Oaisis

31 08 2013

Skrudur is Iceland’s oldest botanical gardens, and was founded in 1905 by a local vicar, Rev Sigtryggur Gudlaugsson. It was once a research and teaching facility, but is now open to the public free of charge. It is beautifully looked after and has a variety of interesting statues, plants and colors!

This garden stands out in Iceland where there are no trees.

This garden stands out in Iceland where there are no trees.

If you only look closely, it  seems just like the tropics!

If you only look closely, it seems just like the tropics!

 





A Perfect Mirror

30 08 2013
The waters of Önundafjörður were so flat, it was nearly impossible to tell up from down!

Finally a fantastic summer day! The waters of Önundafjörður were so flat, it was nearly impossible to tell up from down!





Up Kubbi!

29 08 2013
We made it to the top! 346m/1135ft. I promised Kim a tremendous view, but the fog rolled in! To be climbed again...

We made it to the top! 346m/1135ft. I promised Kim a tremendous view, but the fog rolled in! To be climbed again…





Bandý

28 08 2013

Bandy is played on ice, using a single round ball. Two teams of 11 players each compete to get the ball into the other team’s goal using sticks. It is like hockey meets soccer.

Bandý is designed to be played on a rectangle of ice-field which is the same size as a soccer field - but we usually play in the gym inside or outside on the fake turf.

Bandý is designed to be played on a rectangle of ice-field which is the same size as a soccer field – but we usually play in the gym inside or outside on the fake turf.





All bent over

27 08 2013
Back when I was a baby, my mom would leave me in the blueberries with Mrs. K, where I would sit all day stuffing my face with blueberries.

Everyone in town is in the mountains, bent over, picking blueberries. Back when I was a baby, my mom would leave me in the blueberries with Mrs. K, where I would sit all day stuffing my face with blueberries. After my run today, I still ate many blueberries, but I also managed to pick some to bring home too!





Pilot Whales in Súgandafirði

26 08 2013
Two pilot whales have been observed near Suðureyri the past few days. They are rarely seen in Iceland. Photo by Robert Schmidt

Two pilot whales have been observed near Suðureyri the past few days. They are rarely seen in Iceland. Photo by Robert Schmidt





Infinity Waterfall

25 08 2013
The beginning of Mongufoss is somewhere in the clouds. It was much more impressive when the fog blew away.

The beginning of Mongufoss is somewhere in the clouds. It was much more impressive when the fog blew away.