Monday, December 31, 2012

Sólfar

Sólfar, the Sun Voyager, at Reykjavík's bay (Faxaflói) with Engey and Viðey islands in the background.

Reykjavík's last morning of 2012

A colourful beginning to the last day if the year...

The Fire Within

Inn í kviku (The fire within), sculpture exhibition at the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum (Ásmundursafn). Sculptures that reflect a simple, and peaceful, expression of tension (or lack thereof).







Saturday, December 29, 2012

town by the fjord

The church of Dalvík (Dalvíkurkirkja) and the town viewed from the distance on a clear day...



Friday, December 28, 2012

Sunset on road 82

Between Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík. After so many cloudy days, a glimpse of the noon sunrise on the road was a gorgeous surprise!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"Monster Truck" snow plow

How else could you keep Icelandic roads clear?  On route 1, between Akureyri and Grenivík.

Christmas

@ Akureyrarkirkja. Not being a believer does not mean you can't go to mass and wish a Merry Christmas! Gleðileg jól!



Monday, December 24, 2012

the colours of Christmas

@ Jólagarðurinn (The Yule Garden), south of Akureyri. Crafts, and sweets, colourful sweets!







road 821

A beautiful wintery road to a non-destination...









Mulled wine and fjords

@ Kaffi Ilmur, jolaglögg (mulled wine) and cookies with views to Eyjafjörður.

Skata @ 1862 Nordic Bistro

For December 23rd Icelanders hold a special dinner which includes what is, simply, fetid rotting ray (skata) and diabetes inducing desserts. Since they eat this stuff only today, curiosity won the upper hand:







snow and water, northern Iceland

Eyjafjörður, viewed from Akureyri.