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And Now For Something Completely Different - 3/4/2018 Blog

All countries have their set of weird customs and laws. Iceland is no exception to that rule, and for example, it was legal to kill Basques on sight between 1616 and 2015. But, of course, it is illegal to kill someone so that law was a bit of an oxymoron. 

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Bolludagur

Bolludagur, sprengidagur and öskudagur - 8/2/2018 Blog

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.

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Elf

The Hidden People of Iceland - 22/1/2018 Blog

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.

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Hestur, Hestar, Icelandic Horse, Iceland, Nature

Say What? - 23/6/2017 Blog

Did you know you need permission from the local government to own a dog? Or that we had special state-run milk stores which were the only ones who could sell milk between 1910 and 1977? Did you know "I come completely from the mountains" is a saying in Icelandic?

Gullfoss, gullni hringurinn, golden circle, waterfall, summer, iceland, water, nature

The Golden Circle - 2/6/2017 Blog

The Golden Circle includes some of Iceland's most stunning sites; Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and the waterfall Gullfoss.

laki, lakagígar, iceland, ísland, volcano, eldfjall

Volcanos in Iceland - 1/6/2017 Blog

Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world. There are about 130 volcanos in Iceland, 30 of them are considered active, and 18 of those 30 have erupted since the year 900, with only a handful regularly erupting, like Hekla, Grímsvötn in Vatnajökull Glacier and Katla in Mýrdalsjökull Glacier.

Hallgrimskirkja Church on Skolavorduholt

What to do in Reykjavík - 8/12/2016  

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5 festivals and 5 sports events in Iceland - 24/5/2017 Blog

If you want to do something different in between the sightseeing while your stay in Iceland, there are quite a few festivals and events you can choose from - this list only includes a handful.

landmannalaugar, iceland, ísland, travel

Hike in the Icelandic highlands - 17/5/2017 Blog

The Icelandic highlands are extremely beautiful and colourful. They are easily accessible but you must have the right equipment if you want to hike there.

Svala

Eurovision - 9/5/2017 Blog

It is Eurovision week. Tonight, Tuesday 8 May, Svala will compete in the first semi-finals for Iceland, and we are, of course, convinced she will get through to the finals.

Skogar Folk Museum

6 Museums to Visit in Iceland - 23/3/2017 Blog

Iceland has a few hundred museums spread around the country. It is impossible to visit them all on a short visit to Iceland, but we have made a list of six museums it is worth it to check out.