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When the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, weighs in on the chocolate covered liquorice drama, you know Icelanders are dead serious about their liquorice.

"Nothing Danish there, with all due respect"

7 Sep The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jó­hann­es­son, has weighed in on the chocolate covered liquorice drama and tweets that chocolate covered liquorice is "as Icelandic as glaciers and elves, volcanoes and waterfalls. Nothing Danish there, with all due respect."

The capital of elves, East Iceland, illuminated by candle lights.

Amazing Atmosphere in Company of Elves

10 Dec A candlelight walk on the rock Álfaborg, Borgarfjörður Eystri, the East Fjords, took place on Tuesday.

Arndís Sigurbjörnsdóttir, in the company of Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders in Hafnarfjörður

7 Feb 2021 Bernie Sanders caught my attention by being a charming man who wants to have a positive impact.”

The house can be seen quite clearly in the opening scenes of the movie.

Eurovision house in Húsavík for sale

21 Jul 2020 Seller can not guarantee that elves are included.

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams singing their heart out in Iceland.

Icelanders go crazy for Will Ferrell Eurovision movie

14 Jul 2020 Some of the songs in the movie are not half bad

Damon Albarn.

Damon Albarn to Perform at Harpa in June

23 Jan 2020 English musican, singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has long dreamt of composing a piece about the view from the window of his house in Iceland.

Crime novelist Arnaldur Indriðason.

Writer Arnaldur Indriðason ‘Better Change His Name’

28 Oct 2019 Icelandic crime novelist Arnaldur Indriðason has a new book coming out in Iceland on Friday.

Thomasi Elguezabal.

‘In Iceland, I Can Be Myself’

9 Jun 2019 “I came to Norðurfjörður for the first time three years ago, but it’s been five years since I first visited Iceland.”

Ethnologist Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir

What Makes Folk Tales Special

20 Apr 2019 “To me, folktales are a source for so many things: entertainment, education, research, artistic inspiration, and for the collection of information about local sites, to name a few.”

A "Þrettándabrenna" bonfire  in Mosfellsbær.

Bonfires in Iceland on Twelfth Night

6 Jan 2019 Today marks the epiphany, Twelfth Night, the end of Christmas which in Iceland is celebrated in a somewhat pagan fashion.

Lighting bonfires on New Year's Eve is an Icelandic tradition.

Icelanders light bonfires for the elves on New Year's Eve

30 Dec 2018 If you're in Reykjavík on New Year's Eve, you won't miss the multitude of fireworks being lit on every street corner. Another Icelandic New Year's Eve tradition is to light bonfires where families gather to sing songs about the elves and the hidden folk who according to folklore are prominent at this time of year.

Midnight in Reykjavik last year on Midsummer's Night.

Bathe in dew on Midsummer's Night in Iceland

23 Jun 2018 Jónsmessa, or Midsummer's Night is celebrated on June 24th and is shrouded in a mysterious veil of folklore.

A Þrettándabrenna - a bonfire for twelfth night at Ægissíða in West Reykjavik.

Icelanders celebrate Twelfth Night with bonfires for the elves

6 Jan 2018 Today marks the epiphany, Twelfth Night, the end of Christmas which in Iceland is celebrated in a somewhat pagan fashion.

The Lake Valley, or Vatnsdalur in North Iceland is a lush green area perfect for dew-bathing.

Roll in dew covered grass tonight according to Icelandic folklore

21 Jun 2017 Jónsmessa, or Midsummer's Night is celebrated on June 24th and is shrouded in a mysterious veil of folklore. However, the real midsummer's night is actually today, on June 21st, the longest day of the year when the sun never sets in Iceland.

Icelanders light bonfires for the elves on New Year's Eve

31 Dec 2016 An Icelandic New Year's Eve tradition is to light bonfires where families gather to sing songs about the elves and the hidden folk who according to folklore are prominent at this time of year.

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