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A house called The House. Posted by on Aug 31, 2013

The House of Eyrarbakki, Húsið á Eyrarbakka, was among our must-stop list during the camping trip. I’ve already described how Icelanders typically lived (link), but this example is exceptional because the house in question used to belong to a very wealthy family. Of course it pales in comparison to many, larger and fancier houses all…

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Menningarnótt, it’s a town-sized party! Posted by on Aug 28, 2013

A little bit of rain does not keep an Icelander from partying downtown whenever the occasion arises. It drizzled lightly the whole day of Menningarnótt (= culture night) and possibly into the evening as well, but Reykjavík downtown was as packed as it could be. No wonder, since Menningarnótt is much awaited for each summer…

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Find your Icelandic name! Posted by on Aug 19, 2013

The title may sound like a meme generator but not a long time ago you really would have had to find one for yourself if you planned on moving to Iceland. This country still has a set of the strictest naming rules in the world, but did you know that until the year 1995 a…

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Gay Pride 2013 in Reykjavík. Posted by on Aug 14, 2013

Hulda reporting from the 2013 Reykjavík Gay Pride parade! In Iceland it has cemented its place as one of the main parties of the year and it draws almost the whole population of the island to the two biggest cities, Akureyri and Reykjavík. There’ll be lots of photos in this entry so be prepared. 🙂…

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