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  • Louise Jones
  • 24-11-2016 11:52:40

This Sunday marks an occasion that many Icelanders see as the official beginning of Christmas preparations and celebrations, and it's all because of the Oslo Christmas Tree . The tree might seem a long way from home, but it's an annual donation from Norway to Iceland to pass a Christmas tree from one Nordic capital to another. Austurvollur Square where the tree stands becomes a hubbub of activity this weekend as the tree will be lit this Sunday. In true Icelandic style, no...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 23-11-2016 14:45:08

On your first trip to Iceland you're bound to have a lot of questions- that's why at All Iceland we're publishing our Iceland FAQ blog series, to answer your most popular queries about our beautiful homeland! A lot of people think that a trip to Iceland means wandering around in the dark for hours every day. That's not necessarily the case... Yes, winter is a dark few months for Iceland. During December and January, it's likely you'll only have about 4 hours of daylight between...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 22-11-2016 16:59:09

On your first trip to Iceland you're bound to have a lot of questions- that's why at All Iceland we're publishing our Iceland FAQ blog series, to answer your most popular queries about our beautiful homeland! Want to learn Icelandic? It's tough but not impossible- here are our top tips to have you speaking like a local. First of all, how long have you got to learn the language? Icelandic is a tricky one, with lots of new sounds that we don't use in English- as well as an...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 21-11-2016 15:02:58

Now in its third year, the Iceland Noir is a festival celebrating all things crime fiction and took place this weekend. 1 in 10 Icelanders have written a book, and some of the most famous Icelandic authors are crime writers- from Ragnar Jonasson to Yrsa Sigurdardottir. There were loads of authors from all over who gave talks and readings so it's the place to be for all aspiring thriller authors and fans of the series! Here are our favourite highlights from the...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 17-11-2016 13:42:08

This weekend Iceland's getting a little chilling... with the arrival of crime thriller authors and fans for the Iceland Noir 2016 . Now in its third year, the Iceland Noir is a festival celebrating all things crime fiction . 1 in 10 Icelanders have written a book, and some of the most famous Icelandic authors are crime writers- from Ragnar Jonasson to Yrsa Sigurdardottir . There are loads of authors from all over who are giving talks and readings so it's the place to be for...

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