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Sunny with a hint of poisonous gas. Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

The whole capital city region has been engulfed in a sulfur dioxide cloud since Monday, and it seems to go on for at least until the wind changes direction. Yes, the volcanic eruption is still going on. The world may have forgotten it by now but a volcano does not care about whether it’s being watched or…

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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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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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Reykjavík calling: we’re on fire (again). Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Hi all, it’s been quite an insanely busy and action-packed week, not to mention a small injury in the family has momentarily made a nurse out of me (although hopefully if you ever need a nurse it will be someone with better handling skills). We’re doing fine at the moment despite all my best efforts at…

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Hiding in plain sight: Snæfellsnes. Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

On a clear day you can see Snæfellsnes all the way to Reykjavík. This is not because the clean Icelandic air or the brightness of the midnight sun allowing you to see forever, it’s just really close to the capital city! I’m not even joking here, one day is all you need to drive to Snæfellsnes, go all…

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Come all you sailors (and others as well)! Posted by on Jun 6, 2014

It gives life, it takes life, the Icelandic attitude towards the sea is divided in two. On one hand the local artists will adore it in their works and declare it the height of all things mysterious and wonderful, on another are the people who put their lives at risk on it. The difference is…

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Nightless nights, dayless days. Posted by on May 26, 2014

Like A hundred names for snow might show, Icelandic has quite a rich vocabulary when it comes to nature and the seasons. An obvious example besides snow is light and darkness and the change from one to other, because the time during which day and night are about the same length is very, extremely short. Due…

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