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  • Louise Jones
  • 08-12-2016 12:29:14

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. Why not celebrate the new year with a brand new adventure? This January and February you can meet our Iceland experts at the Telegraph Travel Show and the Times Destinations Show , both in London in early 2017 . The Telegraph Travel Show will be held at the ExCel venue over 13-15 January . It's expected to...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 07-12-2016 11:16:10

The Icelandic Christmas dinner is a little different to the roast turkey you might expect to eat on 25th. Here's a rundown of what you'll find at the table on 24th... Smoked lamb Back many centuries ago, Christmas dinner used to be a meath broth made from lamb, known as kjötsúpa . These days, the dinner's more sophisticated with some delicious smoked lamb, or hangikjöt . This is normally smoked at home earlier that day, so there's a lovely aroma of lamb wafting...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 05-12-2016 14:33:48

It's not Christmas without some tasty home baking, right? It's no different in Iceland, home to laufabraud. Laufabraud is a staple of Icelandic food, and you won't see a Christmas spread at an Icelandic home without it. The word translates to "leaf bread" in English- the name comes from the fact that laufabraud is as thin as a leaf . It's also sometimes called "snowflake bread" because of its intricate patterns and designs (and the fact that you normally only see it out in winter!)...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 01-12-2016 16:17:53

When the nights are long and dark, there's sometimes nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good book. No surprise then that Iceland with its long winters is a nation of people who really like to read - so much so that books have made it into their Christmas traditions! Jólabókaflóð is a word you're bound to hear around December in Iceland. It means "annual book flood" and is exactly what it sounds like. This is the time of year that most authors and publishers will...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 30-11-2016 13:37:41

December's here and we've rounded up a selection of great things you can do and see in Iceland this month. We've got Christmas celebrations (from the traditional to the slightly unexpected), fireworks and "window weather": check it out! 1- GRAB YOUR SKIS December generally marks the beginning of the skiing season in Iceland . If you're a sports fanatic or if you want to try your hand at skiing for the first time, head to the slopes on one of Iceland's 11 resorts. The resorts reach...

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