With our small population and mountainous terrain we don’t have a huge about of roads in Iceland, but the ones we do have are epic. Sweeping landscapes, tunnels through mountains, and glorious waterfalls litter the country, and one of the best ways to see them is on the iconic Route 1, Iceland’s ring road.
Why is Iceland called Iceland? Why is Greenland called Greenland? Depressed Vikings and medieval sales talk!
Why is Iceland called Iceland when it’s green….and Greenland called Greenland when it is icy? Ancient branding and a depressed viking. Read more here.
Diamond Beach is many tourists top Icelandic destination when they visit our shores, and for good reason. It is so far from anything they have at home, it’s hard to even comprehend what is being seen. The black sand beach is scattered with clear, often blue tinted icebergs of varying sizes, sparkling in the sunshine.
When you pack for Iceland you’ll probably have a look at our weather forecasts…truthfully it’s better to go by the old adage, ‘If you don’t
The word ‘Konudagur’ was first used in the 1800s, and nowadays it is celebrated in a similar way to Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, with people taking time to appreciate the women in their lives. Often they will be brought flowers, cooked dinner, and generally pampered.
On Monday we had Bolludagur, when kids spank their parents to get delicious cream filled buns. Then, on Tuesday, the last day before Lent we
You can buy buns from every bakery in the country, but the traditional way is to earn it. Children have a small stick with coloured paper on the end – called a bolluvöndur – and they spank their parents with it whilst shouting “Bolla! bolla! bolla!” Which means “Buns! Buns! Buns!”