Iceland life

Iceland life

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June 14, 2016

Áfram! Iceland Euro 2016

Iceland is renowned for many great things, and football could be the latest addition to the list. It’s amazing that with such a small population and a short summer season, Iceland has achieved its place in France for Euro 2016. On a visit to the small town of Akranes a few years ago I was taken to see the town’s […]
January 14, 2019

Burns’ Night in the Icelandic style?

We’re all familiar with haggis, neeps and tatties but what about hákarl, svið and blóðmör? During the Romantic period in 19th century Iceland the feast of Thorri was revived, along with the addition of poetry recitals and speeches.   This combination of ceremony, special food to celebrate the occasion and plenty of toasts is very similar to the notion of Burn’s night […]
December 15, 2015

Christmas and New Year in Iceland?

New Year is most likely better then Christmas -and December is very good month to travel in Iceland and many good tours available for example South Coast, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, with glacier hiking and a northern light hunt. Being in Iceland over Christmas and the New Year’s will deliver an amazing time in this country. It is very festive, […]
December 22, 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas in Iceland

Still a few days left, and the Icelandic yuletide lads have nearly all arrived from their mountain hideouts to slam doors, steal sausages, gobble Skyr and lick bowls in the small towns, villages and in Reykjavik itself. As soon as Christmas arrives, one of the mischievous group leaves each day until January 6th, the 13th day of Christmas in Iceland. Even […]
June 12, 2017

Embrace Scandi Spring

Here’s an article we were asked to contribute to that has been published recently in Belle about Town. One other very attractive extra that Icelanders enjoy in the spring and summer is plenty of days off – 7 public holidays between Easter and the middle of August! ‘The Icelanders are a bit different from us in that they only divide the […]
June 7, 2017

New Year festivities, gleðilegt nýtt ár

City spectacle, or countryside charm? With only a few hours of daylight in winter, Icelanders really know how to illuminate their homes, streets and towns. New Year’s Eve is a massive highlight and great spectacle to see. Twinkling trees, houses and shops beautifully decorated, the chance of the swirling Aurora visiting the night sky and in every community, warming bonfires […]