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

Incredible photos of the record breaking snowfall night in Reykjavik

yesterday 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

two days ago 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.

Dill Restaurant offers New Nordic cuisine, it's also White Guide's highest rated restaurant in Iceland.

Nordic cuisine: From culinary disaster zone to NOMA

19 Feb The turn of tides in Nordic gastronomy has probably not escaped the notice of anyone with eyes on the culinary scene. From being what central Europeans referred to as a culinary disaster zone to Nordic chefs winning some of the world’s most prestigious culinary prizes.

Mývatn is a popular destination for many reasons.

20 gorgeous places to enjoy nature in North Iceland

18 Feb Here’s a list of some of the most stunning places to enjoy nature in North Iceland. Many of the places listed are not well known and therefore not likely to be crowded.

Paloma has been described as a cavern of desperation, perversity and death. Or no, not really, we just thought it sounded interesting.

How to be a 101 Reykjavik hipster: 2017 update

17 Feb Our handy guide on how to blend in at Reykjavik's hottest nightspots for 2017. Go for the nineties Gopnik look, throw on an oversized puffa jacket, up your number of tattoos and bleach your hair, for example.

Svartifoss waterfall is in Skaftafell, by Vatnajökull Glacier.

20 stunning places to enjoy nature in South Iceland

13 Feb A list of twenty stunning places to enjoy nature in South Iceland that are all easily accessible and close to the nr. 1 ring road.

Winona Ryder as Mina and Gary Oldman as Count Dracula in Coppola's film adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

The Powers of Darkness: On Dracula's sister version in Iceland

13 Feb Hans de Roos just published a translation of Makt Myrkranna (Powers of Darkness), a translation of Icelander Valdimar Ásmundsson's translation - or rewriting - of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Iceland Monitor found out more about this gothic mystery that entwines two authors, one a famous Irishman and the other an Icelander.

Cured salmon is a popular dish in Iceland

Best restaurants for Icelandic cuisine

11 Feb One of the fun parts about visiting a country is to try the local cuisine. Here’s a list of restaurant in Reykjavik where you can find the best traditional food, everything from the strange to the truly magnificent.

Babies often take nap outside in the cold.

20 strange and awesome facts about Iceland

29 Jan Iceland is a country of many wonders. There are a however some things raise the eyebrows of tourists travelling in Iceland. Here is a list of twenty top strange and awesome facts about Iceland.

Gluten free bread is available in most supermarkets in Reykjavik

Gluten free in Reykjavik

17 Jan Tips from a (gluten free) local on what you have to know if on a gluten free diet and travelling in Reykjavik, Iceland, a country that’s not all too familiar with the phenomenon.

Photographer Saga Sigurðardóttir always looks impeccable whatever the weather. Here she wears a wool and Mongolian lambskin coat by Icelandic designer Hildur Yeoman.

Staying warm and chic during January, Reykjavik style

17 Jan Winter is at its most bleak in January and February in Iceland. If you're in the capital city here are a few pointers on how Reykjavik cool cats dress for style AND warmth.

A trog filled with delectable þorramatur

For the love of pickled testicles

15 Jan Ever wondered about this frightening food like fermented shark and pickled sheep head jam used to shock tourists? Here's some insight from a local, who absolutely loves this food.

There are three rivers you can raft down in Iceland, two of them are family friendly. The third everything but.

River rafting in Iceland, some of the best in Europe

14 Jan There is no way to get to know Iceland quite like river rafting. Going down a glacier river on a small boat, looking up at a gorge the river has dug over the years and seeing the layers of Iceland. It is nothing short of an amazing experience.

Laxá í Aðaldal is often referred to as the queen of Icelandic rivers for salmon fishing.

Best rivers for salmon fishing in Iceland

4 Jan Iceland is renowned for its nature, and a great way to enjoy it is to go fishing. Salmon fishing is very popular in Iceland and there are a few absolutely stunning rivers for that. Here is a list of our favourite rivers, with no regard to the price!

Atlantic Leather has a visitor centre at Sauðárkrókur

High fashion from Icelandic fish leather

3 Jan Fish skin was considered trash for years; today it’s the raw material for fish leather, used by designers such as Dior, Prada, Nike and Alexander Wang. It is made in a tannery in North Iceland which also sells furry Icelandic horse hides in winter hair.

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