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ON WITH THE BUTTER! – Iceland journey: Good beginning a good ending together four creative Icelander.

There are many wonders, even in a cow’s head. This is an http://meetingbenches.com/ journey, where creative places and people invite you to travel. After our author’s journey in Azores Islands http://meetingbenches.com/2019/03/the-eden-you-should-not-want-to-leave-azores-islands-the-destination-at-your-tipping-point/, your basket of memories will enrich with something new, this time crossing the creative rainbow that embrace a piece of Iceland. City Walk Reykjavik https://citywalk.is/ is a free walking …

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NEVER TO HARM A LIVING CREATURES – Under the Glacier, novel by Halldór Laxness

Throughout your life, place poor above all others. What better way to get to know a country than diving headfirst into its literary world? Dive yourself into Iceland’s rich literary history, hearing from a writer inspired by Iceland? You can choose a bookstore in downtown Reykjavik. We advise you to choose a novel by Halldór Laxness, very useful for learning …

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SINGING THE REAL ME – Svala Björgvinsdóttir: Start singing, being part of electronic music bands.

Wonder of musical Icelandic world. When that cultural evening was born, nobody could imagine that it would become so famous. On the first Saturday after 18 August, the Menningarnótt is celebrate in Reykjavík, becoming an event that has become the biggest festival in Iceland. You too can join the many people who celebrate the creativity of life through a day …

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A PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN FORMS AND LINES – Gunnlauger Scheving: How people behave when they work.

When the artist develops symbolic images of the identity of man and nature. City Walk Reykjavik https://citywalk.is/ is a free walking tour. In all public swimming pools of Reykjavík, thanks to the abundance of geothermal energy, it is possible to swim outdoors throughout the year. One of the few beaches where the temperature of the water allows swimming without a …

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THE ATOM STATION – Novel, by Halldor Laxness

He was thinking that Icelanders are grateful to meet foreigners, who have heard of their country. And even more grateful to hear someone say, it deserves better. He was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer, influenced by modern currents in Germany and France. Halldór Laxness was born in Reykjavik, but spent his youth in the countryside. From the age of seventeen, he …

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LATENT MUSICAL TALENTS EMERGED IN ICELAND

Instrumental music (in the usual sense of that term) didn’t exist. Due to Iceland’s isolation centuries of musical development (on the European continent), had gone unnoticed. When the new music found its way to Iceland, the population proved to be more receptive. Latent creative talents soon emerged. In the 1980’s, Icelandic music was on the world music map with the emergence of …

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