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This is the perfect spot for those who like to be centrally located yet in a quiet residential area. Only 15 min. walk to the center, and to BSÍ bus station. The Pearl, Hallgrimskirkja Church and Kringlan just a few min. walk + hot tubs. Good host!
Hannesarholt: A delightful addition to Reykjavik's cultural life.
I truly recommend that you visit Hannesarholt historic house in the center of Reykjavik, Grundarstigur 10. The house is old by Icelandic standards, almost 100 years old and was built for Iceland's first prime minister, Mr. Hannes Hafstein, in 1915. It has been beautifully reconstructed and offers guests the chance to visit the house, have lunch or coffee, enjoy concerts and much much more.
Why not enjoy a cultural afternoon in Hannesarholt historic house, a concert or a guided walking tour?
In 2001 Iceland hit- the news as our most active volcano, Grimsvotn, began erupting and caused cancellation of international and domestic flights in Iceland. Only one after the famous Eyjafjallajokull eruption led to severe disturbances for flights as a large part of European airspaces was closed.
Day one - Grimsvotn eruption:
Some interesting links to look at for those interested:
This video gives you a taste of what Iceland is mostly famous for during different seasons of the year ... from the geological wonders of Reykjanes to Geysir, Gullfoss, Dettifoss, Herdubreid mountain, the puffins, Jokulsarlon, Landmannalaugar, whale watching, jeep adventures, the Icelandic horse and horseback riding, climbing, hiking, salmon fishing, swimming pools, the Blue Lagoon and of course Reykjavik... Enjoy!
Now is your chance to study Icelandic online - this remarkable old language and for free. It doesn't cost you anything to sign up as a user and to get your own free account. The website is from the University of Iceland.
Do you ever think about what is necessary to do in order for you (us!) to be able to enjoy your fish burger, fish and chips or whatever? Sometimes life for Icelandic fishermen (and of course fishermen of many nations) can be quite rough. Take a look at this video of an Icelandic trawler in heavy sea and ugly weather...
... and another one taken of a fishing boate named Asta B. sailing towards the harbor of Grindavik in South Iceland. Grindavik has one of the most difficult and dangerous ports in the country. Things could have gone really bad here:
In 2011 Iceland will be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Needless to say this will be a unique opportunity to introduce Icelandic literature to Germany and other countries and a chance to promote Icelandic culture in general.