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  • Louise Jones
  • 09-01-2017 09:50:49

If you're based in London and would like an opportunity to talk with our Iceland travel experts, make a space in your diary to visit the Telegraph Travel Show this week. Taking place over 13-15 January (Friday-Sunday), we at All Iceland will be exhibiting breaks along with nearly 250 other exhibitors in the ExCel venue. Head to stand D11 to discuss holiday plans with our travel specialists who have first hand information on the best hotels, restaurants, excursions and tour...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 05-01-2017 12:52:31

The new year brought a fresh layer of snow to Reykjavik- guess we didn't have a "red Christmas" (no snowfall) after all! Don't let the limited hours of daylight fool you, there are still loads of exciting things to do in Iceland this January. Here are some of our top picks: Join a Thirteenth Night Bonfire Tonight (6th Jan) is the Thirteenth Night , or Þrettándinn in Icelandic. This is the official last evening of Christmas , where everybody has to tidy their decorations...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 22-12-2016 12:16:23

Gleðileg jól! We've been sharing lots of Christmas traditions in Iceland, from Jolabokaflod to baking a batch of Laufabraud . Iceland celebrates Christmas on the 24th, or Aðfangadagur . The celebrations begin even earlier, on 23rd. The 23rd is St Thorlakur's Mass, otherwise known as Þorláksmessa . St Thorlakur was a bishop in the 12th century, and is now Iceland's patron saint. To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas festivities in Iceland, some people eat...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 19-12-2016 14:14:28

The Yule Lads are 13 troll lads who bring a present to your home if you've been good- or a potato if you've been bad! Each day corresponds with a new Yule Lad, who'll stay in your town causing mischief for 13 days (make sure to keep an eye out in shopping centres or museums). Today's Yule Lad is Bjúgnakrækir, or Sausage Swiper. Sausage Swiper is a cheeky lad who enjoys skulking in the rafters of people's homes. Seems a bit of a weird place to swipe sausages- won't they be in the...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 15-12-2016 16:33:36

The Yule Lads are 13 troll lads who bring a present to your home if you've been good- or a potato if you've been bad! Each day corresponds with a new Yule Lad, who'll stay in your town causing mischief for 13 days (make sure to keep an eye out in shopping centres or museums). Today's Yule Lad is Þvörusleikir, or Spoon Licker. Þvörusleikir is a very hungry Yule Lad after a very specific spoon! He steals spoons with a very long handles named Þvörurs, so he can lick what food is left...

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