Watch an audio slideshow of how traditional Icelandic rhubarb stew is made. Rhubarb is one of the few vegetables that grows effortlessly in Iceland and for that reason it used to be a highly-valued addition to the traditional diet of fish and lamb.
21.03.2013 | 16:10
Video: Whale Watching off West Iceland
Oliver Gelison captured these images of killer whales (orcas) while whale watching off Grundarfjörður, Snæfellsness peninsula, West Iceland, earlier this month.
Killer whales visit the area to hunt herring from January to March.
Today is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.
Whitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.
The 2013 April-May issue of Iceland Review & Atlantica has been released. Packed with informative and entertaining stories, highlights include an interview with outgoing Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and the people who know her best, a photo essay of ice caves in Europe’s largest glacier and a colorful feature on life in the West Fjords.