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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...

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,...