Tagged: Iceland

Christmas book flood

An Icelandic tradition worth importing Elizabeth Bourne Seattle Jólabókafló∂ is Iceland’s most loved Christmas tradition. Compared to some of Iceland’s other Christmas customs—child-eating cats, fermented skate, and the criminal 13 Yule Lads—a Christmas book...

A hidden waterfall in Iceland’s Westfjords

Succumb to the force of nature as you come face to face with thunderous Dynjandi Elisabeth Beyer Vancouver, B.C. If you’re interested in seeing some of the most spectacular, jaw dropping, out-of-this-world waterfalls, you...

Rediscovering Iceland at CLU’s symposium

California Lutheran University’s Nordic Spirit Symposium focused on the land of “Fire, Ice, and Vikings” Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles A larger than usual turnout for the 16th annual Nordic Spirit Symposium at California...

Fire & ice: winter tours in Iceland

Emily C. Skaftun Norwegian American Weekly As readers of this paper may know, I recently took a week off to visit Iceland. Iceland in winter. We’d been to the country before, right around the...

Spotlight on Iceland at Symposium

Learn about the “Land of Fire, Ice, and Vikings” at CLU’s Nordic Spirit Symposium Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles “Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice, and Vikings” will be the topic of the 16th annual...

Welcome to the Travel Issue

Emily C. Skaftun Norwegian American Weekly As you, dear readers, are holding this paper in your hands or gazing at these pixels, I myself am actually traveling. Hello from Iceland! Of course, as I...

A trip to volatile, alluring Iceland

With Bárðarbunga threatening to erupt, our correspondant looks back at a recent visit to the island of ice and fire Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. Its waterfalls are breathtaking; its steamy geysers fascinating; its bubbling...