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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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  • 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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