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Food & Culture

The Evolution of Icelandic Food Culture: From a Lack of Colour to a Whole Rainbow

For centuries, life in Iceland has been a constant struggle. Large tracts of the countryside have very little fertility and support very little arable farming. The winters are long and dark. When the short...

A Brief History of the Hidden People of Iceland

Sometimes referred to as elves “Álfar” or  Hidden People “Huldufólk”,  Iceland has a long-standing relationship with elves. The history of the country is decorated with elves living under certain rocks, or...

Halldór Laxness: Iceland's Nobel Laureate

They say that iceland has the highest number of Nobel Laureates per capita in the world, which is true. That’s enough for a little country like Iceland, with a population of only 330,000. Per capita is the...

Iceland's Independence Day

Iceland wasn’t always independent, and the march towards independence culminated on June 17th 1944, a great day of celebration in Iceland.   This week, we are covering some of the events that led to...

Funny Hats and Furry Capes: The Evolution of Icelandic Traditonal Clothing

All of the Nordic countries have a “national costume”, a traditional dress which was historically worn during the days while working.  Iceland is no different, and the Icelandic traditonal clothing has...

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...