Saturday, June 28, 2008

Some pictures I took at the Björk, Sigur Rös concert. It was an amazing show (Björk is weird). There was an estimated 30,000 people at the concert, that means one tenth of the population of Iceland was in attendance.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Today I started the second part of the snorri program, this is the work and family period. I am living with relatives of mine in a town called Selfoss and working at the bank as well as at the community rec center. Ill be here for 3 weeks. I have also purchased a cell phone here, feel free to call me but remember I am 6 hours ahead of Edmonton time, the number is 354-691-7058 its free for me to recieve international calls, but it will probably cost you a lot.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I had the opportunity to go for a short flight in a single prop three seater, this was during a family reunion that I attended. As you can see the views were spectacular.

Artwork from all over Reykjavik.

Friday, June 20, 2008

On the top of Mt. Esja, over my right shoulder Reykjavik and over my left the North Atlantic.

This building is where the President entertains foreign dignitaries the super-hero in front is Asta Sol our project manager.

Our group with the president of Iceland, he's the old guy in the middle. In Iceland the head of government is the Prime Minister and the President is more like our Governor General, although the pres has executive veto power in parliament. This President is the only president in Icelandic history to have excercised his veto power, I don't know for what. He's my 7th cousin.

Me with a Narwhale tusk. It was a gift form the people of Greenland to the President of Iceland.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


These statues were in Hafnafjordur (Hab-na-fjor-thur) we went to this park for the Icelandic national day celebrations.

Monday, June 16, 2008

This is a view of Pingvellir (thing-vellir) its the site of the Icelandic national cemetery as well as where guide books would have you believe democracy was invented which is a lie. Its a site where the viking chieftains met to discuss the important political issues of the day as well as to make laws and drink beer, there wasn't anything democratic about the process.
The ridge in the background is the beginning of the European continental plate, in the opposite direction of the picture is a similar ridge that is the North American plate, this is one of the very few places in the world where you can see Continental drift with your own eyes. These two plates are drifting apart and Iceland is getting bigger at the rate of 2cm/year.

This is at geyser. Geyser means "erupting hotsprings" in icelandic.


The Minneapolis airport, it was a lot more boring than I wanted it to be.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Preparing my bike for the was a lot more work than I wanted it to be.