Blog on Iceland

How sustainable is South Iceland?

How sustainable is South Iceland?

Students from Understand Iceland have been using South Iceland as a classroom in sustainable studies. But how sustainable is South Iceland really? Iceland is known to be one of the greenest countries in the world. With its abundant renewable energy soucres 100% of the...

The Icelandic Yule Lads and family

The Icelandic Yule Lads and family

In Iceland we have a very disfunctional Christmas family living in the moutains. Who are the Icelandic Yule Lads, why is their mother so evil and what is the deal with the Christmas cat? In Iceland there is no Santa Claus, instead we have 13 mischievous, half trolls...

Þorrablót – Mid winter festival

Þorrablót – Mid winter festival

Bóndadagur - The day of the husband is coming up. It marks the beginning of the Þorri month, the old traditional viking month for January-February.  Bóndadagur is always on the friday of the 13th week of the winter, so in year 2020 it is on 24th of January.  It means...