Is this Iceland's most charming coffee shop?
Slowly is a micro-travel agency and coffee shop in Stykkishólmur in West Iceland. It's owned by friends María Jónasdóttir, known as Mæsa, and Theódóra Matthíasdóttir, known as Theó.
Slowly is a lively, fun coffee shop focusing on sustainability, environmental friendliness and a very pink colour pallette.
"We call ourselves a personal micro-travel agency and try to focus on the slow-travel philosophy. We try to be conscious about the effects on the environment and our community from tourism," explains Mæsa. "We've been going on a lot of walking tours and picnic tours with people, mostly high-maintenance picnics. We like creating a lot of trouble," she says and laughs. They organise picnics in very unusual places. "We've organised picnics in Súgandisey island, down at the beach, or up a mountain, offering food that's all from Breiðafjörður."