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Beautiful Grundarkirkja Church North Iceland Europe by Matthias Hauser
Beautiful Grundarkirkja Church in North Iceland was built by the Farmer Magnus Sigurdsson. It was dedicated to Laurence the Martyr. The wonderful church at Grund is the largest one that was built and financed by an individual Icelandic person. Available as poster, framed fine art print, metal, acrylic or canvas print. (c) Matthias Hauser hauserfoto.com
Frumleg áritun sendibréfs en dugði þó - Skessuhorn
Iceland's small population can truly work wonders sometimes. This letter actually made it to the recipient without an actual address, but a drawing and a description of the recipient. Great, huh? Everything is possible in Iceland! Photo credit Steina Matt, 2016.
Shopping in Iceland is an interesting experience. Explore the charming country side, where you can find small design shops with creations of Icelandic designers, small enterprises with local goods, and interesting vintage shops, like here in Akureyri, Iceland. Photo credit: Jacek Malipan.
Intimate Black Church Wedding in Iceland: Jen + Jacob
The small churches, that you will see scattered all over the beautiful country side, when driving around Ring Road (Route 1) in Iceland, are often used for romantic weddings. They form the perfect frame for elegant, charming and romantic weddings - especially perfect for intimate parties. They frame the settings well as elegant contrasts to the dramatic landscape, making the newlywed couple shine, like this Icelandic black church wedding.
From Iceland — Why Is Everyone So Angry About That Pink Geyser?
The famous artist Marco Evaristti made the geyser Strokkur, the father of geysers, erupt in pink with food coloring in 2015. It made a big fuss in Iceland, as to the Icelandic population's dear relationship with nature, and the act was seen as lack of respect. it could also be seen as great art. It is up to you. But one thing is for sure - the Geysir area is a absolute must see in Iceland, as a part of the Golden Circle Tour. Come here and see the natural wonder for yourself. @thecoveteur
The winter is long and dark here in Iceland, but comes with a few benefits like the Northern Lights and beautiful snow covered mountain sights. Due to the dark we like to keep the outdoor Christmas lights up longer than just for Christmas. That is why you will see them hanging up sometimes even until spring arrives.
The many lighthouses of Iceland widness the island's history and culture as an isolated island, where fishing and trade with foreign partners has been and still is important. These charming colorful lighthouses are scattered along the coast line, and you can spot many on your vacation in Iceland. This yellow lighthouse is particually nice and scenic placed. It is at Keflavik in the Reykjanes region of Iceland. Photo by Jens Klettenheimer via 500px.
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If you want to be cultural, when visiting Iceland on vacation, we can recommend you to travel to a smaller town than Reykjavík, and experience some great local art by creative Icelanders. Here at downtown Akureyri, Iceland, you will find a great selection of local art in the cozy small town. In all of Iceland you will see traces of the saga history, and Icelandic musicians are all around, so please go to a concert too - it will be an unforgettable holiday memory.
2110 - Akureyri
The Icelandic folklore and saga history is an essential part of Icelandic culture, which you often can see in the country's landscape in the form of place names, sculptures, and art. In Akureyri in North Iceland they even have trolls in the street! If you are interested in Icelandic folklore and sagas, you can easily find many interesting books in our book stores, when you travel to Iceland on vacation. If you are up for it, you can even attend an elf school.
Reasonably priced Icelandic wool sweaters can be found in Akureyri by Brian McMorrow
The classic Icelandic wool sweaters, lopipeysa, can be found for reasonable prices many places in Iceland. Go for the handmade ones, or even - if you are lucky - the homemade ones made by Icelandic women. They are the best, made with love, like their mothers did before them. The homemade sweaters with decorative patterns over the chest can be seen ages back in Iceland, and they are a part of Icelandic culture. Photo copyright Brian J. McMorrow.
In the meadow
Iceland's mossy hills and valley, volcanoes, black beaches, and waterfalls are all popular places to take wedding portraits of newlywed couples. This bride is greeting a curious guest at the photo location. You are very welcome to bring your fancy wedding dress and your sweet husband to take your very own romantic wedding pictures yourself. This lovely photograph is taken by the mountain Kirkjufell, in the backround. Photo by Lárus Sigurðarson.
Seyðisfjörður - Iceland For 91 Days
One of the many charming villages in the country side of Iceland is Seyðisfjörður. It is worth a visit on your road trip, when you drive around the Ring Road (Route 1) in Iceland on your vacation. It is located in East Iceland by the foothills of a mountain at the fjord. It is a very scenic place, so remember to bring your camera! Here you will also meet friendly locals Icelanders, and if you are lucky, they will invite you for a nice cup of coffee. Have fun!
Leaf Bread (Laufabrauð)
Icelanders have many traditions related to food and cooking, and this may be the most decorative. These crispy flatbread is decorated with elegant intricate designs, which are cut into the dough before frying. Both men, women, and children get into this and some even has their own signature pattern. Try to make Laufabrauð yourself, when you travel to Iceland on vacation. They are usually made for Christmas.
Everything You Need to Know About the National Museum of Iceland
Iceland's Independence Day is June 17, and it is a major annual cultural event in Iceland, where Iceland's independence from Danish regime is celebrated. The day is commonly known as the National Day, and is celebrated all over Iceland with parties, parades, and gatherings, where Icelanders enjoy to come together. Do not miss out on being a part of this festive event, when visiting Iceland in vacation in summer.