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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 [...]

Icelandic Turf Houses

2017-11-15T12:32:42+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Turf has been used as an architectural material for thousands of years by cultures across Europe, and in Iceland, this became the primary technique for building houses. Iceland was settled in 874 AD by Norse and British settlers who were familiar with turf. Contrary to wood, which was at that time sparse and slow to regenerate, [...]

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 [...]

The distinctive characteristics of the Icelandic horse

2017-07-31T10:03:01+00:00 October 31st, 2016|

The Icelandic horse has many unique characteristics that differ from other breeds and it is those differentiating characteristics that have made the Icelandic breed famous throughout the world, making the Icelandic horse center of the attention. There are many factors that distinguish them from other horses including physical and psychological aspects that have evolved throughout the [...]

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