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Iceland is not only known for its volcanoes, glaciers and ice, but also for its amazing waterfalls. These waterfalls are considered to be among the most powerful and beautiful in the world, but which ones are the best? Which waterfalls are worth visiting? Where in Iceland are they located? Continue reading to find out more...
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Q.I.F (Quite Interesting Facts) The total land area is 103,000 km2 which makes Iceland the second largest island in Europe after Great Britain. In 2018, the population of Iceland is 337,780 with immigrants make up 11% of the total population. Iceland does not have military forces but a member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)....
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Who does not want to switch off and relax after a long week of work? Sometimes it is difficult to do so in ones own home and hence Iceland found the perfect solution: Summer houses, which especially people from the capital area value greatly. Many Icelanders own their own summerhouses, which are often shared between...
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þorrablót - Icelandic traditional food
  “Have you tried Icelandic rotten shark or sheep testicles and sheep head?” This is one of the most common questions that tourists in Iceland have been asking. Now it is the season of Þorrablót festival during which we can experience this kind of weird food in Iceland. The festival starts on a Friday of...
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Today is Husband’s day in Iceland which is more commonly known as Bóndadagur. It is celebrated on the first day of þorri (the fourth month of winter according to the ancient Norse calendar) and dedicated to “the man of the house”. Wives and girlfriends pamper their man, giving him small presents, preparing a good meal...
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„How on earth did you end up in Iceland for your internship?“, “Where is it even located?”, “Is it not extremely cold there?”, “Will you be able to see trolls and elves?”, “Are you not afraid of the volcanoes?” and “Do Icelanders really only eat fish and whales?” These are just a few questions I...
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Satellite Maps of Iceland (present) At GJ-Travel, we always had a passion with maps. Guðmundur Jónasson, the founder of the company, contributed to change the way we understand Icelandic cartography in the highlands and central Iceland in general. By venturing with his first buses on unknown paths he opened for all Icelanders and tourists’ new...
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BUSINESS/SHOPPING/BANKING HOURS Office hours are generally 09:00-17:00. Shopping hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat from 10:00 to 13:00/14:00/15:00 or 16:00. Some supermarkets are open to 23:00 seven days a week or even 24 hours in the largest towns. Banking hours are Mon-Fri 09:15-16:00.   CURRENCY EXCHANGE The Icelandic monetary unit the “króna“. Coins are in denominations...
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Until recently, Icelandic food used to mean fish and lamb, potatoes and canned or frozen vegetables. Thankfully the country has moved on since then and is now a centre for excellent cuisine. If you’re looking to try a few typically Icelandic goodies, try hangikjöt (smoked lamb to eat in sandwiches), skýr – a delicious high-protein...
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