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Young Icelandic children holding hand-drawn Icelandic flag.
traditions

Icelandic Language Day: A Day of Preservation and Pride

When it comes to preserving a language and its cultural heritage, few countries are as proactive and passionate as Iceland. 

Trick-or-treaters going door to door on Halloween in Iceland.
society

Halloween in Iceland

For good, or worse, there has been a scary rise in celebrating Halloween among Icelanders.

Óx Restaurant
food & drink

Iceland's culinary stars align

Famed Michelin Guide awards another star to a third Icelandic restaurant in June 2023.

The parade on Iceland's National Day on June 17 is often spectacular. Photo: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson
traditions

June 17th – Iceland's National Day

Icelandic independence was a long time in the making.

Reykjavik Culture Night
traditions

Reykjavik Culture Night 2024

You're invited to Reykjavík's birthday party on August 24, 2024!

Icelandic fisherman at sea
traditions

Fishermen's Day 2023

A day to honor the women and men who are the backbone of Iceland's seafaring culture.

Women meeting in Harpa
society

Inspiring Women of Iceland

Discover inspiration in these empowered businesswomen.

Salt-cured lamb and lentils are the base for a soup called saltkjöt og baunir.
food & drink

How Iceland does Mardi Gras

Enjoy bottomless bowls of hearty salted meat and split pea soup before lent during Iceland's Sprengidagur.

Strolling downtown Reykjavík during Christmas
traditions

Icelandic Christmas Traditions

Discover the magic of Icelandic Christmas traditions, from the mischievous Yule Lads to the enchanting Christmas Cat, and immerse yourself in holiday festivities.

Goats at Brúnastaðir Cheesery
food & drink

The Icelandic Settlement Goat Reinvented

From the brink of extinction to Brúnastaðir Cheesery in North Iceland.

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