The Blue Blog

9 April 2018

3 common misconceptions about Iceland

You’ve all heard rumours, seen memes or an exaggerated version of Iceland and Icelanders in TV shows or movies. We’re here to tell you that not all of it’s real!

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9 April 2018

When is spring in Iceland? Icelandic seasons explained

When is spring in Iceland? Sometimes it feels like: Never. But that’s not true. It’s in late March until the middle of June.

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9 April 2018

The best ways to enjoy the midnight sun

If you’re lucky enough to be in Iceland when the midnight sun appears, you’re in for a treat, if you bought a sleep mask!

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9 April 2018

What is Brennivin schnapps? AKA “Black Death”

Black Death was a nasty plague and luckily, our Brennivín booze has nothing to do with the pandemic.

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7 March 2018

The raven – Iceland’s smartest bird

Ravens have been a part of Iceland since the settlement. According to legend, the first person to settle in Iceland was Hrafna-Flóki or Raven-Flóki.

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7 March 2018

Famous Icelandic Trolls

When traveling around Iceland, you will see many, many, many weird formations in the mountains and lava fields that are said to be petrified trolls.

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7 March 2018

How does Akureyri compare to Reykjavík?

The two biggest differences between Akureyri and Reykjavík is the location and size. But, how do they compare?

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6 March 2018

How Did the Icelandic Settlers Survive the Harsh Elements?

Well, that is the question. When we, modern Icelanders, go outside in a snowstorm, all dressed up in our winter clothes and are still cold; we cannot fathom how our forefathers and mothers survived.

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9 February 2018

Icelandic for Dummies

So, Icelandic. The language that has hardly changed in over 1000 years and is basically Old Norse and looks like someone just wrote something or anything on their keyboard.

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