Marteinn Haraldsson founded the microbrewery Segull 67 in Siglufjördur in 2015 as a career changer / © Photo: Georg Berg

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.

Tail fin of a humpback whale. Numerous boats depart from Húsavík (Iceland) for whale watching. The highlight is the tail fin when the large mammals dive / © Photo: Georg Berg

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

Unusual baker's tool. A shovel is used to bury the baking molds and also to dig them up again / © Photo: Georg Berg

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

Greenland shark meat cannot be eaten without special preparation. It contains trimethylamine oxide, which is broken down during digestion to trimethylamine, which can be hazardous to health / © Photo: Georg Berg

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

Progress knows no pardon. Home is where you go. Family is what you make of it yourself. / © Photo: Georg Berg

Concealed art

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.

Isn't it our job as humans to collect great moments? / © Photo: Georg Berg

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.

Icelandic leader sheep / © Photo: Georg Berg

Leader Sheep

A breed of guide sheep is bred in Iceland. The information center in Norður-Þingeyjarsýsla district provides information about herding sheep.

Icelandic ponies must be called horse in Iceland / © Photo: Georg Berg

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.

Marteinn Haraldson, owner of the Segull 67 brewery, is pleased with a successful prank. He just made up the fantastic story / © Photo: Georg Berg

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.

The rock called Hvítserkur Troll is visible from a black sand beach. This 15 meter high basalt island resembles a dragon or a rhinoceros.
/ © Photo: Georg Berg

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.

Seljavellir Geothermal Pool / © Photo: Georg Berg

Outdoor pool

Icelanders love the outdoor thermal bath. Volcanism has its good and bad sides. The elemental force provides energy, but can also be dangerous.

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