Harpa from Iceland Eyes

Harpa from Iceland Eyes

Made it into the first 300! My Sigur Rós Valtari blanket has arrived and it’s a Beauty!

Made it into the first 300! My Sigur Rós Valtari blanket has arrived and it’s a Beauty!

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First Day of Summer - Sumardagurinn fyrsti
Happy summer! Today is officially the first day of summer in Iceland (first Thursday after 18th of April). This is a national holiday in Iceland and is a day for adults to clean up the neighborhood, the scouts to parade and children to get face painted. Kids also often receive a first day of summer gift, a ball or some other outdoor summery toy.
Last night’s weather also indicates that this will be a good summer. Folklore generally says that if “sumar og vetur frjósa saman” or “summer and winter freeze together”, then it will be a good summer. This means that there is frost, the night before summer. The thickness of the ice on lakes is also an indicator to how thick the cream layer will be on fresh milk that year.
Even though this is officially the first day of summer, many consider it somewhat sarcastic as there typically is little sign of summer yet. But the day stems from the old Norse calendar which only had two seasons, summer and winter.

icelandpictures:

First Day of Summer - Sumardagurinn fyrsti

Happy summer! Today is officially the first day of summer in Iceland (first Thursday after 18th of April). This is a national holiday in Iceland and is a day for adults to clean up the neighborhood, the scouts to parade and children to get face painted. Kids also often receive a first day of summer gift, a ball or some other outdoor summery toy.

Last night’s weather also indicates that this will be a good summer. Folklore generally says that if “sumar og vetur frjósa saman” or “summer and winter freeze together”, then it will be a good summer. This means that there is frost, the night before summer. The thickness of the ice on lakes is also an indicator to how thick the cream layer will be on fresh milk that year.

Even though this is officially the first day of summer, many consider it somewhat sarcastic as there typically is little sign of summer yet. But the day stems from the old Norse calendar which only had two seasons, summer and winter.

Icelandic summer houses. 

Icelandic summer houses. 

Icelandic sheepdog puppy … 

Icelandic sheepdog puppy … 

66° North store 5518
Will go to nIceland with empty bags … if you know what I mean ;) 

66° North store 5518

Will go to nIceland with empty bags … if you know what I mean ;) 

Iceland road over pass in winter near Akureyri …

Iceland road over pass in winter near Akureyri …

Love the new view from bed …

Love the new view from bed …

INNI Limited Edition #000578

INNI Limited Edition #000578

Old/New favourite from Sigur Rós ….

The beautiful Icelandic Winter Sun …

The beautiful Icelandic Winter Sun …

Iceland Road Trippin … simply beautiful