Bolludagur celebrations on Icelandair

Cream buns were served onboard Icelandair last week as it gave its passengers a taste of some fun Icelandic traditions. 

The days before Lent are celebrated in a unique way in Iceland. On the Monday before Shrove Tuesday, Icelandair crew served cream buns to celebrate Bolludagur (‘Bun Day’), a day traditionally spent in Iceland consuming bollur – pastry buns filled with jam and cream, and topped with chocolate glaze.

Children onboard also received small bags of candy on Öskudagur (Ash Wednesday), a day celebrated like Icelandic Halloween.