Category: Culture

September 16, 2021 Réttir – The Annual Sheep Round-Up

Every September brings Réttir, the Annual Sheep Round-up. This is one of the oldest Icelandic traditions and one of the most important dates in the Icelandic calendar. Réttir takes place every year, starting 1st September until roughly the first week of October. In recent years, it also became a unique activity that some travelers come […]

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July 28, 2021 Commerce Day in Iceland: Unofficial Camping Holiday

The first Monday of August is a public holiday here in Iceland, known as Commerce Day (a.k.a Tradesmen’s Day or Merchant’s Holiday). In Icelandic, it is called Fridagur verslunarmanna. Icelanders get really excited about this holiday. Since it always falls on Monday, it means you get a long weekend off, and it is not unusual […]

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July 8, 2021 Souvenirs from Iceland: How to Find Authentic Items

You will have the best road trip of your life in Iceland, and you will make some great memories, we can assure you. Naturally, you probably will want to bring something home with you. Of course, the most valuable souvenir from your trip to Iceland will be your memories and experience, but there’s nothing wrong […]

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May 19, 2021 8 Unique Museums to Visit in Iceland

Of course, Iceland’s most famous attraction is its breathtaking nature. However, when you drive through the country, you quickly notice how many unique museums there are! Some are big, some are small, some offer incredible interactive experiences, others can be very peculiar yet informative. What they all have in common is that they offer a […]

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March 16, 2020 Iceland 101: History and Culture

If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, it’s well worth your time to pack up some cultural knowledge alongside those hiking boots, so you have an introductory idea of what makes this Northern wonderland such an interesting place to visit! Here are a few topics to get you started. And obviously, repeating these morsels of Icelandic […]

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March 9, 2020 Icelandic Candy 101

Iceland is known for many things like their sometimes rebellious Eyjafjallajökull volcano, endless sunlight in summer and darkness in winter, and the gorgeous landscapes making for an incredible camping experience. But you may not know that Iceland is a country of serious candy addicts, and for a good reason. Eating “nammi,” or candy, by the fist […]

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September 20, 2019 Iceland Airwaves and the Open Road

If you’re a music fan searching for just the right time to visit Iceland, now is the time to start planning! Every year in early November, Reykjavik is transformed by the popular music festival Iceland Airwaves. Airwaves has a well researched indie focus. It highlights all of the best bands you haven’t heard of yet. Many […]

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September 9, 2019 Where to Find the Best Icelandic Food and Traditional Dishes

Iceland’s unique take on cuisine boasts a long history of ocean fare, sturdy lamb, dairy and hearty vegetables as the hallmarks of a Nordic diet. Traditional Icelandic food is meant to withstand and endure during long winter months where sunshine rarely graces its shores. When you bite into a traditional Icelandic dish, you’re experiencing a […]

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May 22, 2018 Top 40 Iceland Facts

1. Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world 2. Today, the Icelandic language resembles the Old Norse Language more closely than modern Norwegian. 3. Iceland is one of two places in the world where you can see tectonic plates separate above sea level. 4. Iceland has a volcanic eruption approx. every 3 years. In […]

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September 23, 2017 Can You Eat Wild Icelandic Berries?

If you’re traveling in Iceland right now, you may be lucky enough to come across wild berries. Late summer and “autumn” in Iceland fruit a few different types you can find all over the island. You don’t even need to worry about washing them intensively as they grow wild, organic, and pesticide free. Just give […]

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