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Craft beer festival in Reykjavik

two days ago If you’re into craft beer and visiting Iceland right now, forget about sightseeing, there is too much beer to be tasted. This week, an annual beer week takes place that'll finish off with one of the greatest beer related events in Iceland, Kex Hostel's Beer Festival.

Ice cream in summer

I scream for Icelandic ice cream

30 Jan Cold and dark winter doesn’t in any way discourage Icelander’s love of ice cream. Winter frost can even add to the experience, there is just something about enjoying a cone filled with soft serve ice cream in the freezing cold.

Viktor Örn Andrésson preparing for Bocuse d'Or

Iceland awarded bronze at Bocuse d‘Or

26 Jan A large group of Icelandic supporters flew to France to watch chef Viktor Örn Andrésson compete in the esteemed culinary competition Bocuse d’Or. The group was easily identifiable in Iceland t-shirts, some even wearing Viking helmets.

Stone Brewing will take over the taps at Mikkeller & Friends on Thursday

American craft beer and Icelandic gastro pub food

25 Jan Two beer related events will be held in Reykjavik this coming Thursday to celebrate that brew from Stone Brewing will be available in Iceland for the very first time.

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"Vegan" cookies confuse tourist in Iceland

20 Jan Veganesti is a popular oat cookie found in most gas stations in Iceland. A confused tourist believed the Icelandic name to refer to vegan, which it does not.

Hrútskýrir one of the more interesting beers of the season.

Mansplaining, the beer

18 Jan Yes you read it right, there is an Icelandic beer called Hrútskýrir, which translates as mansplaining. It’s a seasonal beer brewed for Þorri, and should go nicely with all the delicacies of the season as it is both sour and salty.

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.

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 two rivers for rafting in Skagafjörður, Austari jökulsá and Vestari jökulsá.

11 tips from a local on Skagafjörður, North Iceland

1 Jan Skagafjörður is not on the top list of every guide book but there is still plenty to see and do there, if you know where to find it. Here are some tips from a local on the 11 must do things when visiting Skagafjörður.

The label is designed by Icelandic artist Hugleikur Dagsson

Pink Elephant for New Year’s Eve in Iceland

1 Jan Bleiki fíllinn, The Pink Elephant is the only beer in Iceland specially brewed for New Year’s Eve. It is the first collaboration between two Icelandic breweries, Gæðingur and Borg.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Surtur nr. 30 is an acclaimed Icelandic Stout

Icelandic brewery with two awards at European Beer Star

25 Dec The Icelandic Borg Brewery was just awarded first prize by European Beer Star for their beer Surtur, in the category of strong smoke beers. They were also awarded a bronze for another beer called Gréta, in the category of Baltic style porters.

There is a festive version of the Icelandic spirit Brennivín, also known as Black Death.

The Icelandic Christmas spirit?

24 Dec The producers of the famous Icelandic spirit, Brennivín or Black Death, have released a new version of this classic for Christmas. The new version has a festive red label. It is aged in sherry and bourbon caskets which adds a flavour of oak and vanilla to the characteristic caraway flavour of Brennivín.

Vínbúðin is the only store allowed to sell alcohol in Iceland.

Accessing alcohol over the holidays

23 Dec There is only one state-owned brand of stores that sells alcohol in Iceland. The opening hours are limited and they are closed on Sundays and most public holidays. So if you are travelling in Iceland and plan to have a drink over the holidays, it's wise to think ahead.

Icelanders tucking into 'kæst skata'.

The smell of Icelandic Christmas in the Tenerife sun

20 Dec An Icelandic couple are planning two events at their Tenerife bar featuring fermented skate, an Icelandic fish ‘delicacy’ whose pungent aroma is a feature of traditional Icelandic pre-Christmas celebrations.

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