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Archive for February, 2016

5 points to reading Icelanders right. Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

As more and more tourists pour in run-ins with the local habits and culture are inevitable. One of the big issues I’ve seen foreigners take with Iceland is rudeness, or what’s perceived as rude. I say “perceived” because in many occasions I find the real problem is a culture shock rather than any real…

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Tourists shaping Iceland Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

Actions cause reactions. Now that tourists getting themselves deliberately in danger has finally exploded in the media things are being changed to solve the problems recklessness causes – but what kind of changes are taking place and how may they affect your future traveling experience in Iceland? (In case you missed last week’s entry Don’t Die at…

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Don’t die at Reynisfjara. Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

At the south point of Iceland, at the little town of Vík í Mýrdal, spreads Reynisfjara, an amazing black sand beach that includes the famous Reynisdrangar stone pillars and a huge basalt column cliff Garðar. It’s easy to reach, just a few hours drive south from Reykjavík along Ring Road 1, and one of the most…

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Celebrating bolla-pastries. Posted by on Feb 4, 2016

BOLLA BOLLA BOLLA BOLLA! This is what many parents of small children will shortly hear screamed happily at them while they get beaten up with colourful, decorative wands. Bolludagur, the Day of Bolla (bolla = Icelandic version of choux pastries) is almost here. This year it will be celebrated on the 8th February and the…

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