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1. Halldor Laxness
Halldor Laxness
Icelanders have always had a tendency towards books, towards reading and storytelling. The nation's writing tradition dates back to people like Ari the Wise (1067-1148 AD) and Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241). This article is about the life and work of the only Icelander to have received a Nobel Priz...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34
2. Nature Scenes from Iceland
Nature Scenes from Iceland
"Iceland? Is that up in Canada?" I was in a taxi in New York City back in 1994 when the cabdriver asked me this question. I may not remember exactly how I replied, but I think it was something like: "No, it's actually a large island in the North-Atlantic Ocean". So now you know too, in case you w...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:34:06
3. Magnus Magnusson Smith
Magnus Magnusson Smith
Heimskringla (which could perhaps be translated as "The Globe"), an Icelandic newspaper in Canada,founded by Icelander Frimann B Anderson in 1886, had excellent news to report on 13th April 1899. The Icelandic Brass Band saluted Magnus Magnusson Smith, newly crowned Canadian Chess Champion (to th...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:32
4. New Iceland
New Iceland
Imagine Iceland in 1875. This is a rural society where most people are very poor but try their best under hard conditions to live off the land. Winter is long, dark and cold. During the darkest months, there are ony a few hours of daylight. Life is definitely not easy. People are heavily dependan...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:34:48
5. Akureyri
Akureyri is a town located deep in the magnificent Eyjafjordur fiord in North Iceland. With a population of about 18 thousand, it is Iceland's second largest urban area (behind the Greater Reykjavik area). So as you see, there aren't that many big cities in Iceland. Which is why a trip there is i...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:35
6. Chess for Everyone!
Chess for Everyone!
Today we're going to learn a game that's been played for thousands of years, and is often called (with good reason) the king of games. I am of course talking about chess, which today is played by millions of people all over the world, both as a competitive sport and as a fun recreation. Let's get...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:32

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