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September 28, 2017

The family farm Bjarteyjarsandur – one of our favorite stops

The family farm Bjarteyjarsandur – one of our favorite stops in West Iceland One of the farms we visit during the Crisscross tours is Bjarteyjarsandur, a typical Icelandic sheep farm (but with that little bit extra). We spoke with Arnheidur Hjörleifsdóttir, one of Bjarteyjarsandur’s farmers, on what makes this place so special. Bjarteyjarsandur is a Read more …

September 20, 2017

THE PUFFIN SAVIOURS

The Puffin Saviours Puffins are beautiful creatures, and one of the many wonders of nature that attract people to Iceland. The seabirds spend most of their life at sea and are great swimmers who can dive down to 60 meters (200 feet) when looking for prey. In spring, their famous beaks turn from a nonchalant Read more …

September 13, 2017

Hlemmur Square – for food lovers in Reykjavík!

Hlemmur Square – for food lovers in Reykjavík! Yes! Iceland’s first food hall has recently opened at Hlemmur square. Hlemmur Mathöll caters to every pallet, with diverse vendors selling everything from organic sourdough bread to authentic Mexican tacos! Hlemmur was formally one of Reykjavík’s two main bus terminals, connecting the downtown area with the suburbs. Read more …

September 4, 2017

No slim pickings in Iceland!

NO SLIM PICKINGS IN ICELAND! When summer flees Icelanders flock to the countryside for “berjamór”, or berry picking. All berries in public places are up for grabs and it is a popular family outing to pick berries. Some fill containers and prepare treats at home, others enjoy the instant gratification of filling their mouths. Not Read more …

August 30, 2017

Shifting Into Autumn

SHIFTING INTO AUTUMN Our first summer of food and farm tours is coming to a close and we want to thank all of our guests for the wonderful times we´ve had together exploring Iceland and Icelandic food! Now fall approaches us, the nights grow darker and longer and soon the leaves will take on the Read more …

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