This Sunday Icelanders will celebrate Fisherman’s Sunday – a day especially dedicated to fishermen in Iceland. Seaman’s Sunday has been celebrated since 1938 to honor the hard work and sacrifices of the Icelandic fisherman.
Seaman’s Sunday is celebrated in fishing towns all over Iceland with sea-related entertainment for the whole family. In a way this is a fun reason for everyone to come together and remember the importance and impact that the fishing industry has had on the Icelandic culture.
In Reykjavík the festival “Festival of the sea” will be held in the old harbor area from Harpa to G...Read more
Two hours driving from Reykjavík, an impressive coast of 90 kilometres long features dramatic cliffs and magnificent sceneries. The Snæfellsnes Peninsula’s decorum has been shaped by volcanic ash and glacier erosion. It is home to a majestic nature and a rich culture. In fact, the communities of Snæfellsnes Peninsula were the first in Europe to receive a certification from Green Globe, an international benchmarking system for sustainable travel and tourism.
According to Google Map, you could go around the peninsula and be back in Reykjavik in less than 8 hours. The reality is that you will mo...Read more
When Iceland was first settled, back in the 9th century, the only native land mammal was the Arctic Fox. They came to the island at the end of the ice age, when frozen water was connecting Iceland with North America. The settlers were the ones bringing all the other Icelandic domestic breeds.
Due to the island’s geographic isolation, most of the breeds have remained unchanged since. The Icelandic horse is a well-known example of this and of course the farmers best friend, the Icelandic sheepdog.
These both amiable and furry creatures first came to Iceland with the Nordic Vikings, the origi...Read more