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How Much Does a Vacation in Iceland Cost?

Iceland has a reputation for being one of the most breathtaking countries in the world to visit. This is thanks to remarkable natural wonders, captivating...
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Look No Further: Icelandic Salted Fish Recipes!

Imagine a world where bread stands aside, making way for the robust flavours of salted fish. That’s right – we’re talking about Iceland, a place...
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Essential Packing Tips for Iceland Trip

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when travelling, you must forget at least one thing. No matter how much you plan your trip, traveling to...
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Salted Fish in Iceland: A Historical Overview

From the brisk sea winds to the warm embrace of geothermal heat, Iceland has mastered the ancient art of preserving fish. Ever since the early...
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The Icelandic Bathhouse or “Baðstofa”

The baðstofa, a central feature of traditional Icelandic turf houses, offers a unique window into Iceland’s past. Amid challenging weather conditions, this communal room became...
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Best Luxury and Boutique Hotels in Iceland

When you’re planning a trip to Iceland, it’s only natural to focus on exciting days filled with fun, adventure, natural wonders, and cultural interest. But...
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When Jørgen Jørgensen became the Dog Days King of Iceland

In the annals of history, few figures have led as tumultuous and captivating a life as Jørgen Jørgensen (1780–1841). Born to Denmark’s royal watchmaker and...
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The 8 Most Unique Experiences in Iceland

If you’re planning activities for your trip to Iceland, you may have already realized that you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to incredible experiences....
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From Convicts to Government: The Saga of the Prison in Reykjavik

The prison in Reykjavik was established on land from the royal estate of Arnarhóll, which was gifted to the institution. On March 20, 1759, the...
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Downtown Reykjavik: A Glimpse into the Past

Downtown Reykjavik holds a treasure trove of old houses, each echoing the city’s rich history. Beyond their vibrant exteriors and distinct designs, these buildings have...
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Rainbow Street and Hallgrimskirkja Church

Discover Skólavörðustígur: The Must-Visit Street of Reykjavík!

Ah, Skólavörðustígur! Stretching from the historic Skólavörðuholt to where Laugavegur meets Bankastræti, this street is nothing short of iconic. Tracing its history is like thumbing...
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Beer in Iceland: A Historical Overview

The history of beer in Iceland is a story of evolution and persistence. It stretches back to the times of the Norse settlers, navigating through...
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