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Réttir - Sheep Round-Up

Réttir - Sheep Round-Up

What to expect when going to Réttir – annual sheep round-up in Iceland Iceland’s annual sheep round-up is one of the country’s oldest traditions and it takes place in the fall of each year. It’s the time when farmers herd their sheep from the highlands back to the shelter of their farm for the wint…
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Icelandic Design

Icelandic Design

Icelandic design is having a moment. While still a relatively young industry in Iceland the last few years have seen an incredible growth in all areas of design, with young designers finding success both at home and out in the world. A lot of these designers draw inspiration from the magnificent I…
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – how to buy ice cream in Iceland!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – how to buy ice cream in Iceland!

It may come as a surprise, but in Iceland we eat ice cream all year round, in any weather and at any time of day. My guess is that you have eaten an ice cream or two in your lifetime. Buying an ice cream isn‘t complicated, you choose your flavour, in a cup or in a cone, sorbet or frozen yogurt, sun…
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Salt in Iceland: From scarcity to specialty

Salt in Iceland: From scarcity to specialty

When you visit Iceland – what you’ll find a lot of now in the local gift stores and gourmet shops are salts of all kinds, blueberry, arctic herbs, smoked, rhubarb and black sand salt to name just a few.  So what’s with the salt, is it a local speciality and is the Icelandic salt particularly good?…
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Into and Above the Glacier

Into and Above the Glacier

Snowmobile tour to the top of Langjökull glacier and then descend into the depths of a glacial ice tunnel.
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