Articles

Grassy residences

Grassy residences  Turfhouses were the main type of houses in Iceland until last century. A house built from turf, with stone cladding and/or a wooden frame. T...

Vibrant Culture in Nuuk

Nuuk Art Museum displays the rich artistic history of Greenland’s artists  The Nuuk Art Museum is an integral part of cultural life in Nuuk, as it hosts a p...

Gateway to Greenland

Air Greenland flies to seven Greenland destinations from Iceland Greenland is known for some of the world’s most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes. Tower...

 Siglufjörður

The cultural town of Siglufjörður Siglufjörður, Iceland's northernmost town, which stands by the 7 km long fjord of the same name, just west of Eyjafjörður i...

The psalmist Hallgrímur

The psalmist Hallgrímur Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674) was a priest and Iceland's greatest hymn poet. He is best known for the Passion Psalms, which were f...

Up & rarely down 

  Food is a very large post in the index basket Up & rarely down  Inflation in Iceland for the last twelve months is now 9.3% and continues to ...

Skagafjörðurinn

Skagafjörðurinn Skagafjörður is an exceptionally beautiful county / municipality, the fjord and the settlement. The fjord is from Húnsnes at Skagi to Straumnes...

Hólar in Hjaltadalur

Hólar in Hjaltadalur Hólar in Hjaltadalur in Skagafjörður, is an episcopal seat, a church and a university village. A bishop's chair was placed there in 1106...

Auður’s living hats

Auður's living hats From the exhebition Halda Áfram by Auður in Gallery Port Auður brings life to hats   Gallery Port at Laugavegur 32 makes the ca...

Laufskálarétt

Horses & men Laufskálarétt is the largest horse round-up in the country, not far from the episcopal seat at Hólar in Hjaltadalur, Skagafjörður. It is alw...

Iceland the Glacieal Country

Iceland the Glacieal Country Glaciers cover more than a tenth of Iceland. The largest, by far the largest, is Vatnajökull in the southeast corner of the coun...

Glacier & Geothermal Energy

Glacier & Geothermal Energy Hrafntinnusker is a unique place in Iceland. Hrafntinnusker is the first destination when walking the Laugavegur, the country...

Vífil’s land 

  Vífil's land In 874, Vífill and Karli, slaves of the first settler Ingólfur Arnarson, found his high sea pillars, in a bay under Arnarhóll in Reykjavík....

The poet’s house 

The poet's house  Halldór Laxness (1902-1998) is undoubtedly Iceland's greatest poet of the 20th century. He is the only Icelandic writer to have received th...

Indian summer in September

Indian summer in September The weather has been excellent in the last few days. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga dashed to the city centre tonight with a ca...

Thorvaldsen from Skagafjörður

Thorvaldsen from Skagafjörður The sculptor and artist Bertel Thorvaldsen stands tall in Hljómskálagarður. The greatest artist of the Nordic countries is writ...

On the border

On the border Fossvogsdalur is a great outdoor area on the border between Reykjavík and Kópavogur. The valley that runs east of Fossvogur cove is 2.5 km long...