The four bars you have to visit when in Iceland

We talked to Jónas Heiðarr Guðnason the head bartender at Apotek which is one of Iceland’s most prestigious bars. Jónas studied bartending  in London and has been successful in bar tending competitions in Iceland. He even took home the award for the best cocktail at Food & fun last year. We asked him to give […]

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Golf in the amazing landscape of Iceland

When people think of Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is snow and cold weather. That´s why golfing is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about activities in Iceland. There are about 65 golf courses in Iceland so the variety is enough. Golfing is an amazing way to experience […]

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Icelandic Vikings

History The Icelandic history preserves many interesting sagas about the vikings who are said to have settled the country from the Norse kingdom of mainland Europe in the 8th century. In the ancient Icelandic language the word “viking” translates to “pirate, a man who conducts sea warfare” which indicates that those people may not have been […]

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Our unique politicians – Which we love to brag about

Icelanders love to brag about their uniqueness. If you end up in a conversation about politics in Iceland, you most likely will hear one of these politicians name-dropped. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir – President of Iceland from 1980 – 1996  History was made in 1st of August 1980 when Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first woman in the world to […]

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Movies filmed in Iceland

Did you know that these movies were filmed in Iceland? Icelandic landscape has been very popular in movies that happen on another planets. James Bond, Ben Stiller, Jon Snow, Angelina Jolie, Batman. What do all these people have in common? They have all filmed in Iceland. Check out scenes, making of and behind the scenes […]

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Bjarnarflag power station in Iceland. Photo by Landsvirkjun

How Iceland succeeded with renewable energy

While some countries rely mostly on fossil fuels to make their energy, Iceland relies on 100% renewable energy sources to make their electricity. Hydroelectricity accounts for 73% and the other 27% is geothermal energy. In addition 9 out of every 10 buildings in Iceland are heated with geothermal energy. The cost of geothermal energy for […]

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