The island is still being formed anew between the continental plates of America and Europe. Volcanoes and fresh ideas erupt unexpectedly here again and again.
Iceland and the beer
Every year on March 1, Icelanders celebrate Bjórdagurinn. This day of beer commemorates the legalization of beer in 1989 after 75 years of prohibition.
Experience whales in Iceland
There is no whaling in Iceland anymore. Instead, whale watching is booming. The Whale Museum in Húsavík participates in the exploration of the gentle giants
How Icelanders bake bread
In Iceland, you go to bake bread with a shovel and rubber boots. The oven needs no electricity. It bubbles and hisses and is right by the lake
Hákarl. Shark snack from Iceland
Hákarl is considered a culinary test of courage on a trip to Iceland. Only processed the meat from the Greenland shark loses its toxic effect
How Iceland changed the world
Long rave for a wonderfully condensed book, only 255 pages for over 1000 years. How Iceland changed the World, Egill Bjarnason, Penguin Books. The big History of a small Country!
A facade artwork on the subject of migration in Reykjavik was a reminder of a piece of German-Icelandic history. Now it has had to make way for a construction project.
Soundtrack of the Day
In Reykjavik, Herakut reminds us to take every moment seriously. The artists make positive signs of life and thought in dark places of many cities.
A breed of guide sheep is bred in Iceland. The information center in Norður-Þingeyjarsýsla district provides information about herding sheep.
The P word
Icelanders have a sense of humor, but caution is still advised. Icelandic ponies may only be called horse in Iceland. Anything else is considered an insult.
The wish stone
The magic of the jasper stone. However, for the desired result, the instructions should be read in full beforehand. Life is not a wishful thinking concert.
Troll or dino?
In Iceland, all exposed rock formations have at least one story. Hvítserkur is said to have been a troll with a fear of Christianity.
Icelanders love the outdoor thermal bath. Volcanism has its good and bad sides. The elemental force provides energy, but can also be dangerous.
Iceland has so much geothermal energy that even the sidewalks in the capital Reykjavik are heated geothermally. In winter, this saves having to stand on the sidewalks.
If you don’t get depressed in the Icelandic winter, you come up with the craziest ideas. So does the Lady Brewery with a useful slightly sticky label
Iceland’s youngest volcano stopped spewing only a few months ago. The lava is jet black and heat still rises from its fissures
Iceland, where Wasabi grows
Wasabi, one of the most demanding plants of all, grows in Iceland’s harsh climate? Daringly, two Icelandic engineers choose the capricious Japanese pungent to create Iceland’s first export vegetable.
The photos of Georg Berg taken in Iceland can be licensed for all kinds of use at the international stock photo agency Alamy.