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Christmas in Iceland is Just Around the Corner!


Iceland is known for its unique holiday traditions, including the country’s 13 Santa Clauses or “Yuletide Lads.” If you’re visiting Iceland this holiday season, be sure to spend time in Reykjavik, which CNN has nominated as one of the five most interesting Christmas destinations two years in a row. Click here to book your holiday trip to Iceland with these amazing travel deals!
 
For those of you who wish to bring Reykjavik's unique Christmas traditions home, enjoy this special gift from Blue Lagoon: free shipping through November 21 on all skin care products! Click here for Blue Lagoon’s promotional code and to learn more about Iceland’s Christmas traditions.

Iceland Airwaves Recap


Iceland’s annual music festival, featuring more than 200 performers, took place last week from October 31 - November 4. Rolling Stone has called Iceland Airwaves “the hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar,” and this year did not disappoint! Click here for a complete recap and to watch videos from the festival.

Winner Selected for Boot Up Iceland Adventure Sweeps 


Congratulations to Zachary Wist, winner of the Boot Up Iceland Adventure Sweepstakes! Zachary has won a five-day trip to Iceland sponsored by Iceland Naturally, The Gear Junkie, and ECCO. Click here to learn more about the prize and discover how you can book a similar trip.

Travel Deals

Golden Circle & Northern Lights Vacation from Icelandair


This fantastic deal from Icelandair includes round-trip airfare, a three-night hotel stay, guided Golden Circle Tour, Northern Lights Tour and more! Starting at just $907 per person, this deal should not be missed. Click here to reserve your trip to Iceland!

In The News

Fast Company


Fast Company’s Co. Design Blog featured Icelandic artist Siggi Eggertsson, a graphic designer and illustrator who uses a unique art technique to design illustrations of Iceland.

Reuters


Icelanders voted in favor of their crowd-sourced constitution, which includes ideas from Facebook and Twitter, in an October referendum. 

Icelandic Events at "Nordic Cool" at Kennedy Center


Tickets are now on sale for Nordic Cool 2013 in Washington, DC! Presented by The Kennedy Center, Nordic Cool 2013 is a month-long international festival of theater, dance, music, visual arts, literature, design, cuisine, and film that highlights the diverse cultures of the Nordic countries. The festival runs from February 19 to March 17, 2013. Click here for tickets and a list of the festival’s Icelandic events.

Christmas Travel Deals from Iceland Travel


Spend the weeks leading up to Christmas (or Christmas itself!) in Iceland with these amazing deals from Iceland Travel! The beauty of winter will be on full display this holiday season as Iceland glitters with fresh snow and festive decor. Click here to book your holiday trip to Iceland!

 

Winter Wellness Spa Getaway from Icelandair


Revive yourself with a visit to Reykjavik and bask in its crisp, clean air and geothermal pools. Relax and recharge your body and soul while enjoying the spectacular nature Iceland has to offer. Double occupancy rooms start at $877. Click here to pamper yourself in Iceland!

 

The Atlantic


Although Iceland sees just 4 hours of daylight in December, Icelanders have a very low prevalence of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) at just four percent. Find out what part of their diet makes Icelanders among the happiest people in the world.
SPIN

Sigur Ros has selected a winner for their Mystery Film Experiment, which invited filmmakers and video directors to create an original video for a chosen track from their new album Valtari.

All Things Icelandic

Imagine Peace Tower Is Relit


Yoko Ono presented a LennonOno Grant for Peace award to Lady Gaga at the relighting of the Imagine Peace Tower on October 9.

Iceland Grows as a Tourism Hot Spot


Tourists visiting Iceland more than double the number of locals.

Song of the Vikings – New Novel Celebrates Nordic Myths


Award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown takes readers back to medieval Iceland to introduce Snorri Sturluson, the greatest storyteller of the period.

    

‘The Deep’ Could Land Iceland a 2013 Academy Award


Baltasar Kormakur’s The Deep will represent Iceland in the Oscars’ foreign-language film category.

Christoph Waltz and Michael Douglas to Star in ‘Reykjavik’


The upcoming film tells the riveting story of the 1968 summit in Iceland’s capital where Gorbachev and Reagan met to end the Cold War.

Photographer Turns Iceland's Landscapes Into Abstractions


A Dutch photographer affixed his camera to a kite and guided it across Iceland, capturing beautiful abstract images from 30 to 300 feet above the ground.

    

A Taste of Iceland in Seattle: Complete Recap


Learn about the weekend’s events from Iceland Naturally’s Official Correspondent.

American Director Takes Home Top Prize at RIFF


Benh Zeitlin was awarded the Golden Puffin award for his film Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting


Register to attend the IACC annual meeting on November 29 in New York City.
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