Lögreglan, the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police, have an Instagram account with over 9,000 followers…..and it is adorable. Filled with police selfies, shots of the bike patrol, local happenings, cute animals, cute kids, and videos of officers singing along to the radio on their patrol. Here are some of my favorites from their Instagram profile:
In you haven’t heard, Iceland has been voted one of the safest places in the world to live. You can absolutely feel that here. There seems to be little fear of theft. Bikes and baby carriages are left outside shops unlocked, and cars left running without anyone watching them for several minutes at a time in front of houses. Strangers aren’t dangerous (because in a city this small, there aren’t that many strangers) and night doesn’t make the city any less safe. I’m a pretty cautious person when it comes to cities, but I’ve gone for runs here at midnight and no one considered that unsafe.
In Reykjavik, police are not the enemy. There have been several large protests recently against the government. Wandering around the crowd, I saw officers learning against barriers in front of the parliament to chat to the protesters.
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