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Unleash your inner Viking!

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/11/27/icelandic-portrait-studio-unleash-inner-viking/   At Gudmann Thor’s workplace in Reykjavik, clients rage towards him with a massive Viking sword. Every day. Advertisements

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You Need To See This Extraordinary Viking Pub In Iceland | Bored Panda

A mixed martial arts gym called Mjölnir MMA in Iceland just opened a Viking pub. They are located in a forrest in the center of Reykjavík. The bar is named Drukkstofa Óðins, Drukkstofa is an old icelandic word for pub.

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Iceland 2017 Calendar Now Live!

I have an Iceland Calendar for 2017! Available on Lulu HERE   Some of the photos included in the calendar:            ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based

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Seven days in the Viking age – a summary of The Viking Way – The Viking Way

A true living history project! One year ago, the project managers of Trondheim Vikinglag decided to make an event where reenactors and living history enthusiasts could gather to get back to the basics of what and why we are engaged

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Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland | Ancient Origins

In Icelandic folklore, the Huldufólk (meaning hidden people) are like elves. These beings are also said to be very similar to human beings, and live in little houses in the rocks. Source: Huldufolk: Supernatural Creatures Hiding in Iceland | Ancient

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7 Viking festivals to let loose your inner warrior

What’s summer without a goblet of mead and battle reenactments? Source: 7 Viking festivals to let loose your inner warrior

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Up Helly Aa!!!

Up Helly Aa is an annual celebration in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, honoring their Viking heritage with fire and ceremony. It’s a bit mad, a bit dangerous, and a lot of fun. Some day I shall make it to

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Stunning Isolation – Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Up along the northwest coast of Scotland, a small group of islands hug the coast. In total, these are called the Hebrides. The Outer Hebrides consist of the Isles of Lewis and Harris (really one island), North Uist, Benbecula, South

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Around the Golden Circle, or How to Dodge Tour Busses. 

Today we did the typical tourist thing and hit the big three attractions: Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss. However, we did it early enough to beat the tourists at the first stop. Not so much on the second ones. First stop

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