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The reds of Kerid Crater in Iceland can be seen on a bright sunny day

What Are the Best Day Trips from Reykjavik?

Looking for the best trips to take from Reykjavik? We rounded up some of our favorites in this blog. Find out where the Viking Þrasi Þórólfsson buried his treasure, explore the only place on Earth where the Mid-Atlantic Rift is visible above sea level, or check out the caldera of a 3,000-year-old volcano! It's all within easy reach...
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Einmánuður – The Final Winter Month

The sixth and final winter month of the old Icelandic Calendar begins on a Tuesday between 20 and 26 March. Of the twelve old Icelandic months, einmánuður is one of only four months referenced in more than one source. The oldest one is from the 12th century. The other three months are gormánuður, þorri and góa. The name...
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Get a Taste of Iceland in a Box!

What is the best way to get a taste of Iceland – without actually being in Iceland? May we turn your attention to these fabulous Grapevine Boxes? The boxes are made by the newspaper Reykjavik Grapevine. The only newspaper published in English in Iceland. The newspaper, established in 2003, is published once a month between October and April...
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Tjörnin in Reykjavik, looking of Reykjavik Pond

Is the Reykjavik City Card Worth it?

Reykjavik City Card gives you access to most of Reykjavik's museums, all Reykjavik's thermal pools, bus system, the Reykjavik zoo and more!
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Walk Among Reykjavik Outdoor Art

Visit Iceland for our beautiful natural landscapes, but don’t forget about our lively art scene! Reykjavik, especially, has museums and galleries filled with fantastic pieces of creativity. So much so that it spills out into the open. Come enjoy the Reykjavik outdoor art! Walk around the streets, by the water, through our parks, and you’ll see artworks, sculptures....
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Lamb fillet with vegetables and creamy mushroom sauce 

As a nation, lamb is our favourite meat. Not unsurprising as it is no secret that sheep farming is important to Icelanders. The Norwegian settlers brought sheep with them from their home country. Due to Iceland’s isolation, the sheep you see today is nearly identical to those brought over 1000 years ago. There are generally more sheep in...
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The Icelandic Carnival Days – Bolludagur, Sprengidagur and Öskudagur.

Is there an Icelandic Carnival? Not as such, but we do have bolludagur, sprengidagur and öskudagur. Three days of eating and dressing up. Read all about it!
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Visit Iceland Horses

Icelandic Horses: Come Along for a Ride!

The Icelandic horses because they are so much like us. Colorful while still being resilient and striding through life in our own unique way!
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Women’s Day and beginning of Góa

According to the Old Icelandic Calendar, Góa, the fifth month of winter begins between 18 and 25 February. The month brings with it brighter days and the coming of spring. The first day of Góa is also Women’s Day/Housewife’s Day – like the first day of Þorri is Husband’s Day. Women’s Day was known in the mid-19th century;...
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Best Vegan and Vegetarian Places in Reykjavik

What are the best vegan and vegetarian places in Reykjavik? Look no further, this is our recommendations
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Storm, Reykjavík, Bad weather

What to do in bad weather in Reykjavík

A wise person once said: There is no such thing as bad weather, only badly dressed people. Despite those wise words, the weather can sometimes be so bad that you shouldn’t really be spending too much time out in it. So, what can you do when the gales blow, and small children and animals can easily be swept...
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Beautiful Harpa Concert Hall

Winter Lights Festival – Four Days of Art in the Capital Area

The Winter Lights Festival is held the first weekend of February every year, from Thursday to Sunday. It is not only held in Reykjavík but all nearby municipalities as well; Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Seltjarnarnes and Mosfellsbær. In 2022, the festival is held 3.-6. February. The festival’s motto is “light in the dark” and was first held in 2000...
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