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The Most Common Icelandic Names

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Iceland is famously known as the Land of Fire and Ice with picturesque landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders. The names of these monuments are equally unique because the Icelandic language has remained mostly unchanged from the original Norse settlers. Icelanders are very proud of their culture and they pass down this heritage through their names. The most common Icelandic names...

The Icelandic Language: Proud Linguistic Heir of the Vikings

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Icelandic is not one of the world's most spoken languages, nor is it in high demand at language schools. This doesn't necessarily mean that the language’s history and evolution are any less fascinating than more well-known languages such as English, Spanish, or French. If you are a lover of Viking culture, a lover of languages or are simply curious,...

Etiquette Guide to Iceland’s Geothermal Baths

Geothermal is a term that has become more and more common in our daily life, in this case, it is mostly related to how cities and villages get their electric power supply. Most of us live in areas where electricity is produced in plants capable of obtaining electrical energy from primary sources. These sources can be either renewable or...

Famous Icelandic People: Singers, Songwriters, Authors, and Explorers

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Iceland is a small country both in terms of landmass and population. Despite this, Iceland has its fair share of several famous people. Going all the way from Viking times with explorer Leif Erikson to Iceland’s most famous singer Björk, the small Nordic nation’s contribution to culture is undeniable. Let’s take a look at some famous Icelandic people. Famous...

Summer Festivities in Iceland: Jónsmessa and Midnight Sun

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With summer, comes joy, so they say. I guess that really depends on each individual but when it comes to Iceland, I think that statement is pretty much true. After those long, cold and dark winter days; the sun is here to stay. The nation now has an important reason to celebrate and rejoice! that is why we have...

Top 5 Unique Things in Iceland You Can Experience

Unique Things in Iceland you can experience while traveling in the country
Volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, breathtaking waterfalls ... Iceland itself is so unique that just by visiting it, you will discover the most amazing landscapes and experiences one can have. Yet, there are still many exciting places or aspects of this mystical island that are waiting to be revealed. That is why we chose 5 Unique things in Iceland! This way...

Are These True or False Facts About Iceland or Icelanders?

Facts About Iceland
As Icelander, I have heard many things about my country and about us, most of them have a deep truth but have been exaggerated over the years. I will go through the most known or famous facts and clarify what is true and false facts about Iceland or Icelanders. It is a really cold country That is what most people think...

5 Best Coffee Shops In Reykjavik

Having a warm cup of coffee is a great pleasure for many. Although coffee does have some haters out there, Iceland in general is not one. Icelanders love coffee and coffee shops even more. Due to our weather, they offer a great sheltering place to chat and socialize in a warm and cozy environment. If you can’t go without coffee...

The Unexpected Revival Of Paganism Through Ásatrú In Iceland

Ásatrú In Iceland
This is probably one of those topics I never thought anyone could request. Do not get me wrong, it is not because it is not interesting at all. It is indeed a quite important topic but it has never been very relevant. And when I say relevant, I mean well known to anyone outside Iceland or any Scandinavian country....

Famous Icelandic Desserts – Sugar, Butter And Flour!

Famous Icelandic Desserts
Looking for something sweet? Iceland gastronomy is not only about fish, hot dogs and soups. The sweet part of it, is delicious. Most of the time spiced with cinnamon or cardamom and made with ancient recipes passed from one generation to another. We will talk about different desserts but also sweet treats for tea time or just to have...

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