charm a girl…. So your method is to fill a girl up with alcohol and God knows what else, isolate her and rape!!
GOD help you and every girl on your way.
You’re not welcome to Iceland again.

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Roosh – how long before the Icelandic media tracks down one of your bangs for some juicy quotes? 🙂

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PS Eagerly awaiting your release of “Bang England: How To Sleep With Women In New England” 😉

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Great date rape tips U LOOSER. I guess only way you could get laid in Iceland was with some serious beer googles.

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I feel sorry for you man…

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And yea, I agree with Anonymous, you are not welcome to Iceland again but i dare you to do it so I can give you big “kjaftshögg” !

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hahaha you are talking like you are the most handsome man in the world :’D hahahahah sorry mate but here in Iceland we are used to handsome men not some hairy animals like you 😉

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Takk 🙂

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you r fucking sick man, you have no idea …..

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I randomly stumbled upon this website/ad/blog whatever it is and found it hillarious. It’s not full of a bunch of pretentious arrogant BS like the Tucker Max books. You approach dating like a scientist using logic and focusing on the goal and seems like you have some pretty sound advice based on actual research. Although I’ve done quite a bit research into pstchology and have had some good success myself, I’m very interested in hearing your advice. I just put your book “Day Bang” on my Amazon wishlist.

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Believe me, I am a scientist and this is not “like science”.
Putting numbers to things does not make it science.

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I finally got around to reading “Day Bang”. As someone who has game already, I’m pleased to see that most of the approaches I commonly use are spelled out in this book. In fact, the book has made me more aware of what I’m saying and doing than relying simply on my own experience for validation. These techniques can be applied to other areas as well like job interviews, small talk at business meetings, human intelligence gathering (HUMINT).

I bought this mainly to see the work that someone did scientifically to study what actual approaches work from a psychological standpoint. I’m quite impressed.

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repulsive!

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Lonely Racoon, I have beautiful daughters who are teenagers and losers like you are the reason that i bought a gun.

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I love you.
or as they would say in my native tongue (Icelantic)

Ég elska þig

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Lonely Racoon, I would remind you that sex with an underage girl is felony rape.

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Thanks, I’ll sure take your advice to heart next time I bang and Icelandic chick.
(might I add that it sounds like you got banged by Icelandic chicks, not the other way around, the fucker became the fuckee imho)

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You play with fire to enter a foreign country and mess with their women. Better to enjoy the break of of work and make it home safe