Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  4.02.17

Fun and tasty tapas at Tapasbarinn in central Reykjavík

Where to go for a fun dinner out with friends in Reykjavík. I can't think of a better place than Tapasbarinn.

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Go to Sjávargrillið for divine seafood lunch!

Wondering what is a tasty but affordable lunch in Reykjavík. The answer is always fish of the day - it's just a question of which restaurant to go to.

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The popular Snaps bistro in Reykjavík

Do you know the most happening restaurant in Reykjavík. Do you want to dine where the locals go.

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The Grillmarket restaurant in Reykjavík

Check out the mouth-watering Grillmarket in central Reykjavík. Best place to go with a varied group of people, as they do great steaks, fish, salads and burgers.

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Tungulending at the end of the road from Húsavík

What will you find at the end of the road. If the road you take is number 85 heading north from Húsavík, then you can take a left turn towards Tungulending - or Tongue Landing - and find one of Iceland's few fossil beaches.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  31.01.17

The three horny mountains of East Iceland

Have you ever been to east Iceland and admired its mountains. Have you ever heard of Iceland's 'Batman Mountain'.

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Von Mathús Gastropub in Hafnarfjörður

Looking for a restaurant with some tasty food and refreshing drinks outside of the busy Reykjavík city centre. Check out the lively Von Mathús gastropub if you're heading through Hafnarfjörður.

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Have you seen this woman?

We need your help. A young Icelandic girl, Birna, has been missing since Saturday morning at 5am.

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Kopar seafood restaurant in Reykjavík

I'm a big foodie and I've decided to start reviewing the restaurants in Reykjavík, starting with the oh-so-delicious Kopar restaurant by the Reykjavík harbour. On a cold winter night in January I had a table booked at Kopar restaurant, a place I had never been to before but heard great things about.

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Guide to Iceland's population

People often laugh at how small the Icelandic population is - but the Icelandic population is rapidly growing. How many people live in Iceland.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  15.11.16

Things to do during STORMS in Iceland!

'Tis the season... for stormy weather in Iceland.  Winter season in Iceland can be absolutely stunning, with cool and crisp sunny days, gorgeous northern light displays at night or fluffy soft snow gently enveloping everything in a white blanket.

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Hey Americans, do you want to move to Iceland?

I have a funny feeling there are a lot of American people that want to leave the USA in the upcoming days. In case a massive surge of women, minorities (and men) are looking to move abroad, then here are some tips on how to move to Iceland.

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See the supermoon in Iceland!

See the biggest supermoon for the past 70 years in Iceland in mid-november 2016. Supermoons are actually a rather frequent thing to happen, there are even supermoons happening in October, November and December of 2016.

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What are Icelandic women like?

Icelandic women and Icelandic girls are awesome. I know I'm pretty biased since I am one myself, but the rest of the world seems to be taking notice of this too. I quite often get asked this question: What are Icelandic women like.

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Is Miss Iceland too fat?

Icelandic feminists have found a new, very unlikely, role model: Miss Iceland 2015. Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was told she was too fat to take part in a beauty pageant, but she didn't cave in and go on a diet, break down and develop anorexia or tell the pageant organisers to go to hell - she just politely but firmly decided to stand up for herself - and sent a strong message to the objectifying, beauty obsessed world we live in today.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  13.10.16

Public breastfeeding is normal in Iceland!

Breastfeeding in public is not a big deal in Iceland. Turns out, other countries think it is a big deal.

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A week of incredible northern lights madness in Reykjavík!

Do you want to see what the northern lights look like on an iphone picture. Do you want to know where, when and how you can watch the northern lights.

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Local travels the ring road around Iceland: Northeast to Reykjavík

How do Icelanders travel in Iceland. Do you want tips from an Icelander for your ring road trip.

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Local travels the ring road around Iceland: South to east Iceland

How do Icelanders travel in Iceland. Do you want tips from an Icelander for your ring road trip.

