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The Warmth of Iceland

The Warmth of Iceland All-Icelandic wool products from Varma One might wonder how Icelanders have kept warm through the years on a seemingly barren arctic i...

A MULTINATIONAL TAPESTRY

A MULTINATIONAL TAPESTRY A long, artistic Icelandic story of intrigue and love Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland is not only the gateway to Iceland’s volcanic wi...

A Hike OF A Lifetime

  A Hike OF A Lifetime Útivist takes you on trip through spectarcular beauty With the opening of the Sveinstindur Útivist cabin as well as the Skælinga...

Östergötlands County

Östergötlands County (E) Population (2001): 411 372 Area: 10 562 km2 Östergötland County comprises 13 municipalities: Boxholm, Finspáng, Kinda, Linköping,...

Blekinge County

Blekinge County (K) Population (2001): 150 374 Area: 2 941 km2   Karlskrona Kungsholms Fort har vaktat inloppet till Karlskrona sedan 1680. Fortet k...

Hekla

Hekla Hekla, (1,491 m) the most famous volcano in Iceland and one of the best-known volcanoes in the world and has been active for thousands of years. The mo...

A Direct Contact to the Country

Erpsstaðir - Artisanal Dairy Production A Direct Contact to the Country Given Icelanders’ affinity for dairy products you’d be surprised by the relatively sho...

Heavenly Hveragerði

Heavenly Hveragerði Skyrgerðin is a charming guesthouse and cozy bistro in the heart of south Iceland. Hveragerði is a charming town and a hidden gem in ...

The Islander and the Bear

The Islander and the Bear On the island of Grimsey it happened one winter that the fire died, so that none could be lit in any farmhouse there. The weather was...

The ancient history of China

The ancient history of China About two million years ago at the latest, the ancestors of the Chinese nation had already dwelled and procreated in the vast land...

Some of Everything and Some Unique

Iceland’s Hub Reykjanes: Some of Everything and Some Unique The Blue Lagoon is famous worldwide for its warm, healing waters. It’s one of the ‘must visits...

Local history and museums

Local history and museums A rich heritage is found in Húsavík in North Iceland Settlement and adoption of Christianity The Swedish explorer Garðar Svav...

EGILSSTAÐIR

EGILSSTAÐIR The first house in Egilsstaðir was built in 1944, and the town has grown steadily since that time. Today, it is a thriving center with an economy...

VÍK í MÝRDAL

VÍK í MÝRDAL Vík has been a trading post since 1887. The natural surroundings in Vik are quite beautiful and the climate is relatively mild. The birdlife is ...

The Serpent of Lagarfljót

The Serpent of Lagarfljót In east Iceland the Ring Road leads over Breiðdalsheiði heath and down into Skriðdalur, heading for the Fljótsdalur district. The low...

The History of Sweden

The History of Sweden Alf Aber professor of History Agriculture begins About 6,000 years ago agriculture came to Sweden. A new religion came to the country. T...