The sun will rise at 11:30 am this morning and set at 3:30 pm, giving Iceland only four hours of daylight on the Winter Solstice.
During Advent Arnar and Jón bring Christmas joy to visitors in Dalvík, North Iceland by decking their halls with 40 boxes worth of Christmas decorations collected through the years.
If you have been to Iceland around Christmas time, you must have noticed the traditional leaf bread that accompanies every Christmas meal.
The first Monday of each August is Iceland’s ‘tradesmen’s holiday’ and the weekend around it, Verslunarmannahelgin (the Tradesmen’s Weekend) has become Icelanders’ biggest annual travel weekend.
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
Easter Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of Easter celebrations in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum (‘The second day of Easter’) in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.
On Easter Sunday, Páskadagur (‘Easter Day’), people in Iceland often have roast meat for dinner, often lamb, and enjoy chocolate Easter eggs.