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Hiding in plain sight: the other side of Reykjavík harbour. Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

The fifth and final post on things you don’t know you could see in Iceland but totally should: the other side of the Reykjavík harbour. This might sound confusing. After all, Reykjavík harbour is all around downtown and there isn’t much more there than the concert hall Harpa and some piers – well, occasionally Danish warships…

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Hiding in plain sight 2: more than a church. Posted by on May 12, 2014

Continuing my little series of things that may interest a traveler yet are free and within your reach even in the capital city: the area between Hallgrímskirkja and Tjörnin, the ornamental pond downtown. But why see this area in particular? The statue park of Einar Jónsson Continuing your sightseeing route, the museum that hosts art…

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Where the wild vikings are. Posted by on Mar 17, 2014

Icelandic sagas are an unusual feature in Medieval literature for several reasons. The most obvious one is that they mostly take part in Iceland and tell of ordinary people who, although heads of the society of their time, still are little more than rich farmers. There’s an amusing way people describe sagas here in Iceland…

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Beyond the Wall Posted by on Jan 30, 2014

The unique nature of the country may be what comes to mind first when people think of Iceland, and this is certainly the case with film makers searching for beautiful, yet easy to access backgrounds. It’s quite well known that the recent Thor: The Dark World movie had parts that were filmed here, especially since…

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Learning Icelandic vs. speaking Icelandic Posted by on Jan 8, 2014

Hello again and welcome to the year 2014 with the Icelandic blog and Hulda! For January there’ll be a theme again, and this time it’ll be… dun dun duuunnn…  practical learning; Icelandic in the daily life of a language-learner. I will be aiming for installing just a little bit of Icelandic language into your daily…

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Nature in poetry. Posted by on Sep 26, 2013

I’ve come to believe that Icelandic people’s relationship with Icelandic nature is of the strongest kind there is. Logically thinking this is not surprising: just look around to see what I mean. On particularly beautiful mornings I still find it hard to believe that Esjan, the mountain looking over Reykjavík in the north, is real…

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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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