Icelandic national day

Icelandic national day17th June – commemorates the foundation of The Republic of Iceland on this day in 1944 and the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, who fought for the country’s independence.

Velkominn til Íslands! – Welcome to Iceland!


Flag of Iceland

September 2018 (9)


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Travel Challenge – Day 1

Travel Challenge! I was invited by an amazing travel passionate Anita from 100 Country Trek (thank you!) to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days. – without explanation – then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. Many of you are already busy with the challege. However, if you wish to participate, please feel nominated! And have fun posting travel photos (and please link back to me that I will not miss them!). If you know where my photo was taken – let me know in the comment. Enjoy! ♥



See also:

Travel Challenge – Day 2 | Travel Challenge – Day 3 | Travel Challenge – Day 4 | Travel Challenge – Day 5 | Travel Challenge – Day 6 | Travel Challenge – Day 7 | Travel Challenge – Day 8 | Travel Challenge – Day 9 | Travel Challenge – Day 10 | Travel Challenge – Gallery


Edit (the answer):

Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), Eastern Region (Eastfjords), Iceland


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Icelandic cuisine

An introduction to Icelandic cuisine:

  • dried fish with butter – a traditional Icelandic snack,
  • smoked lamb carpaccio with blueberries,
  • deep fried camembert with blueberry jam,
  • seafood soup – langoustine, scallops and salmon,
  • fish and chips – deep fried cod and tartar sauce,
  • traditional Icelandic plokkari (onion, milk, potato, cod),
  • baked fillet of Arctic char,
  • Icelandic lamb,
  • Þorskhnakki / thorskhnakki (cod),
  • saltfiskhnakki (salted cod),
  • baked salmon,
  • smoked salmon open sandwich,
  • lobster pizza.

Restaurants:

Uppsalir Bar & Café – Aðalstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, Capital Region

Reykjavik Fish Restaurant – Tryggvagata 8, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Capital Region

Eldstó Art Cafe / Restaurant – Austurvegur 2, 860 Hvolsvöllur, Southern Region

Adventure Hotel Hof Restaurant – Hof 1, Eastern Region

Salt Café & Bistró – Miðvangi 2, 700 Egilsstöðum, Eastern Region

Skúlagarður Hotel Restaurant – Skúlagarður, 671 Ásbyrgi, Northeastern Region

Nord Restaurant – Keflavík International Airport, Keflavík, Southern Peninsula Region


September 2018


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North-West Iceland

Along Ring Road in Northwestern Region (Norðurland; biggest town: Sauðárkrókur) and in Western Region (Vesturland; biggest town: Akranes, capital: Borgarnes) in the north-west part of Iceland.


September 2018


See also:

Northern Iceland

Magic place: Glymur Waterfall


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