The Blue Diary

Jóhanna Guðrún in the Eurovision song contest in 2009
28 December 2018
Icelandic Culture

Is Iceland in the EU?

Since Iceland is in Europe this is a common question. Most of the Scandinavian (North-Europe) countries belong to the EU like Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

map of Iceland
20 December 2018
Icelandic Culture

Who settled Iceland?

This young island has no real “natives” except maybe the arctic fox. Let's settle the question: who settled Iceland ? The story of the settlement

mountains in Iceland
23 November 2018
Natural Wonders

How Iceland was formed

Iceland is uniquely situated on both two tectonic plates and on a mantle plume (better known as a hotspot).

Árbæjarsafn museum
23 November 2018
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

Is Iceland safe?

According to the Global Peace Index by the Institute of Economics and Peace, Iceland is the safest country on Earth. Iceland has ranked number one for 10 years in a row. But why?

Icelandic horses
23 November 2018
Natural Wonders

What Icelandic horses are like in winter

The Icelandic horse is special for many reasons. In winter the horses hair grows long and bushy in order to keep them warm.

rental car in ICeland at a lake in winter
23 November 2018
Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland in January and February

Driving in winter can be tricky. If you are visiting Iceland in January or February this is the blog for you.

Snaefellsjokull glacier
9 November 2018
Natural Wonders

Fun facts about the Snaefellsjokull glacier

We have so many fun facts about the Snæfellsjökull glacier, some are stranger than others!

ice cave in Iceland
9 November 2018
Icelandic Culture

Why Iceland is called Iceland

One of the questions we get asked all the time is “Why is Iceland called Iceland?”

Gullfoss water fall in winter
9 November 2018
Practical info

The Icelandic Winter Weather - a short overview

You can be certain that there is nothing certain about Icelandic winter weather. It is as unpredictable as a young child’s moods – sweet and joyful one minute, a rollicking tantrum the next.