History & Traditions of Iceland

Visit Vestmannaeyjar – The Westman Islands

Just off the coast of South Iceland, near the stunning Seljalandsfoss, lie the Vestmannaeyjar (The Westman Islands). Inhabited since shortly after Ingólfur Arnarson’s arrival in Iceland, these islands...
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Valur is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Introducing Valur, the key person at Your Friend in Reykjavik. His name translates to “Falcon”, and he oversees the operations as the manager and lead guide of the...
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gæðabakstur / ömmubakstur flatkökur

Recipe for Icelandic Flatbread

The Icelandic flatbread, or flatkaka (or flatkökur plural), is a traditional staple—an uncomplicated round bread traditionally crafted without leavening agents, comprised solely of rye flour (sometimes barley) and...
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Learn Icelandic, the Language of the Vikings

Are you captivated by the enchanting sounds of the Icelandic language? Whether you’re prepping for an Icelandic adventure or are a linguistics enthusiast, diving into the world of...
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19th Century Travelogues Unraveled

From Simple Attire to Pungent Potions and Feasts Fit for Vikings Iceland’s enduring interest in how the world sees it is more than a mere curiosity. It’s a...
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Grandi Travel Guide

In this Grandi Travel Guide you will learn all the most important facts about this interesting place. Just off Reykjavík’s city centre lies the charming old harbour area...
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The So-Called “Circumstances” in Iceland During World War II

May 10, 1940—a date etched in the collective memory of Icelanders as a fateful day that forever altered the course of their history. In the peaceful early hours,...
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Why Should You Visit Thingvellir National Park?

When you think of Iceland, you likely picture stunning landscapes, geological wonders, and a rich cultural history. All these elements come together at Thingvellir National Park, a must-visit...
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Stefán is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Stefán Páll, guide for Your Friend in Reykjavik, embodies a true storyteller who finds joy in strolling through town, engaging with people, and weaving captivating tales. When choosing...
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Birna is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Your Friend in Reykjavik is more than just its guides; it’s a tapestry of dedicated professionals working diligently behind the scenes. Hailing from Akureyri – the capital of...
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