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Culture related affairs from the Icelandic Times magazine

History Brought to Life

History Brought to Life Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Centre Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), Iceland’s best known Saga writer and scholar wrote such fa...

North Iceland

North Iceland by Friðþjófur Helgason Summer in the North is characterised by the midnight sun. You can play golf, go seal and whale watching, horse riding, hik...

Krafla

Krafla is a caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Its highest peak reaches up to 818 ...

Öræfasveit

Öræfasveit - Photo by Friðþjófur Helgason Öræfasveit is sometimes said to offer both the best and the worst that the Icelandic climate can offer. Skaftafell ha...

East Iceland

East Iceland - Photo by Friðþjófur Helgason Bakkafjordur Bakkafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Tiny, tight-knit communities extend a warm welcome here. A well-...

Borea Adventures

Borea Adventures. Borea Adventures is a small adventure company based in Ísafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. The company is owned and operated by peop...

East Iceland a hiking haven

East Iceland  a hiking haven East Iceland is a magnificent wonderland where hikers, wanderers, bird-watchers, kayakers and nature lovers find everything their...

The Gateway to East Iceland

The Gateway to East Iceland Forget Reykjavik! Djúpivogur is the Real Iceland For the last 20 years or so, the population of many small towns and villages ...

The Reindeer Centre

The Reindeer Centre and Guesthouse of East Iceland At Skjöldólfsstaðir in Jökuldalur, East Iceland, in a building that used to be the schoolhouse for the a...

Iceland at Your Fingertips

Iceland at Your Fingertips Just a few years ago, Iceland was called ‘Europe’s Best Kept Secret’ but now the word is out and visitors from across the globe are ...

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...

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...

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...

Skálholt

Skálholt was, through eight centuries, one of the most important places in Iceland. From 1056 until 1785, it was one of Iceland's two episcopal sees, along with...