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Local travels the ring road around Iceland: Reykjavík & south Iceland

How do Icelanders travel in Iceland. Do you want tips from an Icelander for your ring road trip.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  24.08.16

Bubbleball: A great group activity in Reykjavík!

If you're planning a bachelor or bachelorette party in Iceland, I can tell you the best option to book for it: Bubble Ball. It's also a great option for a group of friends, even if no-one is getting married ;) About a week ago I went to a Hen-Do (bachelorette party) for a friend of mine (we call them Geese Parties for women in Iceland, and Stag Parties for the men).

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Striptease in Reykjavík!

If you're coming to Iceland in search of seeing some women taking their clothes off in a strip-joint, you'll be sorely disappointed. However, you can catch a play about an Icelandic stripper at Tjarnarbíó theatre from the 24th of August until the 16th of September 2016.

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The best picks of Reykjavík Culture Night 2016!

Reykjavík is a city full of exciting culture. The best way to experience all the culture Reykjavík has to offer is to be in Reykjavík during Culture Night.

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Gay Pride and Ass Kombat in Iceland this weekend!

  This weekend is the oh-so-much-fun Gay Pride weekend in Iceland. All over town rainbow colours are adorning houses, buildings, offices and people.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  22.07.16

Sluts walk around in Reykjavík!

The annual SlutWalk in Reykjavík takes place on Saturday the 23rd of July 2016 for the sixth time. If you want to protest against rape culture and victim blaming, then join in for the SlutWalk or 'Druslugangan' walk that starts at 2pm from Hallgrímskirkja church and goes down Skólavörðustígur to Arnarhóll hill, where there will be some bands playing.

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Why are foreign men sending Icelandic women creepy messages?

The female staff at Guide to Iceland have been getting a lot of friend requests from foreign guys recently. I'm not so surprised, we've got a pretty talented (and good looking) team, but foreign men seem to be particularly interested in Icelandic women these days.

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Iceland's football team is back home :)

In case you were wondering how the Icelandic football team was greeted when they came back home yesterday, you can find your answer here above. After driving through downtown Reykjavík on a double decker bus, the team arrived at Arnarhóll, where most people have been watching the games, and did a little HÚ chant with the crowd.

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Iceland is out of EURO 2016, but we're still celebrating!

Iceland is out of the European Championship after being defeated by the host team France. Congratulations France, and congratulations Iceland on making it this far and making your country proud.

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Iceland's Viking battlecry may help beat the French!

Iceland has a way of celebrating victory in football. Foreign media calls it Iceland's battlecry, Iceland's Viking Chant, Iceland's Viking war cry or Iceland's Clapping Chant, although in Iceland mostly people just call it HÚ.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  1.07.16

Tjarnarbíó: Independent theatre in Reykjavík - theatre shows in English!

What's the Icelandic theatre scene like. Learn about the independent theatre scene in Iceland here.

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Iceland beats England celebrations and aftermath

Yesterday after Iceland secured its place in the round of 8 in the European Championships, a street party erupted in Reykjavík. Long after the match was over, people were dancing and singing into the bright and clear summer night.

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Iceland beats England 2-1!!!!!! Iceland is through to the round of 8!!!!!

2-1. Iceland and England just competed in the round of 16 game.

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Iceland is through to the round of 16 in EURO 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iceland 2, Austria 1. It's official, Iceland is through to the round of 16 in the European Championship 2016.

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Will Iceland get through to the round of 16 in EURO 2016?

Everyone is talking about EURO 2016 in Iceland. That includes people that dislike football.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  14.06.16

Iceland in UEFA EURO 2016!

Last night Iceland's male football team debuted in a major championship: The quarter-finals of the European Championships. Iceland is a country with a very small population.

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Iceland is a feminist hell full of bastards!

Icelanders are all bastards living in a feminist hell. According to some priest in Arizona at least.

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Best summer events in Iceland 2016!

