ICELANDIC CULTURE

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.

Icelandagram - the Icelandic Instagram
28 February 2019
Icelandic Culture

#icelandagram is true, Iceland is a man-made Instagram-island

Like everyone who’s watched the #Icelandagram video from The Mystery Hour now knows, Iceland was built from scratch and staged by the people at Instagram.

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

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?

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?”

Iceland mountain scenery
20 June 2018
Icelandic Culture

Iceland is the Smallest Nation to Ever Compete in the World Cup

When Iceland qualified for the World Cup last year, the news broke fast all around the world. No one could believe a nation of 350.000 had a good enough team to qualify for the tournament.

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.

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!