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08.11.2016
Visit Viðey
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On the capital’s doorstep is an island with a notable history.
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07.11.2016
Tango in Iceland
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If you are one of those people who, when traveling the world, always seek out places to practice tango, then Reykjavík won’t disappoint you.
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25.10.2016
Story of the Relief Stone
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Lausnarsteinn, or a ‘relief stone,’ was used by midwives in Iceland for centuries to relieve the pain of women in labor. It was also thought to help with the delivery and guarantee good health for the mother and child. But what was this magic stone?
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07.10.2016
Women at Sea
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An exhibition on the surprisingly numerous and colorful Icelandic women who through history have worked at sea alongside the men is currently running at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum.
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03.10.2016
Archaeological Find Updates History
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In mid-September, the news went out that a major archaeological find in Iceland suggested the country may have been inhabited as early as the year 800, or 74 years earlier than its official settlement date.
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03.10.2016
River Reveals Viking Relics
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Iceland has dug up some hidden treasures in recent weeks. It all began on September 4 when five goose hunters in Skaftárhreppur, South Iceland, stumbled upon a rare bird.
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19.09.2016
The Big Yellow Bus
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The Icelandic public bus company Strætó (they’re the yellow buses you’ll see in Reykjavík) has in recent years extended its area of service outside the capital area.
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05.09.2016
Boom, Boom, Huh!
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Coach of the Icelandic men’s football team Heimir Hallgrímsson speaks to Zoë Robert about the team’s success at the UEFA European Championship in July, the international spotlight, surprising support from around the world and the road ahead to the Wo...
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05.09.2016
Safe Travels
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For many visitors, driving in Iceland comes with unique conditions and hazards. Zoë Robert offers some advice for your road trip.
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30.08.2016
Northern Pools
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In North Iceland, you have 36 pools to choose from, from Reykir in Hrútafjörður in the North West, to Þórshöfn on Langanes peninsula in the North East.
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30.08.2016
Winter Has Come
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Now that winter has finally arrived, Game of Thrones will return to Iceland.
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15.08.2016
Championing the Local
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Zoë Robert takes a trip to Vestmannaeyjar to visit chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson at his family’s restaurant, Slippurinn, which has been rapidly gaining a following.
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04.08.2016
The Waterfall Trail
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We all thought that the waterfalls in Jökulsá á Fljótsdal glacial river would disappear along with the river in 2004. The hydro-electric power plant in Kárahnjúkar was being built and would presumably use all the water from the river for its turbines...
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04.08.2016
Place to Pet Film Stars
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If your travels take you to Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, you may want to stop by at Iceland’s largest goat breeding farm, Háafell. This is the home of Jóhanna Þorvaldsdóttir and Þorbjörn Oddsson, who have played a large role in reviving the the Icela...
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04.08.2016
Family Fun
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Travelers to Reykjavík often ask where they should take their children. Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park in the city’s green Laugardalur valley is popular among locals and visitors alike. On a sunny day, it’s ideal to spend an entire afternoon in the pa...
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04.07.2016
Star of Steeple Rock
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Everyone who takes Ring Road 1 between Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north passes through Öxnadalur shortly before reaching the destination. Hraundrangi is part of a rugged mountain ridge, looming eerily over green pastures.
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03.04.2016
Colorful Coal Yard
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In a building in downtown Reykjavík, noted for its impressive, colorful mural by Gerður Helgadóttir, Iceland’s only flea market is to be found.
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