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6 steps to Icelandic autumn Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

Today is the first of September, which means autumn is nearing. In Iceland summer will still continue for a while, to the 28th October to be exact. That will be the first day of winter, or Skammdegi (= short days), meanwhile feel free to enjoy the end of summer that still lives up to its…

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Icelandic sweater I love you. Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

There are few items of clothing that could ever take the place of lopapeysa, the Icelandic wool sweater, in my heart. Made of Icelandic wool it quickly felts into an all-weather garment that will keep you warm and dry in almost any possible condition, and wearing two on top of each other will easily get you…

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Knit a puffin. Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

Things are not always black and white, not even if you’re a puffin. Quite the contraty in fact – there are many possible colours for puffins and Icelandic has a specific name for each type. The pufflings, pysja (also known as pésja, kofa and lundungi), are almost like adult puffins in colour by the time…

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