Icelandic Easter eggs are slightly different to the ones found in other parts of Europe or the US.

Icelandic Easter eggs- A guide

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Every supermarket you go to in Iceland right now is literally flooded with Easter eggs of all sizes in good time for Easter which is in one months time. An Icelandic Easter egg has a few quirks that make it different to other chocolate eggs.

Ash Wednesday is costume day for kids in Iceland.

Dress-up day for kids- Ash Wednesday in Iceland

14 Feb It's Ash Wednesday, a day where children in Iceland dress up in fancy-dress and go out to collect sweets. It's kind of like the Icelandic version of Halloween.

A typical cream bun or "bolla"

Today is Bun Day in Iceland!

12 Feb To mark the beginning of Lent, Icelanders celebrate with three days next week: Bolludagur on Monday, Sprengidagur on Tuesday and Öskudagur on Wednesday. Bolludagur, or bun day is a day to feast on cream-filled buns.

Eiríkur Kristófersson and Bjarni Valur Guðmundsson, with one of the missing sheep.

Farmers find lost sheep in middle of highlands

5 Jan Farmers from the Hrunamannahreppur district went on an expedition to the Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the highlands to find lost sheep. They found four sheep which have been outside all winter long.

Exchange rates

USD USD 107.69 EUR EUR 125.20
GBP GBP 141.29 DKK DKK 16.79
NOK NOK 13.20 SEK SEK 12.06
CHF CHF 107.11 JPY JPY 0.96
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 107.69 EUR EUR 125.20
GBP GBP 141.29 DKK DKK 16.79
NOK NOK 13.20 SEK SEK 12.06
CHF CHF 107.11 JPY JPY 0.96
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.