Husband’s Day in Iceland (Bóndadagur)

This Friday (today) is bóndadagur, Husband’s Day here in Iceland, and though I don't tend to buy into all these 'hallmark holidays', I thought I'd share what this day is all about to Icelanders. 

Bóndadagur is a day where wives and girlfriends pamper their men and show their appreciation. Some give flowers, others treat their men to dinner out or prepare a steak served with the specially brewed þorri beer which you can buy at Vínbúðin. Many families also celebrate by eating the traditional þorri food. 

This day also marks the beginning of the old Icelandic month of þorri when the not-so-delicious fermented foods appear in the supermarket!! 

Husband’s Day in Iceland Bóndadagur

Konudagur or Women’s Day is in February


Sonia Nicolson

Hi, I'm Sonia from Edinburgh, Scotland. I relocated to Reykjavik, Iceland back in February 2016 to live life with my Viking, Ingimar (marrying summer 2017). I blog about Design, Travel and Lifestyle and upload a weekly 'Living in Iceland' vlog every Thursday on my YouTube channel