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IT’S BUN DAY!

On Bolludagur, or Bun Day, Icelandic children wake early to hit their parents with a ‘bun bat’ yelling “Bun! Bun! Bun!”


Lights display at Hallgrimskirkja tonight, part of the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival

REYKJAVIK WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL

Hallgrimskirkja on fire, swimming and skiing to music, Peter and the Wolf, a Lego wonderland, Voices Off photo exhibition – it’s all on at the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival.


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THE ICELANDIC WINTER SECRET IS OUT!

A record number of travellers came to Iceland in January to enjoy the snow, skiing, northern lights and other Icelandic winter delights.


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A WINTER TRIP TO THE EINAR JONSSON SCULPTURE GARDEN

The Einar Jónsson Museum’s Sculpture Garden is always a magical place to visit, even covered in snow as it is right now.


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REYKJAVIK’S DARK MUSIC DAYS FESTIVAL OPENS TONIGHT

The annual Dark Music Days Festival kicks off tonight with an opening ceremony and live broadcast radio concert followed by the Opening Concert at Harpa.


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A SHORT GLOSSARY OF ICELANDIC THORRA-GROCERIES

From singed head of lamb to sour whale, here’s a short guide to Icelandic Thorrablót delicacies.


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A DAY FOR FLOWERS IN ICELAND

Singed lamb heads, cured ram’s testicles, blood pudding – or a bouquet of roses? It’s all part of a modern-day Bóndadagur here in Iceland.


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‘YOUR COUNTRY DOESN’T EXIST’

Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson represented Iceland at the 54th Venice Biennale. Their exhibition Under Deconstruction is now at the National Gallery of Iceland until February 19.


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WHEN ICELAND IS ICE-LAND

When Iceland lives up to its icy name, dress up and enjoy! Wintery weather in Reykjavik won’t keep you indoors for long…


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THE FIREWORKS CONTINUE IN REYKJAVIK!

After seeing in the New Year with a bang, Reykjavik continues to celebrate light with bonfires and more fireworks tonight.


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