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Archive for May, 2016

Four kinds of dreaming. Posted by on May 26, 2016

In Icelandic fairy tale tradition dreams are given an especially important part in how they affect and shape people’s lives. In old stories and legends gods and elves visit people in the dreaming, explaining dreams has been a valued skill all the way from the settlement era and people have for a long time believed…

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Icelandic national dress. Posted by on May 19, 2016

Icelandic national dress, þjóðbúningur, has a long, long history and each of them is a work of art. Made of wool, richly embroidered and decorated with a great amount of jewellery the dresses are often family treasures, given to the next generation or borrowed for a relative for important occasions such as graduation or the Independence…

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Many colours of Icelandic horse. Posted by on May 12, 2016

Nothing says summer like an Icelandic horse that no longer looks like a shaggy plush toy! Icelandic horses are a hardy breed and can survive outdoors through the year because they grow long winter fur, which they then shed when the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer. The Icelandic horses come in hundreds of…

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4 dangers of driving in Iceland. Posted by on May 5, 2016

Summer is on its way and along with it lots of people who plan to travel to Iceland. Some stay in Reykjavík and its close surroundings while others may want to explore the country further. Renting a car is the easiest and the most convenient way of traveling around and getting the know Iceland better,…

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