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Snowfall as Iceland moves into autumn

22 Sep 2016 The autumn equinox occurs today at 2:21pm – and the weather is certainly not wasting any time in letting us know.

Chieftain Jörmundur Ingi Hansen (third from left).

Pagan chieftain sets 17 June as birthday of Iceland democracy

26 Jul 2016 Iceland’s national day is 17 June, the day on which the newly independent Icelandic republic was founded in 1944. But is there more to the date than meets the eye?

The longest day of the year is here

20 Jun 2016 The exact time of the summer solstice in Iceland this year is 10:34pm this evening, making today the longest day of the Icelandic year.

From last year's celebrations.

Iceland celebrates Women’s Rights Day today!

19 Jun 2016 19 June is Women’s Day in Iceland. The date marks the day 101 years ago when Icelandic women were first given the right to vote.

There is a statue of Jón Sigurðsson on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavik.

Tomorrow is Iceland’s national day!

16 Jun 2016 Tomorrow, 17 June, is Iceland’s national day. Where does the date come from and what’s on event-wise this year?

PHOTOS: Sailors’ Day Reykjavik 2016

PHOTOS: Sailors’ Day Reykjavik 2016

6 Jun 2016 Sailors’ Day (Sjómannadagurinn in Icelandic) falls on the first Sunday of June and is a national day to honour especially all those who are involved in the country’s fisheries.

It’s Sailors’ Day this weekend - check it out!

2 Jun 2016 This Sunday is Sjómannadagurinn, meaning ‘sailors’ day’ or ‘seamen’s day’, in Iceland – and the weekend will be given over to festivities of various kinds throughout the country.

How good will the weather be this summer?

Happy first day of summer!

21 Apr 2016 Today is officially the first day of summer in Iceland – on the calendar if not necessarily in the skies.

Photo: Ásdis Ásgeirsdóttir

Four leap-year babies in Iceland in 2016

3 Mar 2016 Three of the new arrivals were born at the National University Hospital in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, while the fourth came into the world the hospital in the northern town of Akureyri.

Photo: Styrmir Kári

Don’t forget Ladies’ Day tomorrow!

20 Feb 2016 Tomorrow is the first day of Góa, one of the twelve months of the old Icelandic calendar, day known among modern-days Icelander as ‘konudagur’, a day set aside for pampering the lady of the house in Iceland.

Make your man's day special today.

Celebrating Þorri and Husband’s Day

22 Jan 2016 Today is the first day of Þorri (pronounced ‘Thorri’), one of the twelve months of the old Icelandic calendar. The day is known as ‘bóndadagur’, a day set aside for pampering ‘the man of the house’.

Autumn equinox in Iceland.

Do you know your old Icelandic months?

21 Oct 2015 The year was split into twelve months of thirty days each (total 360 days), the extra days being gathered into a small extra in what is now late July.




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