Food February In Iceland
Foodies unite! Iceland's yearly Food and Fun Festival gathers some of the world's best chefs at restaurants around Reykjavik this year from February 29 to March 4. Each guest chef will work with the staff of one restaurant to craft a special menu using only Icelandic ingredients, and offered for one week only. The chefs will be on hand on certain days, and the festival culminates in a chef competition on the last day for the title of Reykjavik Food and Fun Chef 2012. Find out more here.
Rainbow Reykjavik Festival
The new Rainbow Reykjavik Festival is inviting the LGBT crowd from around to the world to experience the amazing sights of Iceland with the fantastic music, great food, and nightlife of cosmopolitan Reykjavik from February 16-19. Click here for more info.
Arts And Artists Come To Iceland This March
March is a great month for art fans to come to Iceland with several events happening throughout the month. These events include lighting Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower, DesignMarch, the Reykjavik Fashion Festival and the Icelandic Music Experiment. To find out more about each of these events, click here.
Iceland in the News
"Sure enough, like the ghosts that haunted the photographs of Victorian hoaxers, appearing only after they were developed, when we look at our cameras the results are spellbinding. Wisps of green streak across a blue-black sky so starry that it could be snowing."
- Daily Mail reporter Sebastian Lander, from his trip to Iceland, chasing the elusive Northern Lights. Click here for more.
"Sequels to the northern lights, like last week's polar sky shows, are likely headed for Earth on a once-a-month basis for the next year or two, solar physics experts say."
- The January 30th edition of USA Today quotes space weather experts from the University of Michigan and NASA stating aurora activity will increase throughout 2012 to a peak in 2013. Click here for more.
"Contrary to this vision of fish-wielding pedestrians, the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik is a metropolis, albeit a subdued one. While its nightlife thrives on weekends, during the day the city is quiet and peaceful."
- The January/February edition of VENU magazine features an article wherein journalist Jenna Blumenfeld compares the rough landscape and challenges of Iceland to the refined pleasures of Iceland, and can be read right here.
"Thorisdottir is currently studying chemistry, and eventually plans to go to medical school. But given her current Crossfit success, she's making her athletic career a high priority."
- The 2011 Crossfit Games champion, 21-year old Icelander Annie Thorisdottir, was profiled in the December issue of Competitor magazine. The piece is not online yet, but keep an eye out for it. Congratulations, Annie.
DEALS OF THE MONTH
Gear up for an Icelandic-style safari where, lacking elephants, we use SuperJeeps. A SuperJeep is a standard truck, SUV or van that is modified according to strict regulations in Iceland. These specially equipped 4x4 vehicles have large tires designed to face demanding terrain and unpredictable weather both in winter and summer. This is a 4 day, 3 night expedition through snow, glaciers, rivers, mountains, black sandy beaches and many more incredible landscapes. Through April 6, click here for more info.
Take a five day vacation and immerse yourself in the natural treasures of Iceland for just $787* this April or May. This trip includes air, lodging, and a spectacular day starting with a SuperJeep adventure through Thingvellir National Park and the Cold Valley Mountain Pass, one of Europe's last wilderness areas. See Langjokull glacier, Surtshellir lava cave, and the Lava Waterfalls, and Europe's most powerful hot springs. This package includes time to spend a few days exploring Reykjavik or getting pampered at the Natura hotel's spa. Available dates: April 1 - May 23. Click here for more info.
Glaciers and Hot Springs
Ride a snowmobile on top of a glacier, enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time at the incredible geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Iceland with this tour. Highlights of the package include Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, majestic Gullfoss waterfall, and the famous Geysir geothermal area. Four days, three nights, travel dates Feb. 15 - April 19, for more info, click here.