The Yule Lads:
The Icelandic Yule Lads bear little similarity to the world-famous Santa Claus, who is descended from St. Nicholas, patron saint of children and sailors. In contrast, the Icelandic Yule Lads are descended from trolls and their original role was to strike fear in the hearts of children. As it1... Read More
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The first frost of 2016 in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik came two days ago, on Wednesday 16 November, when locals woke up to a temperature of -0.3°C (31.5°F).
This is according to meteorologist Sigurður Þór Guðjónsson, whose blog also indicates that this is the longest ever that Reykjavik has waited for its first1... Read More
VIDEO: Tanks and trucks invade Iceland’s Mývatn
From the film set. Photo: mbl.is/Birkir Fanndal
Footage of the Iceland filming set for the new Fast and Furious 8 film was released1... Read More
Watch: Iceland’s interior is one of the country’s greatest treasures
BY STAFF |MAR 9 2016
The Yule Lads:
The Icelandic Yule Lads bear little similarity to the world-famous Santa Claus, who is descended from St. Nicholas, patron saint of children and sailors. In contrast, the Icelandic Yule Lads are descended from trolls and their original role was to strike fear in the hearts of children. As it happens,1... Read More
The colourful landscape and white sandy beaches of the West Fjords. Screenshot: BBC (photo by Katie Hammel)
The remote wilderness of the West Fjords has long been a1... Read More
An ice cave being constructed in Langjökull glacier will open on June 1st 2015. The construction1... Read More
Status of the long running volcano in Bárðabunga on 9th of January.
Over 30 earthquakes were observed in Bárðarbunga during the past 24 hours. About five quakes were between magnitude 4 and 5. The largest quake occurred at 18:47 yesterday (8 Januray) of magnitude 5.1 in the norheastern caldera rim. Over ten quakes were observed in the dike intrusion, most below magnitude 1. Good1... Read More
What we like to do here in Iceland on days like this is going to the swimming pool, but then again we always go swimming pool, winter or summer.
Here we have quite unique swimming pool culture, we go swimming all year, no matter the weather. Because of our hot spring water we have heated public swimming pools and hot tubs for everybody.
Part of the culture is1... Read More