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History & Traditions of Iceland

Einar is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Einar is a full-time tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and experience and is Your Friend in Reykjavik. Holding a bachelor’s degree...
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Helga Dís is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Meet Helga Dís, the multimedia boss at “Your Friend in Reykjavik.” She utilizes her journalistic skills and extensive knowledge of Reykjavik’s cultural and historical landscape to drive the...
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Five Icelandic Forts

While Iceland has consistently been ranked as the most peaceful country in the world since the Global Peace Index was launched in 2009, and it’s known for not...
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Ástþór is Your Friend in Reykjavik

Meet Ástþór, but you can just call him Astor if that first spelling throws you for a loop. He’s your go-to guy for everything awesome about Icelandic food...
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Slow Food in Iceland

In Iceland, as part of an international movement that began in Italy in 1986, Slow Food is taking a significant stance against the global dominance of fast food...
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Visit the Sites of Njáls Saga

Njáls Saga, also known as Njála or Brennu-Njáls Saga, is a 13th-century Icelandic saga that tells the story of blood feuds within the Icelandic Commonwealth from 960 to...
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The Best Tours of West Iceland

If you’re planning a trip to West Iceland, you’re in for a treat! This region offers a serene escape into Iceland’s natural wonders and rich history. In this...
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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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