A Brief Overview of Icelandic Flora

A Brief Overview of Icelandic Flora

Text by: Michael Chapman What are some of Iceland’s best-known plant and flower species? Is it possible to go berry picking, and why doesn’t Iceland have any real forests? Read on to find out all there is to know about the colourful bouquet that is Iceland’s natural...
Family Reunion

Family Reunion

Text by: Oddur Sigmunds Báruson I went to a family reunion last weekend. In Iceland, we have loads of them, especially in the summertime. The concept is fairly simple: A large group of people, who all share a common ancestry, meet up somewhere – usually in the...
Danish Days 2019

Danish Days 2019

Text: Samantha Bazely The Danish flag replaced the Icelandic one during one special weekend a year in Stykkisholmur. Houses were decorated with red and white; flags were hung down the street and townspeople prepared for a fun filled week. Danish Days is a festival...
August holidays in Iceland

August holidays in Iceland

I remember growing up feeling like August was the beginning of the end. Summer was starting to wind down, the days are starting to get shorter, and we can’t forget the back to school ads. In Iceland however, August seems to feel like summer is really ramping up!...