Everything you want to know about Icelandic culture, and more! Why do you have to be aware of the Christmas Cat? What music festivals are on offer? And of course, what should you do in Iceland? Icelandic culture is often quirky and fun, and very interesting (in our humble opinion). The people visiting Iceland tell us that what they fall in love with is the Icelandic way of life.

Iceland winter hike
18 February 2020
Icelandic Culture

Why does Iceland not have an army?

The question maybe should be: Why is Iceland in NATO when it does not have an army? Which is an excellent question and has been a hot topic for many Icelanders since 1949 when Iceland became one of the founding members of NATO after years of neutrality.   But does Iceland really not have an...

Iceland lake in winter
4 February 2020
Icelandic Culture

Fun things to do in February in Iceland

The long month of January is finally over, and the bright days of February are upon us. Not only are the days getting better, but the relentless weather warnings are slowing down. OK, it is not all doom and gloom, of course. Even though Mother Nature decided it was possibly time for an eruption in ...

lobster soup
27 January 2020
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

The Best Lobster Soup in Iceland

When you think about Icelandic food it might be the world-famous Icelandic hot dog, or shark or a singed sheep’s head but not lobster. But we do love lobster, we even have a lobster fast food truck in downtown Reykjavík!

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?

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.