Food and fun festival - February
The name really says it all. "Reykjavik Food and Fun Festival" is an event which combines outstanding culinary skills, fresh natural ingredients, Icelandic outdoor adventure and the world-famous Reykjavik nightlife to create the ultimate recipe for fun. The festival is held annually the last week of February and now 2010 is the ninth anniversary. There are two elements of the festival which involves an international brigade of chefs and culinary people.
The Minke Whale diet
Everybody needs to eat and fish is a good healthy choice. Since the whales have no junk food available in the sea to distract them from healthy nourishment, they seem pretty happy with the healthy variety available under the surface and grow big and strong. Not much is known about exactly what the Minke Whales eat but according to researchers they feed themselves mainly on plankton, krill, capelin and Cod f.ex. Here are some photos to give these strange foreign words some meaning for you.
The Icelandic Halloween is today
If you are in Iceland don't be afraid if you see some of us running around in strange garments.....it's just our Icelandic Halloween day, we call it Öskudagur (or Ash-day). We want to point out few nice costumes choices (see photos below). Even though Spiderman and other superheroes are always popular our personal favourite is the whale-costume. It always provokes a nice smile from people's faces following with a nice warm hug. People just love the whales and we can’t blame them for it, we love them too:) If you don't find a nice whales-suit around the smiley-face is always a good one but since we are always smiling it just wouldn't make much difference. This day is a good excuse to dress up as your favourite superhero, try out your mother's wardrobe or walk down the main street as a whale, so go wild and have a happy Öskudagur!!! :D
Reykjavík Museum Night 12 February
The largest Museum Night ever will be held this Friday, 12 February. Over thirty museums all over the whole capital area will participate. Opening Ceremonies: The Love Walk. In conjunction with Reykjavik Museum Night, actress/writer Bergljót Arnalds conducts for the second time a love walk around Tjörnin lake... and more.