Iceland Latest Country to Go Bacon Crazy

Even the pigs are Vikings in Iceland.
Even the pigs are Vikings in Iceland. Photo: Facebook

Thanks to the people behind Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland, now plays host to a very popular bacon festival. Apparently under the impression that bacon doesn’t get enough airtime, the board took it upon itself to spread the storied strips’ influence to the tiny island nation, launching a food festival that reportedly rivals the best of the Midwest. But really, how hard could it possibly be to convince Icelanders to eat bacon when the alternatives are whale steaks and fermented shark meat? [Des Moines Register]