Sunday, April 25, 2010
We had the opportunity to visit with Gugga and her husband Kristjan at their summer house near Selfoss, Iceland. Gugga and her husband own a tour guide service and they have been guiding the tours from Utah, (Lil Shepherd tours) for the last couple of visits to Iceland. We enjoyed our visit with them. They are fun loving people with lots of stories about Iceland.
They would someday like to visit Utah. I am sure they would have a great time in Utah. They know a lot of people in Utah and have learned about the Icelanders in Utah.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The eruption at Eyjafjallajökull began 14 April 2010. These photos were taken 16 & 17 April 2010. We drove out along highway 1 to Hvolsvollur, the road was closed just past the town. I also took pictures from my appartment in Selfoss.
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Northern lights were out last night. On Sunday evening 3-April-10 as we had just finished watching general conference (10 pm) and were taking the Elders from our apartment back to theirs, we saw the most beautiful scene in this ever changing sky here in Iceland. The Elders recommended that we drive out away from the city lights, thinking we could see even better. From just outside of Selfoss we could see the most beautiful Northern Lights stretching across the sky. It was a band of greenish colored lights that was at time from the east to western horizon with a splash of smaller lights mostly in the eastern sky.
Earlier that day as we drove from Reykjavík we had noticed the sky was clear. We could see the Westmann Islands, toward the southwest, from the top of the pass, as well as steam drifting up from the volcano in the eastern sky. Sunday was one of the few clear days we have had since we arrived in Iceland.
We have only been in Iceland a month. We have already experienced many great and marvelous things. We look forward to more experiences to share. The Northern Light show was a fitting finale to a wonderful general conference.