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Dateline Iceland: June 2012

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

The 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.

Travel Deals

Charming Cottages and Self-Drive Tour

Experience 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

Travel 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

If 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

Flying 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

TV Guide

Rose Leslie from HBO’s Game of Thrones Speaks with TV Guide


Iceland Best Place for Children

Save The Children Ranks Iceland Best Place for Children, Second for Mothers


Wall Street Journal

In European Crisis, Iceland Emerges as an Island of Recovery 


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