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Rainbow over the Sunvoyager

Visiting Iceland as an LGBTQ+ person

Iceland is LGBTQ Friendly  At first glance Iceland might not seem the obvious choice for LGBTQ+ travelers- you never hear about a Reykjavik queer district, and Iceland’s beaches are more known for their volcanic sand than Speedo wearing gay men. … Read More

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Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager

Sólfarið – The Sun Voyager

Hi there!  I’m Valur, Your Friend In Reykjavik, and today I want to talk to you about the history behind Sólfarið or The Sun Voyager.  Artist Jon Gunnar Arnason made this sculpture, and it’s located down by the seafront here … Read More

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Brennivin: the Icelandic’s distinctive spirit.

Brennivin – The Black Death of Iceland

What is Brennivin – The Black Death? Brennivin, better known as “Black Death”, is the Icelandic’s distinctive spirit. It was created from the “aquavits” introduced by Danish merchants in Iceland in the 17th Century. The exact translation for Brennivin is … Read More

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Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja: A tribute to all that is Iceland

At over 70m high, you can see the majestic Hallgrímskirkja from almost anywhere in Reykjavik, and a little beyond. Dedicated to our most influential poet and pastor, Hallgrímur Pétursson, this church is a national monument that is a definite must-see … Read More

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Having a delicious Icelandic Hot dog

Ordering Icelandic Hot dogs

Ordering the Icelandic Hot Dog to your home The Icelandic Hot Dog plays a significant role in Icelandic gastronomy along with the fancy arctic delicatessen and seafood. For this reason, I understand why you fell in love with the Icelandic … Read More

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The waver thin Icelandic Pancakes

Icelandic Pancakes recipe

Hilda’s family recipe for Icelandic Pancakes My Amma (grandma) had 16 grandchildren and I do not even know how many great-grandchildren. When I had children and they had birthdays I said to her, please do not go running around town … Read More

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Parmesan breaded fish

Parmesan breaded fish

Haddock or Cod in Parmesan bread This is a perfect dish for weekdays in Iceland, you can use any whitefish to make it but our favorite is either Cod or Haddock. The ingredients to fish in bread 700 gr (25 … Read More

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Cheers from the Reykjavik Beer Tour

Visit Reykjavik for the Unique Þorri Midwinter Feast!

You may think January is the first month of the year, but, if you visit Reykjavik now, you will see we also recognize that this is the fourth month of winter. If you follow the old Norse calendar, the end … Read More

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Visit Iceland in July

Visit Iceland in July

Summertime is a wonderful time to visit Iceland. July in particular, is a lovely time to plan a holiday to our little island. Music festivals from traditional to experimental across the country. Long, warm days to frolic in nature. And, … Read More

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