I'm pretty excited about this summer. There's one (main) reason: I'm moving back to Iceland.

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Will Iceland's prime minister resign?

The Panama papers are the biggest data leak in history. HUGE protest about to take place in Iceland today.

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Northern Lights visible in Iceland in SUMMER 2016!

UPDATE: This was the April Fool's prank I made in 2016. It's (mainly) total bullshit.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  11.02.16

Glimpses of Reykjavík in wintertime...

Reykjavík greeted me with a fresh layer of snow when I woke up this morning, not even the slightest breeze and a clear blue sky. Same as it did yesterday, bar the fresh layer of snow.

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Bun Day, Explosion Day (Mardi Gras) and Ash (Wednes)Day in Iceland :)

Iceland has a fun tradition that includes cream and chocolate buns, salted meat, bags of ash, costumes and singing. And today marks the last day of this 3 day celebration.

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Just another stormy winter day in Iceland...

Icelandic winter days can be extremely beautiful and still, with crisp, clean air and the sun shining. And on other days, they're really not.

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Sónar music festival in Reykjavík in February 2016

Did you know that the music festival Sónar, that originates in Barcelona, has been held in Reykjavík the last few years. 2016 marks the fourth year that Sónar Reykjavík is held - and I'll tell you why you should buy a ticket this year.

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Long live David Bowie!

"Come to Iceland - it's quite good. " - David Bowie, 1996 After an incredibly successful career, David Bowie went out in style 2 days after his 69 year old birthday, when he released a brand new album, Blackstar.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  26.12.15

Chasing the Light in Iceland - photography film

I just watched a great film about photography in Iceland. It's called Light Hunter, by the well known Switz photographer Stefan Forster.

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A massive storm hits Iceland - see the devastation!

December has been a month of snow and storms in Iceland. Reykjavík has already had a record breaking month of snowfall, with the snow measuring 42cm this December, breaking a record of 33cm.

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Snow lanterns in Reykjavík

Arts and crafts from ice and snow. Find tips on how to make Icelandic ice haberdashery :) It has been snowing a lot in Reykjavík lately.

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Hótel Sigló has the Christmas spirit!

What happens when you get stranded in snow in Iceland. Good hospitality it seems, at least if you're stuck at Hotel Siglo in North Iceland.

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Icelandic horseback riding: Tölt

The Icelandic horse is pretty unique. It's the only horse in the world that has an extra gait called 'tölt', the 'Rolls Royce of horseback riding' as I heard on this great horseback riding trip through lava fields just outside of Reykjavík last week.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  11.11.15

Helicopter flight to Mt Esjan

Saturday last week was a stunning day. There was not a single cloud in the sky and not even the slightest breeze.

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Iceland's Emergency Call!

You may start seeing this hunky guy above, the one in the middle that knows a thing or two about car repair, around the streets of Reykjavík and in places all over Iceland in the next few days and weeks. Today, (Thursday the 5th of November) until Saturday (the 7th) volunteers from the Icelandic rescue teams will be selling this guy on a keychain for a mere 2000 ISK.

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The Future is Now!

The 21st of October 2015, is when Marty McFly and the Doc come to the future. That's TODAY.

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Reykjavík Bacon Festival

OHHHH BACON. Who doesn't like bacon.

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Reykjavík Gay Pride

The Icelandic Gay Pride Weekend is the second weekend of August every year. In fact, Reykjavík Pride started yesterday (Tuesday the 4th of August) and ends this Sunday - so the weekend has been extended.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  15.07.15

Slut walk in Reykjavík

Reykjavík's Slut Walk is happening for the fifth time in 2015. It's taking place on the 25th of July and starts at 2pm in front of Hallgrímskirkja church.

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Food and music in Reykjavík

Do you like food. Do you like music.

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Half day tour horseback riding in Reykjavík

Have you checked out the Icelandic horses. If you've never been horseback riding before, the Icelandic horses are a good starting point since they are smaller than other horses.

