Iceland Featured on The Martha Stewart Show
The May 9 episode of “The Martha Stewart Show” was dubbed “The Iceland
Episode,” as Martha transported her audience to Iceland for the entire
show. The show featured a cooking segment, as Martha made a rich Noi
Sirius chocolate souffle with the Icelandic first lady, Dorrit
Moussaleff, using an assortment of Iceland's prized ingredients.
Giveaways from the Icelandic episode included a 66 North bag, Skyr and
butter (Icelandic dairy products sold at Whole Food Markets) and an
Iceland trip with Icelandair. Some of Martha's favorite Icelandic finds
are Reyka Vodka, Egils Gull beer from Olgerd Egils Skallagrimssonar,
Icelandic Cod and Saltverk Reykjaness salt. Guests included chef
Gunnar Gislason and Icelandic horse trainer Nicki Esdorn, but the star
of the show was Iceland’s first lady, Dorrit Moussaieff. They shared the
Icelandic culture, recipes, and other specialty products with Martha’s
captive audience. For more information and to watch the segment, click here
Viking Solstice Festival Slated for June 14th-17th
Viking Village in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, just south of Reykjavík, will
hold its annual Summer Solstice festival, which consists of Viking
clothing, instruments, jewelry, crafts, sword fights, and entertainment
from generations of Vikings from around the world. Whether an Iceland
native or on vacation, this is one of Iceland’s most historic and
celebrated festivals and shouldn’t be missed. Click here for more information.
To get your own piece of the Viking pillage and plunder, check out the Ask a Viking promotion from Icelandic Glacial on the Icelandic Glacial Facebook Page
and on Twitter at @AskAViking
Learn everything you ever wanted to know, from proper axe wielding to
relationship advice by tweeting your questions to @AskAViking. Icelandic
Glacial will have a real Viking standing by to respond to top tweets in
a weekly video series shown on the Icelandic Glacial Facebook Page. If
you can impress Icelandic Glacial with your Norseman narration, you can
win your own Viking Helmet!
Win a Honeymoon in Iceland!
When wedding bells are ringing, couples are planning their honeymoon
getaways. To join in on the wedding season, Iceland Naturally is excited
to announce the “Honeymoon in Iceland” contest! To enter, couples
should upload a photo of themselves to the Iceland Naturally Facebook
Page with a caption describing why the entrants deserve their honeymoon
in Iceland. Click here for more information.
Charming Cottages and Self-Drive Tour
Iceland's scenic beauty and natural wonders in the lap of luxury on
this 10-day self-drive tour with overnight stays in charming
accommodations. This holiday package is ideal for individual travelers
and families who want to explore Iceland on their own in the lavish
comforts of upscale cottages. Click here for further details.
Experience the Arctic North: Northern Lights Escape
to Northern Iceland this winter for fun and excitement in the lively
town of Akureyri for the Northern Lights Escape travel package between
October 1-31, 2012 and January 6-April 26, 2013. Starting at $909 a
person, the package includes airfare from Icelandair, accommodations in
Akureyri, a spa trip, and a Northern Lights sightseeing tour. Click here to learn more.
Golden Circle and Northern Lights
summer isn't the right time to visit Iceland, be sure to check out the
Golden Circle and Northern Lights travel package offered from October
1-December 15th, 2012. Starting at just $877 per person, the package
includes airfare from Icelandair, accommodations in Iceland's capital,
Reykjavik, a special guided tour of the Golden Circle region, steam
baths, and more. Click here to learn more. To learn more about this offer click here.
European Stopover Package
between North America and Europe? Why not plan a stopover to
Iceland? These packages from Iceland Travel will help any visitor
see all of Iceland’s hot spots in a one to two-night stay. Click here for further information.
Iceland in the News
Rose Leslie from HBO’s Game of Thrones Speaks with TV Guide
Save The Children Ranks Iceland Best Place for Children, Second for Mothers