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Helga Dís Björgúlfsdóttir

The Move – Elves move house

We have told you before that it is believed elves move house in the New Year or around Christmas. They are also known to enter people’s homes to...
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The Great Fire of 1915 in Reykjavik

It seems that every town and city has had its own great fire. The most famous ones are probably the Great Fire of London and the Burning of...
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New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Bonfires

Icelanders are famous for their love of fireworks, and foreigners have described New Year’s Eve as sounding like a war zone. New Year’s Eve is Gamlárskvöld in Icelandic,...
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Sarah Bernhardt Christmas Cookies – Sörur

Icelanders love baking Christmas cookies; it is a great family tradition to get together and bake a few types. Some of the most common ones are chocolate chip...
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The Beautiful Hvalfjörður

Just under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik to the west, you will find the country’s largest fjord: Hvalfjörður. The name means Whale Fjord, and while there are no...
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Horse Riding with Riding Iceland Tours – Live Stream

Going horse riding is at the top of many people’s bucket lists, and that’s not without reason. The Icelandic horse is, as you know, world-famous. Both because it...
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Redhead – How Hvalfjörður got its name

We have stories of how many places in Iceland got their name. Reykjavik – Smokey Bay – was supposedly named by Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland....
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Special Icelandic Words

November 16 every year is the Day of the Icelandic Language. The day is special for Icelanders as it is the birthday of Icelandic poet, naturalist, and author...
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Gold brow and Aud the Deep Minded

Some folktales tell the tales of people we know to have existed, such as Sæmundur the Learned. The following story falls into that category. Aud The Deep-Minded is...
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Iceland With Kids – Live Stream interview with Eric Newman

Is it possible to travel to Iceland with kids? Of course, Iceland is very family-friendly. In this live stream, we talk with Eric Newman, who fell in love...
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