Posts by Jane
There’s a lot on in Reykjavik today, from the arrival of Yuletide Lad Gully Gawk, to a St Lucia procession, to a performance by the renowned Reykjavik Wind Quintet.
Sunday Times readers recently voted Iceland “Best Adventure Travel Destination” but if you’re reading this news with a sense of déjà-vu, it could be because Iceland was also voted “Best in Travel 2012” in Lonely Planet’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and was among the National Geographic Travellers’ pick of “Best of the World 2012”. And [...]
In just one week, Iceland’s Yuletide lads will start coming down from the mountains to cause mischief in all Icelandic homes. I’ll keep you posted as each arrives, but if you’re visiting Reykjavik before then you can see some of these Christmas creatures in various places around town – and if you note the location [...]
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 [...]