Archive: June, 2012

Beer Selection by Roman Gerasymenko

THE REYKJAVIK SCHOOL OF BEER

With pure Icelandic water as the main ingredient, it’s not surprising that Icelandic beverages have been winning a good few international accolades over the past few years. Brio, which is one of my own favourites, won last years German-style pilsner category at the World Beer Cup. Those who wish to learn more about Icelandic beer, whilst […]


On the way to Ulfljotsvatn by Roman Gerasymenko

AN UNEXPECTED TRIP TO ULFJLOTSVATN

When the sun came out in dazzling style over the weekend, the streets of Reykjavik were suddenly alive with people out to enjoy the lively atmosphere often generated by the welcome rise in temperatures. Normally I’d be right in the thick of it enjoying the activities downtown, but an unexpected invitation led me on a […]


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Inspired by Iceland

With all those wonderful awards from ‘best travel destination’ to ‘world beer cup’ it’s not surprising Iceland has been enjoying the full beam of the media spotlight of late. The latest in a line of accolades bringing the country into focus, was the Gold Lion award won recently in Cannes by the talented team behind […]


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GO SKATEBOARDING DAY IN REYKJAVIK

Every year on the 21st June skateboarders across the world celebrate ‘Go Skateboarding Day‘. In Reykjavik it is tradition for the skateboarders to meet at Hallgrimskirkja church and skate down to Ingolfstorg square. This year competitions were held at the Reykjavik indoor skate park ‘Loftkastalinn’ where many talented skateboarders competed for various titles and prizes. […]


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POSTCARD FROM INSIDE THE VOLCANO

‘Inside the Volcano’ takes you inside Thrihnjukagigur volcano.You descend 120 metres on a lift, just a few people at a time. As we left the surface behind, the inside space reminded me of a tall genie’s bottle, as high as the Statue of Liberty…


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TOM CRUISE FILMING IN ICELAND

  If you’re in the northeast of Iceland over the next few weeks don’t be surprised if you bump into Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, who arrived in the country on June 15th. Scenes for his new film Oblivion are being shot in Hrossaborg – a 10,000 year old crater, shaped like an amphitheater. According to local news […]


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Reykjavik celebrates Icelandic National Day!

Celebrations for Iceland’s National Day are very family friendly, with everything from a street parade and vintage car procession to bouncy castles and puppet shows.