We love to self-cater (it's the cheapest option and you always know what's going into your stomach) so we shopped for food at Bonus and Kronan. Bonus had great prices and we only bought at Kronan what we could not find at Bonus (a couple of vegetables were fresher in Kronan).
The weird thing about both stores is the following: the bags to place the grocery food in are kept near the cash register, not where the food is placed. They stuff as much as possible into each bag and we had a bag filled with really heavy stuff that was overflowing! My wife and I were debating about who would would request an extra bag from the young woman who took our payment. A local shopper who was behind us in line figured out our predicament and grabbed a bag from her vantage point and handed it to us with a smile. What's the story behind this? Is this because these stores are super-cheap and want to save on the cost of bags or is it because Iceland is very green (environmental-friendly) and is concerned about pollution caused by plastic bags? Or, is there some other reason?
Any ideas about this oddity would be appreciated. Thanks.Edited: 4:56 pm, May 10, 2012