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Easter in Iceland

Easter is an interesting time in Iceland. It starts on Maundy Thursday (Skírdagur), which in 2017 falls on April 13th and ends Easter Monday (Annar í páskum) falling on April 17th. It’s a nice, long, 5 day 4...

Mythical Beings of Iceland

They may be real, they may not be.  Some people claim to have seen them,  some people claim to have never.  The mythical beings of Iceland emerge as legends from a landscape that has historically been very...

þorri, The Traditional Food Festival and Mens Day

January 19th is the start of þorri, the fourth month of winter in the old norse calendar, running from mid-January until about mid-February. How did it start? From Sacrifice to Social Occasion  Like many...

The Magical Staves of Iceland

The culture of Iceland is full of mythology and magic. From the Sagas and Eddas of the vikings; to elves and trolls and stories of witchcraft, Iceland is indeed the land of magic and magical creatures and,...

The Christmas Book Flood (Jólabókaflóð)

The Christmas Book Flood (Jólabókaflóðið)  Per capita, Iceland has the largest publishing industry in the world, with 3.5 books published per 1000. Reading books is obviously very important in Iceland, as is...

Top 5 Icelandic Foods

There is a lot of interesting food in Iceland, and we could never cover it all in one post. Instead, we picked 5 of the most people, and many of them are traditional, so traditional that people have been...