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The beautiful midnight sun in Iceland

The sun sure knows how to put on a spectacle in Iceland. Last night the sunset/sunrise was incredibly beautiful.

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Iceland is the safest country in the world

According to the Global Peace Index Iceland is the safest country in the world, for the 5th time in a row. They first started releasing the list of the most peaceful countries in 2007, when Iceland was not taken into account since some reliable data was missing, according to Wikipedia.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  22.06.15

Secret Solstice 2015

Yesterday was the last day of Secret Solstice festival - and by far the best day. Secret Solstice 2015 was held in Laugardalur (Pool valley) in Reykjavík from 19th to 21st of June, starting at noon Friday and finishing just after midnight last night (Sunday).

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100 years of women voting

On the 19th of June in 1915 the first Icelandic women got the right to vote. 2015 marks 100 years of women's right to vote in Iceland. To begin with, in 1915 only women aged 40 and over were allowed to vote, whereas men from the age of 25 had the right to vote.

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Iceland's Independence Day

17th of June is Iceland's independence day. Iceland gained independence from Denmark in the year 1944.

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Hike to a free concert with Ásgeir Trausti!

Are you a fan of hiking and good music. Tomorrow evening there will be a free concert with Ásgeir Trausti on the top of Esjan, the mountain overlooking Reykjavík.

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Iceland's Eurovision Song Contest History

Happy Eurovision week. :) The next competition takes place on Saturday, 23rd of May 2015 - with semi-finals taking part on Tuesday 19th of May and Thursday 21st of May.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  29.04.15

Support Nepal by going whale watching!

A huge earthquake shook Nepal on the 25th of April, as the world is so painfully aware of. Thousands of people died and thousands more are injured.

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RuPaul's Drag Race in Reykjavík!

RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition TV series that is having a show in Iceland TONIGHT. In 2014, TV Guide Magazine ranked the series as one of its 20 best television series picks of the year.

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Harpa: Reykjavík's Concert and Conference Hall

Have you been to Reykjavík's concert and conference hall, Harpa. Besides concerts and conferences events include gigs, theatre, stand-up comedy, musicals, art exhibitions, music festivals and the building has even been used as a screen to play the computer game Pong on it.

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The Icelandic Circus

Did you know there is a circus in Iceland. A totally Icelandic circus, that tours the country.

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Free The Willy!

Update: This article was an April's Fool prank, sadly. Only the "#FreeTheWilly being popular part" and the "student's blog piece" are untrue, everything else is true :) so, you can keep on supporting #FreeTheNipple (or start supporting #FreeTheWilly - I wouldn't mind.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  26.03.15

Free the nipple!

Remember today, 26th of March 2015. Today may have been somewhat of a historical day in Iceland.

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Solar eclipse in Iceland on 20th of March 2015!

On Friday the 20th of March spring equinox occurs in Iceland. On the same day, there will be a supermoon.

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Movember...? No, Moustache March!

Around the world a month is dedicated to cancer awareness by men growing moustaches, in most countries this takes place in November and the month is renamed as Movember. In Iceland on the other hand, this month is March - aptly named Mottumars - or Moustache March.

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Stockfish: A new film festival in Iceland

  In light of the Oscar awards having been dealt out last night in America, I think it's worth mentioning some European movies as well. Iceland boasts some very good films - and indeed an Icelander, Jóhann Jóhannsson, was nominated for an Oscar last night for the soundtrack of The Theory of Everything, although he sadly didn't win.  Only one Icelandic movie has ever been nominated for the best foreign movie at the Oscars, Children of Nature.

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Skrillex for Valentine’s Day?

Now that the holidays are over and the January blues has faded away, then it’s getting nearer to Valentine’s Day. Whereas I’m all up for celebrating love and being in love and spreading love and having a lovely time, I’m not one of those people that celebrates Valentine’s day.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  16.06.14

The best fish restaurant in Iceland is in Ísafjörður!

