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News Iceland » Husavik: Why Iceland Is Turning Purple

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Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Two years before stepping on the moon, Neil Armstrong went salmon fishing in northern Iceland. A picture of him, standing by the river, is exhibited in a regional museum, but the image is so small I first assumed it was just a snapshot of leisure life in ...

News Iceland » Husavik: Husavik Journal; Gad, Alligators! Is Iceland Balmy, or Plain Barmy?

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Publication date: onday 01 October 2001

Here on Iceland's northern shore, the arctic grouse are already wearing their white winter coats as the snows fringing the peaks prepare to creep into the lanes of this tiny fishing town. Whoo! say the city fathers. What an excellent place to raise alligators.

News Iceland » Husavik: Husavik, Iceland 10 Day Weather

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Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

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News Iceland » Husavik: U.S. envoy sees tourism parallels with SouthCoast, Iceland

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Publication date: uesday 17 March 2015

Barber called the Whaling Museum a “tremendous” example of destination tourism that could be shared with similar locales in Iceland. “The opportunity to collaborate — that is, the museum and Husavik, Iceland — would be terrific and a great way ...

News Iceland » Husavik: Iceland's Golden Circle tour: Attractions and secrets

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Publication date: onday 03 April 2017

(CNN) — With dreamy landscapes and an out-of-this-world feel, it's not surprising that the Golden Circle tour is considered one of the best things to do in Iceland. The 300-kilometer (186 miles) road loop east of the capital Reykjavik neatly fits in a ...

News Iceland » Husavik: Spoiled by solitude in Iceland’s north

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Publication date: Friday 21 August 2015

The Vikings, it turns out, knew a thing or two about real estate and marketing. When the first Viking settlers came to Iceland, legend has it that they switched the name for the island with that of its closest neighbor — a move intended to encourage ...

News Iceland » Husavik: A local food scene burns in Iceland

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Publication date: Wednesday 30 May 2012

As you drive along northern Iceland ... potatoes -- food that had previously needed to be brought up from the country’s south, more than 400 miles away. When Hveravellir Farm constructed its first greenhouses around 20 miles from Husavik in 1933 ...

News Iceland » Husavik: Iceland's Penis Museum Got a New Specimen — And a Documentary

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Publication date: hursday 17 April 2014

he tells TIME. “This is serious collecting on my part ... and today the museum has specimens from every single mammal in Iceland as well as many foreign species, for a total of nearly 300. And yes, that’s every Icelandic mammal — which means ...

News Iceland » Husavik: Iceland museum of penises gets its first human specimen, 95-year-old deceased man makes donation

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Publication date: onday 11 April 2011

The collection at Iceland's most bizarre museum just got stranger ... The museum, located in the tiny town of Husavik, has been open since 1997 and has 209 specimens in its collection. The museum saw 11,000 visitors in 2009.

News Iceland » Husavik: Iceland's penis museum finally gets human specimen

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Publication date: onday 11 April 2011

In death, he is getting it: The 95-year-old Icelander's pickled penis will be the main attraction in one of his country's most bizarre museums. Sigurdur Hjartarson, who runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik ...