Holidays in Iceland

Laufabrauð, Iceland christmas tradition

Laufabrauð: The Unique Icelandic Christmas-bread

In centuries past, the average Icelander seldom saw wheat to bake bread. Wheat was an imported good, and rarely so, only the wealthiest families had access to this simple ingredient. So, before Christmas, most people made the so-called laufabrauð (leaf-bread). … Read More

The postbox at the little Christmas shop

5 Christmas Activities in Reykjavík You Don’t Want to Miss

The holidays are always a special time of year, but there’s no place that makes the season brighter than Iceland. Even though Winter days are long and dark, the abundance of Christmas activities and holiday cheer will light up the … Read More

The Christmas beer season is here!

December is a time to celebrate, not just spending time with your family and wishing for peace on earth. It is also the Christmas beer season which many Icelanders wait for in anticipation. Since the beer was allowed in Iceland … Read More

Opening hours in Reykjavik during the holidays

Spending the holiday season in the northernmost capital in the world is something we think everyone should try. Christmas – or jól as it is called in Icelandic – is during the year’s shortest days. The sun just about manages … Read More

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

Christmas in Iceland an online walking tour

Christmas in Iceland – Online Walking Tour

Christmas in Iceland – Online Walking Tour of Reykjavik This Christmas join Your Friend in Reykjavik, Valur for an online walking tour of downtown Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.    We are going to be walking through the Christmas lit … Read More

hot springs in Iceland

Blue Lagoon is not the only hot springs in Iceland

As you plan your Iceland trip itinerary, you’ll probably find Blue Lagoon recommended as a “must go”. Gorgeous blue waters, mineral-rich water and mud, and serene natural beauty await every visit. Blue Lagoon is a beautiful spot, but there are … Read More

The beautiful Sun Voyager or Sólfarið by the Reykjavik harbor

Visiting Iceland in December

Every time is an excellent time to visit Iceland, but December is especially special. We have the Northern Lights, ideal wintry landscapes, and 13 Santas to celebrate Christmas! Whether you venture out around the island or explore in and around … Read MoreRead More

The Icelandic Christmas cat eats the children who don't get new clothes during Christmas

Christmas in Iceland with 13 Santas and a Christmas Cat!

He’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town. In the case of Iceland, there are not one but 13 Santas who checkout which children behave and who not.   The Yuletide season is full … Read MoreRead 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