Archive: November, 2011

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THE DAY OF ICELANDIC MUSIC

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the ‘Day of Icelandic Language’ without  realising there is also a ‘Day of Icelandic Music’ (dagur íslenskrar tónlistar) – tomorrow, December 1. So if you happen to be in Iceland this week, tune your radio to any station at all at 11.15 am tomorrow, and you will hear […]


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WINTER ARRIVES IN REYKJAVIK!

Ok, so snow in Iceland may not seem like breaking news, but winter has been decidedly un-wintery in the capital until now. I’m not complaining about warm weather, but it’s lovely to have snow at last, especially in the lead up to Christmas.


City of Reykjavik has launched a project to help visitors and locals connect.

Christmas in Reykjavik

Christmas has arrived in Reykjavik with shopping, great cafes and cozy atmosphere.


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UNIQUE ICELAND IN 23 MINUTES

It’s impossible to sum up everything Iceland has to offer in the space of a video, but this video does a pretty good job!


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MY TOP 5 ICELANDIC NOVELS

It’s lovely to be able to read books in their original language, but one good thing about reading Icelandic books in translation is that those available in English (and other languages) have been translated precisely because they are either classics, very good, very popular, or all of the above.


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ICELANDIC WOOD CARVING AND NORDIC CHRISTMASWARE

REYKJAVIK ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR The Icelandic Crafts and Design institution (Handverk og Hönnun) often holds exhibitions and fairs that provide a chance to see some of the best of Icelandic craft and design all in one location, often including products that aren’t commonly available in mainstream shops. Last weekend it held just such an […]