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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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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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4 December 2017
Icelandic Culture
Practical info

The best places to watch New Year's Eve fireworks in Reykjavik

Icelanders go a little mad on New Year’s Eve and blow up around 500 tons of fireworks in a couple of hours.

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