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Crash course in Icelandic glaciers

10% of the country is covered in glaciers. Some Icelandic glaciers are melting at rapid speed, so you better hurry and get a peek at the wonder.         One of the things Iceland is known for are the glaciers. It is one of the  most popular to tourists sceneries. The Icelandic glaciers make [...]

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The Icelandic language

The Icelandic language. Since the early nineteenth century, language purism has been the linguistic policy in the country. Instead of adopting foreign words for new concepts, new words (neologisms) are coined or old words revived and given a new meaning. Neologisms are most often formed by joining existing words or parts of words together in a new [...]

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How the refrigerator destroyed a whole business segment and other similar tales of creative destruction

In the times before the refrigerator, there was a lot of money to be made in Iceland when ships were built to transport ice from the north, to Europe, so that food and drinks could be cool in the summer time. With the invention of the refrigerator, a lot of jobs became obsolete so the [...]

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In July – LungA art festival in Seyðisfjörður

LungA art festival is each July, held in Seyðisfjörður. It’s a great festival to meet the artsy people from around Iceland. The festival attracts a lot of young creative adults. All guests can attend in workshops, dance at concerts, see exhibitions and a fashion show. Art comes in many forms and this can be seen at [...]

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In August – Summer in Selfoss Festival

The town Selfoss holds a festival each year in early August called ‘Summer in Selfoss’. The festival involves performances by musicians and magicians on a stage, selling  of homemade goods on small stalls, bonfire in the evening and a free fireworks show. The locals decorate their gardens with ribbons which makes the town very festive. Occasionally a [...]

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What do Icelanders eat?

Nowadays, Icelanders mainly eat the typical ‘Western-food’, including dishes from the Italian, French and Asian kitchen. There are some minor differences though, compared to other Nordic countries, so what do Icelanders eat differently? Icelanders eat more fish and lamb and the food tends to have a slightly more salty taste than you would find in [...]

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