Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friday, July 26 was the end of the Snorri program and the official halfway point for my trip. 6 more weeks to go now and I'm afraid they will go too fast. As all of you know I will be cycle-touring for a portion of this trip, but before I begin that I am going to a festival on the Westman Islands called Þjoðhatið. This festival is billed as a weekend of extreme excess in all forms of depravity you can think of, its also supposed to have the best bands Iceland has to offer. After this fest I go to the Fish Festival in Dalvik (Northern Iceland) and then to Skagafjorður to visit some family, its from here that I hope to start cycling. Should be a fun 2 weeks leading up to biking providing I make it out of Þjoðhatið alive. Wish me luck, from what I hear I'm going to need it......

Monday, July 28, 2008

A few pictures from the past week.

A lighthouse in Reykjanes.

The harbour at Hofsos.
Asta Sol Kristjansdottir.

Puffins on Drangey

Captain of the boat we took to Drangey.

This is a view of Drangey an Island in Skagafjörður, we took a trip there the next day.

A coffee shop with Snæfelsjokull in the background.

Countryside nearby Arnastappi, Snæfellsnes.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A little known attraction in Selfoss...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Here are a few pictures I took while volunteering at a Cross-country running race. The race went from Landmanalauger to Þorsmork (55km). My job was to help people across the river which was at the ~20km mark, I ended up helping just as many unprepared hikers as I did racers. If you want to know more about the race go to: http://web2.toto.is/rmar/efni.asp?id=33&l=um.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Yesterday, I had the extreme good fortune of accompanying the Selfoss Search & Rescue squad on a practice. We sailed 2 Zodiacs and a Jet Ski to an Island called Heimæy the only inhabited island in the Westman archipelago (its the island in the background). It was a spectacular trip. While there we took in a Football game (Selfoss vs. Vestmannæyjar, Selfoss lost 3-0) and had dinner. The trip across to the Heimæy took about 30 minutes.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A few pics from the hiking trip I took.