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.

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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.

Icelandic summer houses. 

Icelandic summer houses. 

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 …

Old/New favourite from Sigur Rós ….

The beautiful Icelandic Winter Sun …

The beautiful Icelandic Winter Sun …

Iceland Road Trippin … simply beautiful 

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You know that children’s game when you roll yourself down a grass hill as fast as you can? Icelandic kids only play that game once.

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You know that children’s game when you roll yourself down a grass hill as fast as you can? Icelandic kids only play that game once.

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Espresso arrives in Reykjavík, 1958

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My people like to drink coffee.

From icelandphotoarchive, who said

The first espresso bar opened in Reykjavík on 9 January 1958. From a newspaper that day: “The coffee there is made with an Italian method using steam pressure and is supposed to be very strong and uplifting.”

Photo: Andrés Kolbeinsson

Do you like old photo-graphs taken on me? The Reykjavík Photo Museum owns many. Just klikk on Iceland Photo Archive to see some of them.

Those beautiful Icelandic Roads …

Those beautiful Icelandic Roads …