History & Traditions of Iceland

Skonsa – The Icelandic Version of American Pancakes?

Skonsa or skonsur (plural) is a favourite among Icelanders. Many buy them in the store, but they're very easy to make.
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Puffins in Iceland

or Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Puffin The puffins in Iceland are the Atlantic puffin. It is called lundi in Icelandic and is a migratory...
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How to Behave in Iceland

How to Behave in Iceland - it's pretty simple, just be respectful of nature. Each country has their own customs and etiquette, which are good to know when...
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The First Day of Summer and Harpa

Winter is finally over, and summer is about to begin! The First Day of Summer is always on a Thursday between 19 and 25 April. Despite being called...
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The Best 7-day itinerary for a trip to Iceland

Iceland is on the bucket list for many, and there are many things people want to see. It can be challenging to find what to do to get...
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What’s the weather like in Iceland?

There are two popular weather sayings in Iceland: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes, and it’ll have changed to something elseThere’s no such thing as...
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The Sandwich Tart (or smörgåstårta or brauðterta)

There is this one bread dish every Icelander knows, especially from confirmation parties or grandma’s birthday. And that’s brauðterta – bread tart/sandwich tart. It does not have a...
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The Icelandic Sagas for Beginners

Icelanders are very proud of the Icelandic Sagas, mainly because we can still read them without translation. Written in the 12th and 13th centuries, primarily by unknown writers,...
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Recommended Reads from Iceland

Icelanders are known lovers of books. The Book-flood before every Christmas is renowned, and 1 in 10 Icelanders will publish a book in their life. Icelanders are also...
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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...
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