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Busy ‘Bun Day’ for Bakers in Iceland

28 Feb Today is bolludagur, or ‘Bun Day,’ in Iceland.

From Reykjavík.

Icelanders Welcome 2022 with Fireworks

3 Jan As usual, Icelanders welcomed the new year with a bang by shooting fireworks and lighting up the sky.

Áramótaskaup: Comedy Show on TV Tonight

31 Dec If you’re visiting Iceland, or if you recently moved here, pay close attention to how the nation behaves tonight.

The IKEA goat, towering over the area.

Iceland’s Largest Goat Is Well Protected

25 Dec The IKEA Christmas goat is installed in front of the IKEA store in Garðabær, south of Reykjavík, every October, as a symbol of the Christmas season.

Lights of Oslo Tree Lit in Reykjavík

29 Nov The lights of the so-called Oslo tree were lit on Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, last night, on the first Sunday of Advent.

Aþena Rós and Baltasar Þór, looking amazingly composed in the company of scary creatures.

Horrible Creatures Make Islanders Happy

29 Oct Every year, more and more people celebrate Halloween in Iceland.

Today Is National Day of Iceland

17 Jun Today is the National Day of Iceland, celebrated to commemorate the foundation of the Republic of Iceland on June 17, 1944.

From Mosfellsbakarí bakery.

Today We Celebrate ‘Bun Day’

15 Feb 2021 Today is bolludagur, or ‘Bun Day,’ in Iceland.

The Yule lads, holding torches, in Herjólfsdalur valley.

Icelanders Bid Farewell to Christmas

7 Jan 2021 Icelanders celebrated the 13th and last day of Christmas last night by shooting fireworks, but other than that, the celebration was very different from usual.

Preparing to Nominate Leaf Bread Making to UNESCO’s List

30 Nov 2020 The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is preparing the nomination of traditional Icelandic leaf bread making to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The cat, showing its teeth.

Christmas Cat Illuminates Lækjartorg Square

24 Nov 2020 With only a month to go till Christmas, Icelanders are busy putting up Christmas lights.

Today Is ‘Bun Day’

24 Feb 2020 Today, Icelanders celebrate bolludagur, or “Bun Day.”

A colorful gathering.

Cold Start to New Year

2 Jan 2020 It has become increasingly popular to begin the year in Iceland by dressing up and going swimming in the cold ocean.

Members of Ásatrúarfélagið in Öskjuhlíð, Reykjavík, yesterday.

Celebrating Light and Brighter Days

23 Dec 2019 Ásatrúarfélagið, an association of Icelanders who believe in the Nordic gods, celebrated winter solstice yesterday.

Yule Lad Brings Gifts to Greenland

23 Dec 2019 One of the Icelandic Yule lads, Stekkjarstaur, traveled all the way to Kulusuk, Greenland, on Wednesday.

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