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Dress like a local in Iceland in Winter

2017-12-30T11:00:37+00:00 December 30th, 2017|

During the winter months, Iceland‘s weather ranges from „this is not so bad“ to „oh my god, I‘m going to die“. Even though the temperature drops well below 0°C degrees the country is still bustling with locals and tourists. There‘s plenty of reasons to visit Iceland in the winter; northern lights, glacier hikes, music festivals [...]

Icelandic Christmas Traditions

2017-12-25T14:48:37+00:00 December 25th, 2017|

Every country has its own Christmas traditions. In Iceland, almost the entire population celebrates Christmas and the holidays are for many Icelanders the most significant and most exciting time of the year. As early as mid-October you will begin to see Christmas advertisements from local stores, and at the end of November, you will start [...]

Icelandic musicians you need to know about

2017-12-08T13:12:36+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Despite population of only 340 thousand, Iceland has produced so many great musicians in past decades, and nowadays it seems that the world can’t get enough of talented Icelanders, making it to the top of the billboards. Now that many Icelandic musicians have made themselves known on the global stage, the newcomers in the industry have [...]

The Icelandic Yule lads

2017-11-21T15:28:19+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Icelandic children get to enjoy the favors on not one but thirteen Santa Clauses. Their number has varied over time, but currently are considered to be thirteen. Called the Yule Lads, these merry but mischievous fellows take turns visiting kids on the 13 nights leading up to Christmas. On each of those nights, children place one of [...]

Where to buy alcohol in Iceland?

2017-10-25T13:17:13+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

If you’d like having a drink or two on holiday in Iceland, you might want to consider where to buy your favorite cocktail or beer. If money is not an issue, you will have no problem locating a local bar in downtown Reykjavik. If you, however, don’t want to spend all your money on spirits and [...]

Few Icelandic Phrases You Should Learn

2017-10-19T10:36:53+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

So, you’re all set for your upcoming trip to Iceland. You already packed your bags, including your winter jacket since, let’s face it, the weather in Iceland can be somewhat unpredictable. Make sure you have your passport and wallet and don’t forget your smartphone, you want to make sure all your friends get crazy jealous when [...]

The Viking Heritage of Iceland

2017-08-05T14:48:14+00:00 July 25th, 2017|

Fifteen million years ago, a volcanic plume unleashed itself through a crack in the ocean floor and boiled its way upward to become a landmass above water. For the next twelve million years—and even today—seismic activity shaped and reshaped the small island country near the topmost arc of the Earth. One thousand one hundred forty-one years [...]

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