I'm aching to go back to Iceland. I haven't been since Easter and Easter was just one of the best holidays I've had in Iceland.

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Tales of Iceland

A couple of months ago I received an e-mail from a guy called Stephen Markley. I have never met Stephen in real life but today I feel like I know him intimately.

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Filming in Iceland this week!

I haven't written anything in a while now. Last time I was in Iceland was in June, when I had a wonderful time dining out, snowmobiling, chilling in the Blue Lagoon and going to ATP Festival.

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The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is amazing!

The Blue lagoon spa in Iceland is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I think I can agree to that.

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Festival summer in Iceland!

Last weekend was pretty great. I went to a music festival called Field Day in London on the Saturday and then to Brighton for 3 days from Sunday to Tuesday.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  17.05.13

IWONTPUL - The Best Kept Secret From Iceland

This year marks the 6 year anniversary of an international festival that started in Iceland. A festival that thousands of people all over the world have participated in - but nonetheless nobody really knows anything about it.

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What Are Friends For?

Guide to Iceland was started by a group of friends. Friends that want to help each other out.

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Please send the first Icelandic woman to space!

I Need your help to go to space. I've entered a competition in order to go to space - if I do, I'll be the first Icelandic woman to go to space.

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Having a Lazy Day in Reykjavík vs London

Today is just one of those days that I don't know what to do and don't really feel like doing anything - but still want to do something. Those days are weird, aren't they.

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Send Me Around The World!

Do you want to help a fellow traveller fulfill her travel dreams. If so, please Vote for me.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  10.03.13

Some People Say I'm Crazy, I Just Say I'm Icelandic

  For some reason, I've been called 'crazy' by a lot of people I've met in my life. Now, I've never known why - and people never give me a proper explanation why they say this.

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Send Me To Space!

Please be kind and send me to space. I've entered a competition to go to space.

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Sex and Nudity

I have noticed that perceptions of sex and nudity in Iceland are a bit odd to some people.  So I went out last night with a group of friends and was talking to an English friend of mine that suggested I should write a blog about how open Icelandic people are about sex. (Which is obviously a great idea because everyone is going to want to read about that – and I have so much to say on the topic.

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My Sociable Problem...

OK, I have a bit of a sociable problem. The thing is, I like to make friends with everyone.

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Dance in Reykjavík

  I've recently acquired a boyfriend and even more recently convinced him to partake in his first ever dance classes. I myself dance Argentinian tango and have dabbled with various other forms of dance, such as belly dancing, hip hop, african dance, zumba, ballroom, salsa, samba and most recently contemporary.

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Nanna Gunnarsdóttir

 •  27.01.13

Reykjavík: A big small city part 1: Music

Often when I talk to foreigners they ask me how big Iceland is and what the population is. In fact, the country is not so small in landmass - not so much smaller then England, bigger than Ireland, Scotland, Portugal and about twice and a half the size of Denmark.

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p.s. on What Not To Say: Ice vs Fin

Another annoying thing to say to an Icelander that my sister so politely reminded me of: You tell someone you're from Iceland. They say fine, OK, whatever - conversation resumes.

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What not to say to Icelanders

OK, so after my last blog a friend agreed that she constantly gets the same reply as me, when she says she's from Iceland. And another (foreign) friend asked me to write key phrases.

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Hot Iceland

    I live in London. Pretty much every time I tell people I'm from Iceland people answer by saying "Brrrrr, well you must be used to the cold then.

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An actress and a food addict based in 101 Reykjavík (what locals call a 'downtown rat'). I've lived around the world, in Brazil, Spain, Norway, Argentina, England and Estonia - and besides Icelandic I speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and Norwegian. If you need tips about Icelandic culture, food, theatre, dance, art and what to do in Reykjavík - get in touch! I've also travelled extensively in Iceland, so if you need some nature tips, I've got some of them too.

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