The Blue Blog

7 March 2018
Icelandic Culture

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
Icelandic Culture

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
Natural Wonders

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
Icelandic Culture

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
Practical info

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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9 February 2018
Natural Wonders

Must-See Places in East Iceland

Did you know that if you drive to the end of the town Neskaupstaður, you will have driven as far away from Reykjavík as you possibly can in Iceland?

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9 February 2018
Practical info

The 3 Icelandic Volcanoes Most Likely to Erupt Soon!

So, Iceland is volcanically active. It should not come as a surprise since the Mid-Atlantic ridge goes through the island (and it is coincidentally the only place in the world where you can see the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates above ground, neat!).

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9 February 2018
Practical info

Survival tips for the Icelandic winter

Going to Iceland isn’t like going to, say, the North Pole. But, you still might get snowed in, cold or bored in the darkness.

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9 January 2018
Natural Wonders

Flatey and Flatey – the “flat islands” of Iceland

Around Iceland, you´ll find many islands, large and small. Among them, you´ll find two that are both called Flatey. To set the two apart, they’re usually referred to as Flatey in Breiðafjörður fjord, and Flatey in Skjálfandi bay.

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