Category: Culture

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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July 1, 2017 Camping Out Reykjavik Pride

Iceland is pretty famous for equal rights, LGBTQA support, and gay history. It is the land of waterfalls, rainbows, and elves after all. There haven’t been any unicorn sightings, but there’s plenty of stunningly beautiful regular horses. Lonely planet has even deemed it one of the most gay-friendly travel destinations in the world. Reykjavik has been celebrating […]

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June 22, 2017 Reykjavik Record Shopping

Iceland has a very peculiar music scene. It’s well known for Secret Solstice, Iceland Airwaves, and many other music festivals, but the local shop scene is also well endowed. 101 is the hub of all things vinyl, LP, and old school. That being said, you can rifle through the stacks and find anything from 1960’s […]

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April 30, 2017 ​Iceland’s Local Pool Guidelines, Do’s & Don’ts

So you’re coming to Iceland and want to experience the local swimming culture and the first place you probably think of is Blue Lagoon. It’s certainly a unique destination to delve into world of Iceland. It also happens to be one of those places travellers are hesitant about, not because of the actual experience, but […]

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