If I had known I would be doing a post on graffiti in Iceland, I could have had another one hundred pics for this post.
Graffiti is everywhere in Reykjavik and can be seen across Iceland. In a country that is peaceful, orderly, environmentally aware and one with nature, the graffiti is a noticeable aberration.
What’s going on with all the graffiti, I wondered? It’s a question you will probably have on your trip to Iceland too.
Overall, I don’t believe most of the graffiti in Iceland has malicious origins. If anything, there are some very artistic people in Iceland who clearly want to express themselves. Though the authorities have attempted to crack down on the practice, some businesses have embraced it, inviting artists to create colorful artwork on their blank canvas walls.
But if you are a little concerned about all the graffiti and what it means, don’t be. Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world, and if graffiti is the country’s greatest problem, there’s still nothing to worry about in this peaceful island nation.
King Kong climbing Hallgrímskirkja!
Even this windbreak for horses on the Golden Circle was tagged with graffiti.
Iceland’s DC-3 Plane Crash has not been spared.
The Skeioara Bridge Monument in South Iceland has its share of graffiti.
A prominent mural at Keflavík Airport is reminiscent of the graffiti to be found in Iceland.