Bolholt Guesthouse

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Bolholt 6, Reykjavik, 105, Iceland
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Corrugated iron houses in Reykjavík.Corrugated iron houses in Reykjavík.

A protest in October 2010.A protest in October 2010.

Crowd at the Perlan book-market.Crowd at the Perlan book-market.

In visit Arnarhóll hill often.In visit Arnarhóll hill often.

Forum Posts

Dog sledding in Iceland!

by carloarg02

Does anybody have recommendations for dog sledding or snow-mobiling in Iceland? I'm looking for day trips from Reykjavík. Thanks!

Re: Dog sledding in Iceland!

by Odinnthor

Plenty of dog sledding to be had in Iceland, and it is available year around. Handy to have glaciers.....

With some luck you might be able to see the Northern Lights as well. It is futile to try to describe them. You must simply see them to understand.....
Here is a look:

Here are a couple of links for dogsledding:

..and a hotel with dogsledding connections:

Who says that November is not a good time to go to;o)
Hope this adds to your quest! Good luck!

Travel Tips for Reykjavík

BJÖRK Guðmundsdóttir - the singer.

by Regina1965

Björk Guðmundsdóttir is Iceland's most famous international singers. She had an outside concert here in Reykjavík in Laugardalur walley in June 2008 for the conservation of the environment. It was very well attended as you can see from the photos. At least two VT-members attended, that I know of, myself and Ove who was in Reykjavík for a visit.

Björk and I went to school together from the age of 8-15 as we are born in the same year 1965.

Her official site is Björk.

Metal houses

by seamandrew

Something you may or may not notice is that most of the houses in Reykjavik are not made out of wood. Most are made of corrugated metal or cement/plaster due to the lack of wood around the country. Iceland has historically used driftwood as it's major source of wood. This driftwood floated to Iceland from Norway and Greenland. Unfortunately, it's not enough wood to build enough houses for all the people of Iceland. Most of the forests today, are highly protected in Iceland because they make up such a small part of Iceland's fragile landscape. There are numerous conservation efforts afoot to restore the once lush landscape, but this process will take time. Perhaps something can be learned about the way the houses are made here. They're probably a bit more weather resistant and they help conserve forests. Plus, they're cute!

Pure Icelandic water.

by Regina1965

Although our hot water is geothermal water and has a distinctive smell, our cold water is very pure. You can drink our cold water from the tap and we have big reserves of pure cold water. I have read that we have one of the biggest water reserves in the world.

So you really don't have to buy bottled water here, if you have bought a bottle at the airport f.ex., just refill it with water from the tap.

Sodastream is big here in Reykjavík, you just fill your bottle with pure water from the tap and "sodastream" it and get your own homemade fizzy water :) I use that a lot.

But despite the clean water we have in abundance, we Icelanders drink a LOT of soda pop here, gigantic amounts of soda pop really. I guess we do not always appreciate what is right in front of us.

Dried fish - Harðfiskur.

by Regina1965

Like skyr, dried fish is one of Iceland´s traditional, stable food, it is very popular here and we use it as snacks and provisions when we travel. The most popular dried fish is cod, haddock, halibut and cat-fish. It is traditionally eaten with butter, but you can eat it as it is. The fillets of the fish are traditionally dried outside during the winter-months for 4-6 weeks and beaten when they are dry enough, to soften them up. You might notice the fish hanging outside in some places if you visit Iceland during September-May. There is also a method for drying it inside, simulating the outside conditions.

Dried fish is very healthy, and contains up to 80-85% quality proteins. It belongs to the category of "functional foods" i.e. it contains bioactive properties which promote health.

There is also another type of drying the whole (gutted) fish, we call it skreið and sell it to Nigeria f.ex. where it is very popular.

The only problem with dried fish is that it is expensive due to the amount of fish needed, as it reduces in weight more than tenfold by drying it like this. But by drying fish like this the protein account multiplies. But I remember that dried fish was not so expensive when I was younger and we ate it a lot. I know that a lot of Icelanders have commented on this and don't buy it now as it is just too expensive.

Dried fish replaced bread in the past centuries in Iceland, up to some extent. You can buy it in grocery stores, at Kolaportið flea-market and in almost every shop along the high-way.

I add the Icelandic names of the most common dried fish translated into English:

Ýsa = haddock
Þorskur = cod
Lúða = halibut
Steinbítur = cat-fish


by acemj

I was in Reykjavik on a national holiday, the First Day of Summer (Sumardagurrin fyrsti), so I had the opportunity to see kids and families relaxind and many of them were out exercising around town.


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Address: Bolholt 6, Reykjavik, 105, Iceland