Monday, May 23, 2011

A Second Halló from Iceland

Thank you for all the kind notes and wishes of safe travels despite the eruption of Grimsvotn volcano.  We luckily haven't experienced any effects, as the ash hasn't fallen on the city.  Many did rush inside the local pub after news of the eruption spread and others wished us "Happy Eruption Day" the following morning.  The police have all surrounding areas blocked off, so there's no chance of getting anywhere close to the volcano, and our trip to the Golden Circle is still in tack for tomorrow.  We've actually spent the past few days enjoying the magnificent sun that's fallen on they city, taking in the breathtaking performances of the arts festival, and soaking in the relaxing effects of the many thermal pools that surround the city, including the infamous Blue Lagoon.  Here's just a tiny peek at what we've been up to...

{ we've been incredibly fortunate to be blessed with several warm sunny days ~ 
they're always accompanied by a brisk, cool breeze that blows off the ocean, 
so warm layers are a must }

{ this incredible performance of art/modern dance took place in Austurvollur Square 
as part of the Reykjavik Art Festival }

{ the warm, sunny days this time of year lead to equally bright nights in Reykjavik ~ the sun never officially sets ~ rather, it becomes dusk around 11pm and remains that way until the sun rises again around 4:30am ~ it's a magnificent sight to see!! }


  1. Oh I'm so glad to hear everything's ok! I can't imagine having that much sunlight in the summer - that must be incredible!

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