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  • March 1st Is Beer Day In Iceland

    For Icelandic beer drinkers, March 1st is a pretty big deal. The day is unofficially known as Beer Day (Bjórdagur) and marks the end of prohibition in Iceland...well, when it comes to beer that is! While prohibition in the U.S. lasted from 1920 to 1933, the Icelandic public had a national referendum in 1908 for [...]
  • Beautiful Photograph Captures Dynjandi Waterfall Completely Frozen And Covered In Snow

    Deep in the remote Arnarfjörður fjord of Iceland's Westfjords region you'll find the breathtakingly beautiful Dynjandi waterfall. It's the regions's largest waterfall at 100 meters (330 ft) in height and 30 meters (100 ft) in width. While normally the sound of this roaring waterfall can be heard from far away, that wasn't the case in the [...]
  • Two Icelandic Kids Take The Idea Of A Lemonade Stand To The Next Level

    Photo source: Facebook / Ragnheiður Valgarðsdóttir These two young entrepreneurs were spotted yesterday evening selling hot chocolate and freshly made 'kleinur' by the Grótta lighthouse, which is a popular tourists location in Reykjavík. When asked, the adorable pair of business savvy friends said they had built their food stand all by themselves by constructing it [...]
  • 17 Adorable Photos Shared By The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police In 2017

    Having one of the lowest crime rates in the world, the streets of Reykjavík aren't exactly known for being super mean. With a lack of bad guys to chase, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police set up an Instagram account in the summer of 2012 to show some of the every day things their police officers get up [...]
  • The Hidden Waterfalls Of The Remote Strandir Region In The Westfjords

    The region of Strandir (which translates to ‘The Coasts’) is one of the more remote areas of Iceland, and was for centuries known as a refuge for sorcerers and criminals. Strandir lies on the Westfjords’ eastern edge and is renowned for its rugged beauty, consisting of beaches strewn with driftwood, seals lazing about on rocks, […] More

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    Icelandic Christmas Traditions

    The Icelandic Christmas period is an intriguing mixture of religious practice and traditional folklore. As many countries do, Iceland celebrates Christmas (Jól in Icelandic) mostly with good food and presents to loved ones, but unlike most countries that only have a single Father Christmas/Santa Claus character, Icelandic children are fortunate enough to be visited by [...]
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    Meet Iceland’s 13 Santa Clauses – The Yule Lads

    Like our food, language and landscapes, Icelandic Christmas folklore is a bit extreme. Instead of getting a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, Iceland has the 13 Yule Lads (Jólasveinar) who in mid-December start descending one by one from their mountain home to wreak mischief in the nights leading up to Christmas (Jól). The [...]
  • Police Called After Tourists Venture Onto Frozen Glacial Lagoon

    Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in south Iceland is a big favorite among travelers. The stunning lagoon is full of icebergs which contentiously break off the nearby Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The area is a magical place to visit any day of the year, but on an extra cold winter’s day, the lagoon sometimes freezes over and drift ice piles […] More

  • Reykjavik Old Harbor 100 Years Old Today

    Today marks 100 years since Reykjavík’s Old Harbor was formally opened. The construction of the harbor marked a massive change in daily life for Icelanders, as both the fishing and trading industry started booming in the years after its completion. The Old Harbor was a massive undertaking at the time and two steam trains needed […] More

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    The Quirky And Colorful Street Art Of Reykjavik

    Reykjavík is only a small city, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and color. Within minutes of walking around the downtown area you’ll notice it’s a city that takes pride in its quirkiness and on skirting away from the norm. Architecturally speaking, most houses in the city are rather […] More

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