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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, […]
November 5, 2015

An Example of #Iceland Traveller #Knitting & #Craft Tour

A group of ladies from Derbyshire UK booked a 6-night craft and sightseeing tour to Iceland and with a small tour bus and expert driver guide, they travelled from Reykjavík to the North of Iceland, staying in small, country hotels with one night spent in the capital. During their tour they visited the Icelandic Hand knitting Association shop to meet […]
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 […]
March 8, 2017

Celebrate Iceland’s amazing horses!

Family holidays on a farm, or time spent as a spectator or participant in the company of Icelandic horses is always a treat.  Hardy and incredibly hairy in the winter, sleek and shiny in the summer, when the herd is made even more stunning by the addition of beautiful multi-coloured foals. The Icelandic horse should be a feature of every […]
February 13, 2017

Coffee and Cake!

Icelanders really do know how to do coffee and cake. My dear friend Gigja offers traditional afternoon tea, Icelandic style, to visitors in Reykjavik. Being Iceland, it comes with a twist! We’ve just completed the first stage of the Food Explorers area on our website. Much more to follow, but do take a look at our Food, Traditions and Tasting […]
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. […]
April 28, 2015

Fire, Ice … and weather

Iceland Traveller’s Winter Wonderland tour to Iceland in November 2015 is an intriguing exploration of the Land of Weather, Fire and Ice. The details of this tour, which combines our favourite hotels, an excellent guide and a range of interests from meteorology to stargazing and embroidery are featured here: Want to find out more about Iceland? You can enjoy a taste of […]
February 10, 2014

It’s all starting to Unravel!

We are looking forward to catching up with old friend Ragnheiður Jóhannsdóttir at the Unravel festival of knitting, taking place at the Farnham Maltings in Surrey from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 February. Ragga, who was taught by her grandmother, is an experienced knitter with over 40 years’ experience and is also skilled in herbal dyeing and spinning yarn – […]
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 […]
March 4, 2014

The Vikings are Here!

We’ve been looking forward to Vikings: life and legend, the major new exhibition at the British Museum (6 March – 22 June 2014). Among the artefacts on show are swords and axes, coins and jewellery, amulets and religious images.  At its centre, the exhibition includes the surviving timbers from a 37-metre Viking warship, the longest ever found. Of course, Iceland’s […]