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Archive for August, 2014

It happened – the volcano erupted! Posted by on Aug 29, 2014

Good morning everyone, it’s currently around eight in the morning in Iceland and the news about the volcano are everywhere. There’s been an eruption to the north of Dyngjujökull (which is a name for one part of Vatnajökull on the north side) – see the English news about it here. And naturally… er eldgosið? Check…

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Iceland’s ice cream day. Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

Despite the volcanic activity life in Iceland goes on as usual. I’m still following the volcanic activity in the (now somewhat faultily named) post Bárðarbunga eruption just hours away? but meanwhile let’s look at what else is going on on this little island. Hveragerði is a small town on the south coast of Iceland that’s…

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Bárðarbunga eruption just hours away? Posted by on Aug 18, 2014

Bárðarbunga volcano woke up on the night of the 16th August and by six in the afternoon it had had over 300 earthquakes. Today there’s been more than 1200 of them, the strongest one that happened last night being strong enough to be felt all the way to Akureyri. Icelanders are keeping a careful eye on the…

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Reykjavík Pride 2014! Posted by on Aug 13, 2014

Hulda reporting in from the annual Hinsegin dagar, Pride Week, and especially the parade! For once we had amazing weather luck and apparently one quarter of Icelanders showed up to celebrate the day. I can admit I’ve personally never seen this many Icelanders in one place together before in all the years I’ve lived here…

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Green Iceland, icy Greenland Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

By now I’m sure you’ve all seen that one meme that in all its simple beauty compares together a picture of Iceland and Greenland and their seemingly illogical names. It’s still somewhat understandable why someone would want to call Iceland icy, after all on the winter part of the year its whiteness can easily rival that…

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