The Blue Diary

inside the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
15 May 2018
Icelandic Culture

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft yes, it’s a thing

Do you know what necropants are? If you have the stomach for learning about them and other sorcery-related stuff, make sure you visit the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft in Hólmavík.

the Icelandic flag
15 May 2018
Icelandic Culture

What do the colors of the Icelandic flag represent?

One would think there would be a long and interesting epic saga about the colors in the Icelandic flag and their meaning. Unfortunately, no.

sheep head jam
15 May 2018
Practical info

Can you actually buy roasted sheep heads in jelly in stores?

Yes, of course, you can! Who doesn’t like to eat roasted sheep cheeks, tongues, etc., mashed into bits and covered in jelly?

arctic surfers
15 May 2018
Natural Wonders

New activities in Iceland in 2018

When we wanted to see what’s new and interesting for travelers in Iceland in 2018, we looked to see what the good people at Startup Tourism in Iceland are up to. Some of the activities are very interesting!

turf houses in Iceland
9 April 2018
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

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!

Icelandic horse
9 April 2018
Practical info

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.

Mount Kirkjufell
9 April 2018
Natural Wonders

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!

Brennivín bottles
9 April 2018
Icelandic Culture

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.

flying ravens
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.