TRAVEL: Iceland - home of wellbeing
NW Evening Mail
Sure enough, a feeling of cosy contentment washes over me and in that moment, I know that when it comes to wellness breaks, there's no better destination than Iceland. Though Reykjavik – the country's capital – is only a three-hour flight from London ...
15 reasons why Iceland is the most fascinating country on the planet
Yes, Robert Plant and co were so moved by the “land of ice and snow” while playing a gig in the capital Reykjavik that they decided to pay homage to the nation in verse, and wrote and finessed the track in just six days, in time for their next show ...
Pictures: A Reykjavik summer day
An Icelandic summerday can drag anyone out of their house, as has been visible in Reykjavik over the last few days. People have been ... There's much traffic in and out of the city these days as people travel around on their summer holidays. Photo ...
New York Times
An Art Deco Grande Dame in Iceland Takes a Star Turn — Again
New York Times
This iconic Art Deco grande dame was opened in 1930 in downtown Reykjavik by Johannes Josefsson, a wrestler in the 1908 London Olympics. As the first luxury hotel in Iceland, the Hotel Borg drew luminaries such as Marlene Dietrich, William Faulkner and ...
Cabin Fever: A Guide To Iceland's Smaller Spaces
I have always been fascinated by small spaces. I grew up in a concrete jungle, inhabited by more than 1.1 million people, and had to trek for miles to escape the city. That's what brought me here. In Iceland, it's easy to feel small, and for those who ...
Is this the hippest design hotel in Reykjavik?
Having entranced visitors to Iceland with the sleek, minimalist ION Adventure Hotel in the lava fields surrounding Thingvellir National Park, home-grown brand ION Hotels has launched its long-awaited urban outpost in downtown Reykjavik. The hotel has ...
The Only Guide to Reykjavík, Iceland, You'll Ever Need—And, Yes, Go to the Penis Museum
If you were to watch travel shows, you might think Icelandic cuisine is just the preserved food (called Thorramatur, the food served during the midwinter feast of the old culture) that develops when your choice is to preserve what you have or starve ...
So, How Do You Observe Shabbat In Reykjavik?
While eating eggs and sipping coffee on Shabbat, I read the local English-language alternative newspaper, The Reyjkavik Grapevine, which describes itself as covering “life, travel, and entertainment” in Iceland. I was surprised and delighted to come ...
Tourists carve 'send nudes' into mossy Iceland hill
The growth is seen by many locals as toxic, with Airbnbs pushing out residents, Reykjavik heaving with travellers and the main sites swamped by camera-wielding visitors. Tour guide Árni Tryggvason, who has written a book about how tourists should ...
Travel back in time today at Árbær Museum
Today there are over 20 buildings at the museum, most of which have been relocated from Reykjavik centre. Even though there is a small “village” at the museum, there are farm animals in the fields which lends the area a proper, urban Icelandic feel ...
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