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Winter pays us a visit

We’ve had a blast of winter up here in the last few days, after a very long spell where it was both dry and very cold. We got loads of snow, which was refreshing and also very pretty.

Winter in Reyjavík I wish I could

I had to take my car to have the tires looked at and grabbed my camera as I was going out the door. While I was waiting, I took a little walk around the nearby harbour.

Closed for the winter At the marina

It stopped for a few hours, then yesterday – Saturday – it started up again.

Snow bird Snow bird Grjótaþorpið A very snowy YT

There are a few more snowy pics here.

[PS – For anyone in the UK who might be interested – I’m going to be interviewed live on Women’s Hour on BBC radio 4 at 10 am tomorrow, Monday, March 1.]



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  • sylvia hikins March 1, 2010, 12:56 am

    Thanks for a beautiful set of photos Alda. I shall be back in Iceland in 12 days time and I hope the landscape stays a winter wonderland. Oh, and I shall listen to Women’s Hour in the morning (quite a few men listen to it as well!). Fingers crossed that you get more than the sound bite permitted on that last BBC transmission!
    sylvia from viking wirral

  • Rik Hardy March 1, 2010, 1:34 am

    The heck with anyone in the UK who’s interested – we’re ALL interested!
    Go, Alda!

  • Alexander E. March 1, 2010, 2:40 am
  • idunn March 1, 2010, 4:42 am

    Now that’s what I call a weather report! Lovely pictures.

  • Joerg March 1, 2010, 8:40 am

    Iceland always looks wonderful with ice and snow, particularly in pastel sunlight.

    As we have had snow and freezing cold in Germany almost continually for the last two months and most people are longing for spring, it’s good to know that winter has retreated to where it belongs.

  • mary March 1, 2010, 10:30 am

    Yes, the ‘Woman’s Hour’ interview was excellent.
    Well done.

  • Michael Lewis March 1, 2010, 10:49 am

    Lava-lava time it isn’t… It looks picturesque in a glad I’m not there freezing sort of way. I will be in Iceland for my birthday – July, so hopefully a bit warmer.

  • elín March 1, 2010, 2:28 pm

    What an enormous relief to open your blog and simply find lovely photos of your weekend walk in the snow! Reminds me of the early IWR days … 🙂

  • Luna Sea March 1, 2010, 7:35 pm

    I love Reykjavik and it’s beautiful in the snow but someone should really introduce the concept of shoveling the sidewalks in these parts. A day or two after the snow they are covered in ice and impossible to walk on without slipping, sliding and falling. Being a New Yorker I tend to walk a lot and am having a hell of a time. No wonder people drive everywhere.

  • Deidre March 4, 2010, 5:24 am

    That looks absolutely gorgeous!