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Júlíana Sveinsdóttir

Júlíana Sveinsdóttir Júlíana Sveinsdóttir (31 July 1889 – 1966) was one of Iceland's first female painters and textile artists. Taught initially by promine...

Beyond the mountains

Beyond the mountains Where nature imposes silence Fjallabak means ‘beyond the mountains’ in Icelandic. It’s the name of an old walking route that meanders thr...

Commerce between Iceland and Russia

Commerce between Iceland and Russia – Continuous trade since 1953 Icelanders expanded their fisheries jurisdiction from three miles to four on 15 May 1952. As ...

The Highlands of Iceland

The Highlands of Iceland Photo by Friðþjófur Helgason Nothing in Iceland prepares you for the stark, desolate, raw beauty of the barren upland plateau called...

No Man’s Land

  No Man's Land The title of this extensive exhibition refers to the Icelandic highlands and certain ideas regarding them which Icelanders have long held...

Kristín Jónsdóttir (1888–1959)

Kristín Jónsdóttir, also Kristín Jónsdóttir Stefánsson, (1888–1959) was a pioneering female Icelandic painter. A member of the group of artists who associated w...

Hótel Smyrlabjörg

Hótel Smyrlabjörg The Icelandic Country Hotel Experience Imagine bedding down for the night, under a warm duvet, in the middle of the Icelandic countryside. H...

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...

The oldest relics discovered

Djupivogur in east Iceland very close to Hamarfjörður The oldest relics discovered so far in Iceland are some Roman bronze coins, forged in the years 270-30...

Katla Geopark

Katla Geopark A destination for adventure Katla Geopark includes geological features of global significance. Over 150 volcanic eruptions have been recorded in...

Emilie Dalum

Emilie Dalum Emilie 18.08.-29.10 2018 “Undergoing chemo therapy can be equated with a boxer being knocked out over and over again. Lying on the floor, dizzy ...

ICELANDIC FISHING INDUSTRY

ICELANDIC FISHING INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS The Fishing industry is one of the key industries in Iceland,and directly employs around 7,500 people, or approx. 3.9% ...

Réttir

Réttir – The Yearly Sheep Round-Up! In September the majority of farmers across the country will be herding their sheep from the plateaus of Iceland, which hav...