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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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  • Louise Jones
  • 14-12-2016 09:36:38

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 Stúfur, or Stubby. Stúfur is- you guessed it- very short, to an extent that the other Yule Lads probably make fun of him. Don't feel sorry for him though, he's just as mischievous as the rest...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 12-12-2016 15:01:32

Not long until the first week of 2017 is upon us, with new year's resolutions and plans being made to make next year an exciting one! Why not celebrate the new year with a brand new adventure? Here at All Iceland we offer expertise in tailor-making packages with an excellent up to date knowledge of the best places to visit in Iceland. To share our knowledge with you, we're opening our office up for visitors and appointments on Monday 9th January . Pop in...

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