Video | The Longest Icelandic Word: #AskGuðmundur

Ever find yourself wondering about the longest word in Icelandic? Or perhaps the word that even Icelanders have trouble pronouncing? Of course you do.

Thankfully, #AskGuðmundur (aka: the human search engine of Iceland) has taken upon themselves the responsibility of answering these important questions. Today, we turn to Guðmundur of the West for an answer.

Longest and most difficult word in Icelandic: Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúraútidyralyklakippuhringur

Translation: “A keychain ring for the outdoor key of road workers shed in a moor called Vaðlaheiði”

 


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Jólabókaflóð Giveaway! Enter to win – ends 12/22/16

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Icelanders have a long tradition of gifting books for Christmas and staying up late into the night to read them on Christmas Eve. This tradition is referred to as the jólabókaflóð or the Christmas Book Flood.

In honor of this tradition, we are giving away a book to one lucky winner! The winner will be announced Thursday morning so that we can ship the book to you in time for jólabókaflóð. Continue reading “Jólabókaflóð Giveaway! Enter to win – ends 12/22/16”

2016 HON-101 Lab Adventures: Experiencing Iceland in Maine

During the Fall 2016 Semester, USM Honors Freshmen who enrolled in the HON-101 Icelandic Sagas and Skalds class and the associated lab experienced Icelandic (and the greater North Atlantic) culture right here in Maine. As part of the lab activities, students enjoyed Icelandic style cuisine, learned about the International Marine Terminal, met local artist and USM graduate Justin Levesque, and met some friendly Icelandic horses. Here are some of those stories:
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Icelandic Music You Didn’t Know You Knew

Iceland has a robust, thriving, active music scene that offers up international sensations, bubbly techno, and even Reggae for our favorite TV shows, movies, and road trip mixes. While you book your flight for the next music festival, check out some of the artists that you may not have known you knew! Enjoy! Continue reading “Icelandic Music You Didn’t Know You Knew”