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What You Need to Know About Icelandic Cuisine

When most tourists think of Icelandic cuisine, they tend to picture the country’s slightly less appetizing foods. There’s the rotten shark, which Anthony Bourdain claimed was one of the worst things he’d ever eaten, as well as boiled sheep’s head, and Brennivin, a liquor affectionately nicknamed the “black death.” Hungry yet? While these traditional foods make …

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The Splendours of Southern Iceland

I wave farewell to sunny Akureyri as I fly south to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. I’m aware the weather is greyer and wetter there and wonder if I’ll need my rain suit. Its late September, after all. Sure enough it’s raining as I land, and clouds darken when I reach my hotel. Perhaps my good fortune has …

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Northern Iceland is Hot, Hot, Hot!

The land steams. Volcanoes erupt. Earthquakes rumble. Mud boils. Geysers gush. And, water at 100C to 200C (212F to 392F) pours right out of the earth. Iceland is the only landmass that straddles the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Their junction is called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that runs north-south splitting Iceland in two. The geology …

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Reykjavik’s Cool 101 Hotel

Iceland is listed as one of the top 10 places on the planet to spend your Christmas holiday – and for good reason. In Iceland you will find chic Santas, grannies downing vodka, the absolute best Christmas markets, and so much more. The capital, Reykjavík, has been described as a young, daring city that feels like a cosmopolitan European center as …

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Iceland Tourist Information

With a population of just 325,000, Iceland is one of the most unique nations in the world, providing a diversity of attractions for the traveler. The geological wonders of this island nation are never ending, while the capital city, Reykjavik, is known for its carefree and intellectual nature as well as its first class infrastructure and …

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Experience Iceland by Horseback

  Iceland is a refreshingly unconventional  eco-destination that you may just want to experience by horseback. This island nation is bustling with subterranean activity, and a boundless supply of geothermal heat used for thermal spas, cheap house-heating and natural energy creation. Iceland is the world’s second biggest user of geothermal energy, producing as much as the United States. …

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Reykjavik Dining and Drinking Guide

  For a small city of only about 200,000 people, Reykjavik has a disproportionately large number of restaurants and bars. You’ll find the classics of Icelandic cuisines, new twists on local traditions, and international dishes from places like India, Nepal, Mexico, Spain, China, Japan, and Italy. Dining in Reykjavik can be expensive, with entrees at the …

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Outdoor Adventures in Iceland

  Iceland’s varied topography and beautiful landscapes makes it an ideal place for the outdoor and adventure enthusiast. Long daylight hours in summer mean there’s plenty of time to pack in activities and your favorite adventure in Iceland – like golfing, white-water rafting, and hiking, but even in winter you’ll find plenty of action in …

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