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Salted meat and split pea soup are usually served with carrots, rutabega and potatoes.

Icelandic day of overeating

Salted lamb and lentil soup. This is what a typical Icelander eats today at Sprengidagur (eat-until-you-burst-day). Múlakaffi Restaurant is known for serving traditional Icelandic food, they cook over 1000 litres of soup and 1 ½ ton of meat today.

Salted meat and split pea soup are usually served with carrots, rutabega and potatoes.

Icelandic day of overeating

Salted lamb and lentil soup. This is what a typical Icelander eats today at Sprengidagur (eat-until-you-burst-day). Múlakaffi Restaurant is known for serving traditional Icelandic food, they cook over 1000 litres of soup and 1 ½ ton of meat today.

The brand new Kattarshians

Five kittens have just moved into the Kattarshians house and keep up the work of the former inhabitants, to play games and simply be adorable to entertain the people of the internet.

Weather

Partly cloudy

Today

1 °C

Clear sky

Tomorrow

-4 °C

Partly cloudy

Thursday

-5 °C

Snow depth in Reykjavik was the most since the 1950's for the month of February.

And the snow record goes to... Borgarfjörður!

Forget about Reykjavik, it's Borgarfjörður in West Iceland that holds the record for snow depth at 63 centimetres.

The director, crew and cast of Hearstone receiving the award.

Heartstone is the winner of Iceland's Edda prize

Kvikmyndin Hjartasteinn í leikstjórn Guðmundar Arnars Guðmundssonar var ótvíræður sigurvegari Eddunnar 2017 þegar verðlaunin voru afhent. Hjartasteinn hlaut alls níu Eddur, en hafði verið tilnefnd til sextán. Hún var meðal annars valin mynd ársins.

These trendy "bollur" are filled with things like toblerone, strawberries and champagne and licorice- star anise.

Today is bun day in Iceland!

To mark the beginning of Lent, Icelanders celebrate with three days next week: Bolludagur on Monday, Sprengidagur on Tuesday and Öskudagur on Wednesday. Bolludagur, or bun day is a day to feast on cream-filled buns.

Hallgrímskirkja church, one of the city's landmarks, dusted with snowflakes.

Incredible photos of the record breaking snowfall night in Reykjavik

Icelandic photographer Gunnar Freyr woke up to the sound of a tree breaking in his garden and saw the heavy snowfall coming down. He grabbed his camera and ventured into the city centre to capture these fantastic photos of a magical night.

Akureyrarkirkja Church is one if Akureyri's most distinct landmarks.

20 things to see and do in Akureyri

Akureyri is often named the capital of North Iceland. It's by far the biggest town outside of the capital area, and there is plenty to see and do there. Here's a list of our top 20 things to see and do in Akureyri.

Pretty as a picture: the capital city in a thick coat of snow this morning.

Record amount of snowfall for February in Reykjavik

Snow depth was measured at 51 cm at 9 am this morning in the capital which breaks the record of 48 cm in February in 1952. Only once has this been exceeded, in January of 1937.

Trapped: All roads leading out of Reykjavik closed

An enormous amount of snowfall during the night has caused all roads leading in and out of Reykjavik to close. There's so much snow in the city that only jeeps are able to get around.

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