Icelandic Christmas & New Years

The Icelandic Christmas period is an intriguing mixture of religious practice and traditional folklore, beginning on 23 December and ending on Epiphany, 6 January.

J. and I spent part of our Christmas holidays in Reykjavík, taking advantage of Iceland Air’s free stopover between Seattle and London. Our thoughts?

  • it’s dark.
  • it’s cold. no, actually, really cold.
  • yule lads
  • kitty
  • reservations at restaurants
  • fireworks