Author Archives: Valur S

Traditional food in Iceland - Plokkfiskur

Traditional food in Iceland – Plokkfiskur

Traditional Food In Iceland – Plokkfiskur I remember it fondly that Plokkfiskur or Fish stew was one of the things I frequently had when growing up. Being raised in a small fishing village, of course, helped with the constant supply … Read More

A traditional Lopapeysa sweater from Iceland

The Icelandic Lopapeysa sweater

The special Lopapeysa sweater and the Icelandic sheep wool Words by Ester, one of the expert local guides of Your Friend In Reykjavik The Icelandic sheep The Icelandic sheep is a separate breed, brought by the Vikings from Norway more than 1100 … Read More

The legendary work of J.R.R. Tolkien

Norse mythology and Icelandic folktales inspired Tolkien

Norse mythology and Icelandic folktales inspired Tolkien Have you read or seen The Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit? Then you  want to hear about Norse mythology and Icelandic folktales Words by Snædís, one of the expert local guides … Read More

Best Coffee places in downtown Reykjavik

We LOVE coffee It is safe to say people in Iceland love coffee and we don’t need no Starbucks to drink alot of the black stuff! We are always in the top three seats Per capita in coffee consumption. Maybe … Read More

You should try the lamb while in Iceland

Ten Top Restaurants in Reykjavik

Ten constantly excellent restaurants in Downtown Reykjavik Iceland’s beauty is unparalleled. From fiery, active volcanoes, sparkling waterfalls, rugged mountain cliffs to the beautiful northern lights dancing in the sky, and the capital city of Reykjavik is nothing short of mesmerizing … Read More

Opening hours during the holidays 2019

Icelanders sure like their Christmas time and it’s considered a “holy” time to spend with your family and friends.  As you see below alot of businesses are closed on the 25th of December. Hope it helps you if you are … Read More