Icelandic Cuisine in “New Iceland” Canada

Austfjord slices rúllupylsa.
Austfjord slices rúllupylsa. MICAH GRUBERT VAN IDERSTINE

““There’s a definite link between us,” the Icelandic president, Guðni Jóhannesson, said on a recent visit to Gimli. It’s a love affair that Donna Austfjord and others around Gimli will keep feeding.”

Read the full Atlas Obscura article here

’27 Strange Icelandic Idioms and Phrases’

I found this amazing piece on Icelandic idioms and phrases posted by The Voyaging Viking. Here were my favorites:

Blind is a Bookless Man

Blindur er Bóklaus Maður

“Icelandic people read the most books in the world per capita. Reading is a huge part of the culture, and therefore this saying exists.”

You are such a Latte-drinking wool scarf

Þú ert nú meiri lattelepjandi lopatrefillinn

“Degrading term to someone that lives in Reykjavik.”

An absolute butt

Algjört rassgat

“If a baby, puppy, kitten, or something very cute then you would call it an absolute butt.”

Read the full article here!

University of Reykjavík

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Enjoying a latte during my last few hours in Reykjavík before flying into Toronto to return home and start to plan which programs I’ll be applying to at the University of Reykjavík. I know I want to obtain my Masters degree but I have awhile before I will be ready for that, so I am thinking of studying Icelandic in the meantime. The program doesn’t begin until the fall and I would like to be there sooner but we will see where more research leads me!