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Icelandic musicians you need to know about

By | 2017-12-08T13:12:36+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Iceland, Icelandic Culture, Icelandic Heritage|

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

By | 2017-11-21T15:28:19+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Iceland, Icelandic Culture, Icelandic Heritage|

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

By | 2017-11-15T12:32:42+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Iceland, Icelandic Heritage|

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

By | 2017-08-05T14:48:14+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Iceland, Icelandic Culture, Icelandic Heritage|

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

By | 2017-07-31T10:03:01+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Iceland, Icelandic Heritage, Icelandic Horses|

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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