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The Folklore of Lakes and Waterfalls in Iceland

The Folklore of Lakes and Waterfalls in Iceland

Emily Goodheart November 20, 2021 0

Iceland’s many lakes and waterfalls are steeped in myth and legend—ancient tales of fairy folk, hidden treasure and Norse gods surround these watery realms. Iceland’s folklore has been recorded since the 12th century, and

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Feel Like Screaming? Iceland Wants to Help.

Feel Like Screaming? Iceland Wants to Help.

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 21, 2020 0

Shelter-in-place orders. Mask-wearing edicts. Quarantine guidelines. Social-distancing rules. Flatten-the-curve requirements. Temperature-taking regulations. Public-health travel restrictions. In-person, back-to-school mandates. The coronavirus pandemic, with all the unwanted stressors it’s brought into your life, can sometimes make

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Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2019 0

There’s a myth that Iceland got its name because Viking settlers didn’t want people flocking to their verdant island. They wanted to make sure that their descriptor for the place would deter interlopers and

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Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 21, 2019 0

My guide was dead serious—or, at least, he seemed to be. He told me that there are elves in Iceland. He made this surprising statement while we were in his van, driving to Thingvellir

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