Thursday, 19 April 2012

Gleðilegt sumar...winter is dead!

I was chatting to a techie support for setting up my own .is domain and after our conversation was over he signed off with Gleðilegt sumar...winter is dead!

When the flags are out I always know Iceland is celebrating something!

 Today is officially the first day of summer in Iceland and a national public holiday to boot.  I have certainly noticed how the weather and seasons seem to have a noticeable affect on everyone.  The extended light hours seems to boost spirits and brings many out of doors, children play outside until dark....which currently is around 10pm.  People are sprucing up their gardens and outdoor areas and certainly up and about earlier than usual.

Apparently summer is here, even if it is only 5°

It truly is a beautiful day, 

cloudless blue skies,

 the water is still

with only just the slightest hint of a breeze.

There are still a few patches

 of ice lingering

 but its days are numbered...winter is dead!

  On this first day of summer the sun is streaming down on this little town,
time to drag a chair out on my balcony so I can soak up a little more vitamin D.

Last year summer gave Iceland only a fleeting visit but if this warm bright day is an omen...perhaps this year it will hang around a little longer. 


  1. Yep this is going to be a good summer - I can feel it in my waters! Gleðilegt sumar og takk fyrir veturin.

    1. Hope you are right....the sunny days are certainly hanging thinks that is a good sign.

  2. what beautiful photos... it must feel amazing, to see the snow melting and feel the air warming up..

    1. Louise and Gray the weather continues to be spectacular, with long warmish days.

  3. Happy summer and thanks for the winter Vicki. I love your photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  4. Really awesome and fantastic snaps and i was impressed too......

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  5. I guess summer = sunny in Iceland, rather than warm weather! The extended daylight hours are the best part of summer in Iceland I think.

    1. Maja daylight is now from around 5am to 10pm...the changes seems to happen so fast. I don't turn lights on until about 10pm.