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  • Louise Jones
  • 01-09-2016 15:57:04

It's Day 4 of the Fire and Ice Ultra over in Iceland and the sun is here to cheer on the runners! After a day of very wet weather yesterday the sun makes for a pleasant surprise- and sums up just how much of a challenge running in Iceland is. Icelandic weather is very changeable, and the run can be gruelling. On days like these though it all seems worth it! The sun isn't the only new addition to the team: today lots of the participants' friends and families are arriving in Iceland to...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 02-08-2016 15:59:23

The Fire and Ice Ultra starts today- an exhilarating and challenge multi-terrain test of endurance, with a record number of participants in Iceland this year. Starting from the largest glacier in Iceland, the course runs over some of the most recently formed ground on the planet due to its site at Iceland's most recent volcanic eruption. This is an area which Fire and Ice Ultra has exclusive access to, so runners are traveling over otherwise untouched land! The sense of...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 02-08-2016 14:38:32

If one thing's for sure about Iceland, it's that you'll be hard pushed not to find a festival somewhere in August- from Verslunarmannahelgi last weekend to Culture Night, this month is jam-packed with parades, concerts, and free fish. Challenge yourself or relax with some jazz- here's our pick of the biggest events in Iceland this August: Reykjavik Pride It's the 18th Reykjavik Pride festival this year, taking place 2-7 August. It started out as a small pride only attended by...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 02-08-2016 14:10:24

It might still be summer but we're looking ahead to one of Iceland's biggest natural phenomena: the Northern Lights . Aurora Borealis can be spotted anytime between September and April (sometimes as early as mid-August!) and we can't wait to share this utterly spellbinding experience with you. Against the dramatic landscape of glaciers and mountains, the Lights bathe Iceland's sky in a green and blue glow, a sight that will stay with you forever. We've got a vast range of...

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  • Louise Jones
  • 02-08-2016 13:50:46

Iceland welcomed its 6th president yesterday, Dr. Gudni Th. Johannesson . President Johannesson had been elected on 25 June , but was officially sworn in and started his time in office on 1 August- just after the Verslunarmannahelgi festival . (Wonder if he popped over to the Westman Islands at the weekend? Maybe not!) President Johannesson was accompanied by First Lady Eliza Reid , who was dressed in a traditional Icelandic Skautbunngur- a costume seen on Iceland's national...

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