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The Icelandic eruption that shook the world!

The Skaftáreldar eruptions, one of the greatest volcanic events in Icelandic history, took place from 1783 to 1784. Originating from Lakagígar, a spectacular row of craters stretching over 29 kilometers, these eruptions are remembered not only for their sheer magnitude but also for their profound impact on the world.

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Navigating the Seasons: Your Guide to Summer in Iceland

We can officially say summer is here, but in general, summer happens in phases in Iceland. Our seasons are not typical: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Instead, we have the first day of summer, followed by the third winter, first spring, fourth winter, second spring, fifth winter, second spring again, false summer, sixth winter, sprummer (a mix of spring and summer), summer-ish, first fall, last summer, second fall, first winter, third fall, second winter, and third fall. Did you manage to follow our complicated season system? No worries, we don’t either!

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17 Júní 2024, 80 years of independence!

This year marks 80 years since Iceland officially gained it´s independence from Denmark, Icelander´s National Day, June 17, is celebrated every year to celebrate the establishment of a republic in this country in 1944. This day is also the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), our very own independence hero. So, this day is very special for us in Iceland!

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Welcome to Reykjavik in June: Experience the Magic of the Midnight Sun!

We are thrilled to have you with us during your stay in Reykjavik this June. The city has a lot to offer for its visitors and locals alike, and we’d like to keep you informed so you can make the best of your time here with us. June is one of the most enchanting times to visit Iceland, thanks to the long days and the energy of summer festivals.

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TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice Awards 2024

We’re thrilled to share some amazing news with you— our hotels have snagged the prestigious Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award for 2024! This is a huge deal for us, and we couldn’t have done it without our fantastic guests.

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5 quirky coffee houses to visit in Reykjavik

In Iceland, visiting a coffee house, or 'Kaffihús', is more than a pastime—it's a cherished tradition. Icelanders delight in discovering inventive new ways to savor their coffee and tea. Whether you're looking to spark your creativity or simply share a laugh, Reykjavik's city center offers a vibrant selection of quirky coffee houses. Here are five unique spots that promise to enrich your experience and perhaps even surprise you.

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Mottumars: Highlighting Men's Cancer Awareness in Iceland

Since its inception in 2008, Moustache March has become a crucial initiative in Iceland, focusing on educating men about cancer and fundraising for cancer research. This movement mirrors the dedication of October to women's cancer awareness with the pink ribbon campaign. In Iceland, over 7,600 men are living with a cancer diagnosis, and a third of all men will face cancer at some point in their lives. Early detection significantly improves treatment options and survival rates, emphasizing the importance of awareness and education.

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5 Very Icelandic Foods Easily Found in Supermarkets

Icelandic food culture is often strange and sometimes downright worrying, that is maybe not surprising when it evolved on an isolated island in the middle of the Atlantic. Icelandic food is essentially survival food in the sense of how will I survive the winter and or the next eruption? 1200 years later here we still are thanks to these superfoods. If you want to experience this food for yourself then here we have 5 Icelandic foods you can easily find in any supermarket to try while you´re visiting or to bring home to torture your loved ones with.

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