History & Traditions of Iceland

What do the Icelandic Place Names Actually Mean?

Some time ago, a picture with long Icelandic place names went viral. The place names put Eyjafjallajökull to shame, the volcano name many could not pronounce. The tongue...
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How to travel sustainably in Iceland

It is no secret that it is difficult to travel to Iceland sustainably. In fact, some might say it was impossible. To get here, you will always have...
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How to Enjoy Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland Safely

There are volcanic eruptions in Iceland fairly regularly. In the afternoon of the 3rd of August 2022, it started erupting again in Reykjanes Peninsula. It came after thousands...
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The Best Icelandic TV Shows

With the growing popularity of Nordic Noir, Icelandic TV shows have garnered more and more attention in recent years. Most series are firmly set within the Nordic Noir...
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How safe are tourists in Iceland?

How safe are tourists in Iceland? Well, Icelanders are around 360000 people, and despite the population being that of a small town in many countries, we do have...
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Surprising Facts About Iceland

There will always be some surprising facts about Iceland you will not find out about until later. No matter how much research you will do into your trip,...
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Filming Locations in North Iceland

Check out our post on film locations in South Iceland when you have finished checking out this post on filming locations in North Iceland. Icelanders love seeing Iceland...
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The Bishop and the Elves.

The Icelandic Elves and humans aren’t always friends in Icelandic folk tales. Often they try to trick people into doing their bidding, enchanting or simply kidnapping them. Many...
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Mjaðveig Mánadóttir – The Icelandic Cinderella

The story of Cinderella exists in thousands of different versions worldwide. The protagonist is always a young woman who lives in forsaken circumstances which are suddenly changed to...
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Dear Mother, in the pen, pen – Icelandic Child Ghost Story

There are two very famous Icelandic ghost stories that probably every Icelander knows. One is The Deacon of Myrká – which we have already shown you. The other...
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