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Culture

Culture related affairs from the Icelandic Times magazine

Vestrahorn

Stokksnes and Vestrahorn One of the first settlement farms in Iceland was Horn, built by Hrollaugur Earl of Møre in Norway. The municipality Hornafjörður and s...

Hvalneskirkja

Hvalneskirkja Approximately 6 km from Sandgerdi is the church of Hvalneskirkja. The church was built out of stone in 1887, and one of Iceland's most cherished ...

Reykjanes peninsula

  Reykjanes peninsula photo: FRIÐÞJÓFUR HELGASON You could spend your whole holiday on the Reykjanes peninsula. Stand on the bridge spanning the continen...

Reykjanes peninsula

Reykjanes peninsula Photo: Friðþjófur Helgason You could spend your whole holiday on the Reykjanes peninsula. Stand on the bridge spanning the continents. Tak...

Reykjavik and Vicinity

Reykjavik (smokey bay) is one of the many place names in Iceland containing the element reyk from reykur (smoke). The “smoke” the first settlers saw on sighting...

Vikings and Settlement

At the time when the Irish had discovered Iceland and started regular sailings there, boatbuilding and skill in navigation were also developing on the west coas...

Iceland Discovered

It will forever remain unknown who was the first man to step on the shores of the island in the North Atlantic now called Iceland. It is, however, well known th...

A Fairy-Tale Home

A Fairy-Tale Home Petra´s Stone & Mineral Collection In the tiny town of Stöðvarfjörður in East Iceland, a young girl named Petra began collecting stone...

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær Open Air Museum Sunday August 27  13:00-16:00 A busy day at the farm On Sunday August 27 the attention will be focused on the rural society of day...

On Horseback in Skagafjordur

On Horseback in Skagafjordur In Skagafjordur, everyone can find a horse-riding trip suited to their ability. You can rent a horse for short trips, multi-day e...

Perlan Museum

  Perlan Museum – Wonders of Iceland A must-visit for any tourist, not only for the world-class museum but also for its incredible architecture, amazing ...

Award-Winning West Fjords

Award-Winning West Fjords The most famous unknown place in Iceland It was for good reasons that the ‘Lonely Planet’ guide put this area in its list of the...

The Westfjords

The Westfjords are stunning, an array of beautiful fjords and steep mountains which are both grand and majestic. This area has a very small human population but...

Wildlife at Ísafjarðardjúp

Wildlife at Ísafjarðardjúp Ísafjarðardjúp bay is often referred to as the “gold coffin” because of its rich fishing grounds and abundance of seabirds. D...

Fun for the whole family!

Fun for the whole family! On this tour, we will go to Iceland’s largest natural lava cave that is located in West Iceland. We will drive from Reykjavík thr...