Given the recent freezing temperatures in Iceland, a large amount of snow now covers the country. As the bright winter sunlight shines on the white fluffy blanket, sharp glistening icicles form and hang precari... Read more ➞
Colourful as it is, the Icelandic languages is packed with peculiar idioms, some of which require a dose of explanation when translated. One such term is rassgat which, simply put, means asshole. But would you ... Read more ➞
Being dugleg/duglegur is considered a prized characteristic in Iceland, despite the word itself proving difficult to translate concisely into English. So what exactly does this strange Icelandic word mean?
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In honour of the brand-new tunnel between Eyjafjörður and Fnjóskadalur through Vaðlaheiði our Icelandic word of the week is:
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You may very well have heard of a White Christmas—popularised by Bing Crosby in the best-selling single of all time (50 million copies worldwide)—but it is far less likely you are aware of a Red Christmas, or i... Read more ➞