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When the Lóa Arrives, Spring is Here!

As the days get longer and the nights get shorter, usually, temperatures usually (but not always) come up too. We have had an unusually short winter in Iceland this year, shortly followed up by a record snowfall, swiftly to return to our non-existent winter again. And then there was snow again. Just another day in Iceland.…

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All About Puffins

Everybody knows them, everybody loves them, and somehow, despite existing all over the North Atlantic from Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland the British Isles and on the east coast of the United States, the Puffin has become almost the national symbol of Iceland.…

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Buns, Explosions and Ashes: Iceland Before Lent

Many countries that have a history of being christian have a period in which all of the rich foods are removed from the house in the days before lent. Jesus is said to have spent 40 days in the desert being tempted by the devil, and in giving up rich foods for lent we are said to show our solidarity.…

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Rover of the Month: Cliff Proposes

This week's instalment of our "Rover of the Month" series tells the story of Cliff, who went with with his girlfriend, came back with his fiancée and now his wife! 3 months after the wedding, I caught up with Cliff and he told me the whole story.…

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The Nomadic Arctic Fox in Iceland

The Arctic Fox, Alopex lagopus (meaning “the rabbit-footed” in latin) has to take the crown as Iceland’s cutest animal ever. They have short muzzles, ears and legs, and they come in two morphs: blue and white. Their coats change colour with the seasons, changing to white for camouflage in the snow. The Arctic Fox in Iceland is the largest native, non-migratory terrestrial homeothermic animal on the island.…

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Private vs. Tailor-Made Tours in Iceland: Which is Right for You?

There is a fine line between the two. A private tour becomes a tailor-made tour as soon as you start to customise it in some way. So you like the look of our Golden Circle tour, but you want to go Snorkelling. If that is the case, you have a word with us, and we will do a custom itinerary for you. Simple as that.…

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The Icelandic Lopapeysa: A History

The post has been a tricky one: getting to bottom of something about which there isn’t a huge amount of information. That has, however, made arriving at the conclusion all the more satisfying as well as showing that, far from being purely Icelandic, the Icelandic lopapeysa is very much a Nordic affair.…

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Icelandic New Years Traditions

When it comes to New Years, Iceland is one of THE places to experience it. You might not think it, but there is a whole lot of party wrapped in such a small country! Iceland has a few important New…

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Rover of the Month: Akash Does Essential Iceland

Our “Rovers” are those who have decided to explore Iceland their own way, at their own pace. Akash Mehta joined us on our “Essential iceland” tour, where he even got on top of a glacier! We caught up with him after he got home, and he had all this to say about his experience with us.…

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