February 27, 2019
As probably everyone knows, there are quite a few beautiful places to see in Iceland. However, it can be hard to find a place to start. If you want to look at something different to the Golden Circle, which we totally recommend and say everyone should visit, we have made a short list of beautiful places to see in Iceland.
June 25, 2018
The best thing Iceland has to offer in the summer months, apart from the midnight sun is the Iceland On Your Own bus pass, which allows you to travel all around Iceland for 3-15 days. No need to rent a car or a camper. Just take your camping gear, buy your pass, hop on a bus and off you go!
June 11, 2018
The popularity of Norse mythology has grown in recent years, in part thanks to the Marvel films Thor and The Avengers. But who is Loki? What was his part in Baldur's death and the onset of Ragnarök? This is the second post of three where we explore Norse mythology.
June 5, 2018
With growing interest in Norse mythology in recent years, in part thanks to the Marvel movies, we decided to introduce you to the gods and myths in a three-part series. Norse mythology is in many ways similar to Greek and Roman mythology, many of the gods have the same traits, and you can even find myths that have the same plot between the two religions.
April 13, 2018
If a whole nation could be considered a hoarder, Icelanders would probably fit the bill. But maybe we are just economical. Many of our old manuscripts were used as bedding, insulation or in some very dire cases, eaten. However, for such a small nation, we have a lot of stuff to showcase, and boy, do we have many museums!
February 9, 2018
Bund-day, Explosion day and Ash Wednesday are for most children and many grown-ups three of the most fun days after Christmas and before Easter. Celebrations during the days just before and at the beginning of Lent is known all over the world, the most famous one probably Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. But this is how we in Iceland celebrate these three days – which have mostly lost its connection to Christianity.
January 22, 2018
A few decades after the Brothers Grimm had collected and released their collection of folktales and adventures, an Icelandic man, called Jón Árnason, decided to do the same. He was, of course, not the only man in the world to follow in the Brothers Grimm’s footsteps but he was the first in Iceland.