Icelandic Pepper Cookies - These cookies are baked for Christmas in every home in Iceland.

Icelandic Pepper Cookies - These cookies are baked for Christmas in every home in Iceland.

How to make Icelandic Vinarterta cake. A traditional Iceland Christmas dessert recipe.

Iceland in Canada: Manitoba’s Icelandic Vinarterta Cake and Islendingadagurinn

December 23, known as Thorlaksmessa, is the day when the stores stay open until midnight for the last minute shoppers and families gather together to decorate their Christmas tree and clean the home for a day of celebration. Christmas itself is celebrated on the evening of December 24 when, at 6 pm sharp, people dressed in their finest clothes sit down with their families to enjoy a delicious Christmas feast. Presents are opened after dinner.

A Christmas Winter Break In Iceland

The Icelandic Yule Lads, known as “Jólasveinar”, begin making their appearance 13 days before Christmas arriving one by one each night and leaving small gifts for the children. 13 days of gifts as well as Christmas gifts from Santa, sounds like a great idea to me! The Yule Lads originated from Icelandic folklore and were … … Continue reading →

Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads, Iceland Icelandic children place a shoe in their bedroom window each evening in the 13 days before Christmas. Every night one Yuletide.

Lighting of the Oslo Christmas Tree will happen in Austurvöllur square, in downtown Reykjavik on the first Sunday of advent. This year's tree has been elected by the mayor as the right tree 10 years ago.

Lighting of the Oslo Christmas Tree will happen in Austurvöllur square, in downtown Reykjavik on the first Sunday of advent. This year's tree has been elected by the mayor as the right tree 10 years ago.

A 5 day Iceland itinerary for winter.

Iceland itinerary: How to get the best out of five days in Iceland in winter

The best things to do in Iceland in winter – from ice caves to northern lights. A Iceland itinerary with tips for making the most of your trip.

How Icelandic people celebrate Christmas eve - WTF fun fact

How Icelandic people celebrate Christmas eve - WTF fun fact

In Iceland, books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents, then you spend the rest of the night in bed reading them and eating chocolate. The tradition is part of a season called Jolabokaflod, or ‘The Christmas Book Flood’, because Iceland, which...

In Iceland, books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents, then you spend the rest of the night in bed reading them and eating chocolate. The tradition is part of a season called Jolabokaflod, or ‘The Christmas Book Flood’,

New blog about Christmas in Iceland! :)  https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/information/news-and-blog/3011-the-festive-lowdown-christmas-in-iceland

The Festive Lowdown – Christmas in Iceland

Bókin, a used bookstore in Reykjavik, Iceland

Bókin: A Delightfully Chaotic Used Bookstore in Downtown Reykjavik

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