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A genuine Icelandic Farm experience

A genuine Icelandic Farm experience

In Skagafjörður (North West Iceland), three farmers recently created a program called The Icelandic Farm Animals, which invites visitors to immerse themselves in daily life on a farm. Evelyn Ýr, Eydís and Sigrún are living next to each other and all working with different animals (horse, sheep, goat), therefore they decided to take advantage of their complementarity. “It has been great working together, we share knowledge, thoughts, compare our visions of things, and at the end great ideas emerge out.” explains Sigrún.

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Visiting Reykjavík, Iceland for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Visiting Reykjavík, Iceland for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

I’ve gathered information, basic tips, links and more for travelers visiting Iceland over this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you haven’t already planned a trip, then keep on reading and you might end up booking a trip for next year. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if I recommend visiting Iceland during summer or winter. There is no simple answer to the question as both seasons offer great opportunities for travelers. However, December is one of my favorite months and I believe December in Iceland is magical! December is the darkest month of the year in Iceland, with only 4-5 hours of daylight each day. The Winter Solstice is December 21st, with daylight of just over four hours. 

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Kol restaurant, Reykjavik

Kol restaurant, Reykjavik

KOL restaurant is among the top restaurants in Reykjavík Iceland. It's been around since early 2014 and already made it's mark with local & foreign foodies. The environment is pretty classy and trendy, the staff is friendly, and the decor is beautiful! It's a perfect dining place when celebrating e.g. a birthday, honeymoon or a night on the town with friends. The Restaurant is situated at Skólavörðustígur 40 in Reykjavík. The design concept is a mixture of warm modern Icelandic feel with international touch wherein furniture of designer Tom Dixon play the main role. 

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Vegamót restaurant, Reykjavik

Vegamót restaurant, Reykjavik

"The all in one bar restaurant", Vegamót, is an elegant but casual two floor restaurant, located in the heart of Reykjavik. 

Vegamót has it all – a relaxed cafe atmosphere, a diverse and a great value restaurant menu. So whether you're looking for a laidback taste of downtown Reykjavik, a cosy meal, or a mouth-watering cocktail – there's no better place to be. For years Vegamót has been a restaurant choice for Icelanders and still today it's a popular spot for locals to dine! 

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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - South Iceland

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - South Iceland

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is a place where you can visit and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. The baths vary in depth, size and temperature and the steam rooms that have been built over natural hot springs that has been used in this purpose since 1929. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn (1hr from Reykjavik) and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna and the pools. Tip: Make sure if your driving the Golden Circle, to add Fontana Spa on the list (perfect stop in the middle of the drive, same route, map).

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Learn Icelandic Vol. 3

Learn Icelandic Vol. 3

Hello, again language lovers!

It is definitely time for an update. I spent two months in Iceland and it is time to share a little more of what I learned. My skill level is still pretty low, picked up a few words and usually guessed the topic of the conversation from the from the context. 

Written by Laura Hundersmarck

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Yule Lads - The 13 Santa Clauses from Iceland

Yule Lads - The 13 Santa Clauses from Iceland

The Icelandic Yule Lads have little resemblance to the famous Santa Claus. The Icelandic Yule Lads are descended from trolls and their original role was to strike fear in the hearts of children. The thirteen brothers are the sons of two of the most hideous ogres ever known in Iceland, Grýla and Leppalúði. Follow the journey of the Yule Lads brothers with Tiny Iceland. There is no doubt that most children would have wanted to avoid the Icelandic Yule Lads in the old days, since they were used by parents to frighten their children into behaving – just as Grýla and Leppalúði are used for today.

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