Tag: Iceland

Icelandics are Book Worms

Iceland is a nation of book worms. There is a term in Icelandic called jólabókaflóð, the Christmas book flood. It refers to the great number of books published before Christmas, as books are popular Christmas presents.

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Northernmost City in the World

Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, is the northernmost city of any sovereign state in the world. It doesn’t get that cold though. Average temperature in Reykjavik in January is just about the same as in New York.

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Ash Wednesday in Iceland

Ash Wednesday is called Oskudagur, and the traditions around it are related to pranks and children. People collect ash in small bags called Oskupokar and try to tie them secretly to other people’s clothing.

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