The Blue Diary

volcanic eruption in Iceland
15 January 2020
Natural Wonders

History of Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland

You probably know that Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world. Our eruptions are different from many places as the country is being pulled apart, so it literally rips open to create new land. Many other countries are being smushed together, which causes friction.

Christmas pudding
16 December 2019
Icelandic Culture

Icelandic Christmas Desserts

Historically, Icelanders don’t really have a much of a sweet tooth. That is not because we didn’t want to but more to do with the fact that most people were incredibly poor and sugar was not something the people would spend money on.

bonfire in Iceland
16 December 2019
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

New Year‘s Eve in Iceland

New Year‘s Eve in Iceland is one of those things that should be on everyone‘s bucket list. We are totally not biased at all! It‘s just the greatest. It’s like 4th of July, Bonfire night and Midsummer’s Eve all in one fabulous evening.

10 December 2019
Icelandic Culture

Christmas traditions in Iceland

Every country has its own sets of Christmas traditions and Iceland, of course, has its own. They mostly revolve around food and books. And fireworks. So, check out this fun list of Iceland Christmas traditions.

Nicholas boots
4 December 2019
Icelandic Culture

How does Iceland celebrate Christmas?

Icelandic Christmas tradition can possibly be described as, well, traditional. It is a family festival where you eat, drink and be merry. So how is Christmas celebrated in Iceland?

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland
28 November 2019
Practical info

Iceland with kids

It is important to choose well where to go when going on a holiday with children. As all parents know, planning a group holiday can take months of planning, and there must be something for everyone. But being in Iceland with kids is a pretty good thing, Iceland is considered very children friendly!

turf church in Iceland
25 November 2019
Icelandic Culture

History of Iceland in a timeline

The history of Iceland spans over 1000 years, and a lot has happened. We took together a few important dates for you which are useful to know. A good idea is to visit some of the places we mention during your travel in Iceland.

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.