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The Icelandic Yule Lads and their dysfunctional Christmas family

The Icelandic Yule Lads and their dysfunctional Christmas family

In Iceland we have a very disfunctional Christmas family living in the moutains. Who are the 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 called Yule...

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...

Is there a wrong way and a right way to travel in Iceland?

Is there a wrong way and a right way to travel in Iceland?

Is there a wrong way and a right way to travel in Iceland? A new article in Bloomberg suggests so.   If there is a "wrong way", what is the "right way"? Bloombergs article suggests that by following everything Instagram shows you, stopping at the famous "selfie...