Everyone likes beer especially the Icelanders, we even celebrate our own national beer day on March the 1st.
Last year 340,000 cans of beer were consumed on that day and there are only 318,000 people
in the whole country!
The nations biggest beer brands are Víking and Egils Gull, we are also known for our small indepentent microbrewery companies such as Kaldi, Einstök og Bríó.
First day of summer.
First day of summer has already passed but the picture below describes more what is going on then the word summer does. It is freezing still and snowing up north. My suggestion is that we move the first day of summer one monta ahead.
First day of summer!
In First Day of Summer is celebrated in Iceland with a holiday on the third Thursday in April. Traditionally, the weather is anything but summery but this year it seem very promising for a sunny day and hopefully a fantastic summer.
The new year here in Iceland is off at a great start.
The northern lights are glowing and the good spirits are flowing:)
The days are gettng brighter and brighter adding about 5 minutes to each day every 24 hours.
We here at Reykjavik apartments hope that your new year is also off at a terrfic start:)
The northern lights are here!
The northern lights are starting to appear in the sky here in Iceland and have been amazing the last couple of nights.
The northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, can be experienced in Iceland during the winter time, especially on those clear, crisp nights, where they appear in a variety of colours and intensity, either twirling gently in shades of milky green, or occasionally blazing in a wild and multi-coloured dance across the night sky.
The northern lights seen from Reykjavik on October 14th. 2013.
Is winter coming early this year?
After a rainy summer this year 2013 we are starting to feel that winter is around the corner here in Iceland. Leaves are falling from the trees in all colors and Icelandic farmers have started collecting their sheep in the so called "Réttir" to sort them and get them inside before winter.
The sunset is spectacular during this time of year and can be seen around 7:30 in the evening. The nights are getting dark again and the northern lights may start to appear in the sky.
The weather in Iceland can be tricky and change rapidly during this time of year so we recommend that you check the weatherforecast before you decide where to go and explore the country and it's nature.
The sunset in Iceland 22.09 2013.