The Blue Diary

power plant in Iceland
30 October 2019
Icelandic Culture

How does Iceland use geothermal energy?

For modern Icelanders, geothermal energy is essential for living a comfortable life. It is hard for us to imagine how it was to live at a time when it was not used because it means hassle and cold.

Icelandic skyr
30 October 2019
Icelandic Culture

What is Icelandic yoghurt?

Skyr is one of those Icelandic things that every Icelander loves, even those who are lactose intolerant! It is one of the most popular milk-based products in Iceland and very handy on the go.

sea battle in ww2
24 October 2019
Icelandic Culture

Was Iceland in World War 2?

This year marked 70 years since Germany invaded Poland and started World War II. As you probably know, it was a global war where every continent apart from the Antarctic was affected. Early on in the war, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.

Laki craters in Iceland
24 October 2019
Natural Wonders

Where to see tectonic plates in Iceland?

You might have heard that Iceland sits on two tectonic plates. But which tectonic plates does it sit on? Iceland sits on the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It is the only place in the world where you can see those two tectonic plates and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge above ground.

5 October 2019
Natural Wonders

Northern Lights Season is upon us!

Finally! It is here! The Northern Lights season is here! We are very stoked. We love it. The beautiful fall colours, spectacular sunsets and then, the magnificent Northern Lights in the darkness.

24 September 2019
Icelandic Culture

Icelanders are mad for craft beer

Since the beer was made legal in Iceland in 1989 (it's true!), Icelanders have gone mad for craft beer. Small breweries are springing up like mushrooms and even more bars that specialise in craft and microbrewery beers.

Northern Lights in Iceland
19 September 2019
Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland in the winter

If you want to be technical, the winter in Iceland lasts from the end of October to the end of April. But winter conditions can happen anytime between late August and early June, Iceland is a sub-Arctic country after all.

audience at a concert
19 September 2019
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

How is the nightlife in Iceland?

Iceland is known for its nightlife, but there are a few things you need to know before heading out on the town on a Monday night, for example.

Snæfellsnes
18 September 2019
Icelandic Culture

3 Completely Different Facts About Iceland

If you could learn any three things about Iceland, which you hadn't seen before, we are sure the items on this list wouldn't cross your mind.