27 NovA new statue of the Icelandic yule cat was revealed last weekend in Lækjartorg in the city centre. It's a five metre tall and fairly creepy statue of this strange folkloric being, known for eating children who didn't get new clothes for Christmas.
2 Dec 2017Get into the Christmas spirit at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavik who began their month of Christmas celebrations, KEXmas, yesterday. This year they're presenting a gorgeous five course Christmas lunch menu served between midday and 3 pm daily.
30 Nov 2017 The annual lighting of the Christmas tree donated to Reykjavik by the city of Oslo will take place on Sunday December 3rd at Austurvöllur parliament square. This year the tree is actually an Icelandic one, from the Norwegian section of the forest in Heiðmörk.
26 Nov 2017The ice skating rink sponsored by telecommunications company Nova opens at 7 pm on December 1st in the Reykjavik city centre. The rink is extremely popular with children during the Christmas season.
24 Nov 2017On Sunday 26th November, Margrét Sigfúsdóttir, the Head of Hússtjórnarskólinn – a local school of Icelandic culinary arts and crafts – will be teaching guests at Viðey island the art of making traditional Icelandic leaf bread (laufabrauð).
13 Oct 2017The Swedish Yule goat, made of straw, has once again been erected outside IKEA in the suburbs of Reykjavik and heralds the coming of Christmas. The big question, as usual, is: will somebody set it on fire this year?
24 Dec 2016The 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.
23 Dec 2016There 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.