Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy new year - 2012 - 2013 -- and may the next one be great

Happy New Year to all my friends .
May the new year, 2013 , give you happiness and joy.

Greetings from Iceland to you all .

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Two bankers in Iceland sentenced to jail for fraud

TWO former CEO´s at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday.
The former bankers are , Larus Welding, and former head of corporate finance at Glitnir Bank, Gudmundur Hjaltason, each to nine months in jail.
And six months are suspended for two years .
The sentence was less than the jail terms of at least five years demanded by Iceland's special prosecutor.
People in Iceland look on the sentence as a joke , sentencing them for only three months in jail.

Lousy weather in Iceland december 2012 - photos and video

Now the weather is hitting Iceland in full force. Took these photos and video last night in Reykjavik ,and it was not a great evening to be driving in Reykjavik.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Reykjavik ice skating , in december 2012 -video and photos

Late last night i went out to see Reykjavik downtown . The pond in the center of Reykjavik was frozen , and two ladies where ice skating. The weather was calm, but it was below freezing point. It was great to see these two ladies enjoying the frozen pond,and you could see that they have skills in ice skating.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas in Iceland - 2012 - the rotten fish deal - video

In Iceland ,Christmas is celebrated on the 24th. And at 18:00 hours on the 24th , Christmass starts , and after dinner, presents are opened. 

But the day before Christmas, There is a tradition, to eat ,what is called - Rotten Fish - or rotten/decayed stingray/skate which is a traditional Icelandic dish. And in many homes in Iceland , it is forbidden to cook it ,because of the huge rotten smell. So some go to other places to cook it , and here it is cooked and served in a automobile Garage company . The smell and odor of this fish is so overwhelming, that i think it affected the camera i was videotaping this on . 

Not everybody in Iceland likes this - and want to ban this tradition ,because of the smell and taste , but others say that the love it . 

So this is always an argument the day before Christmas here in Iceland . 

Happy Holidays

December photos from Iceland , Reykjavik - night photos

Today i went into downtown Reykjavik,in Iceland. And the shortest day was yesterday and today at 16:30 hours , this was all the daylight we have here in Reykjavik. People are all over Reykjavik, shopping,enjoying music and and visiting friends and family. The weather is quite good , calm,and the tempereature is at around 7 degrees on the celcius. The Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Light is on over the holidays , as you can see on the photos .

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Iceland photos , south part and great landscapes

Here are a few photos i took last summer in the south part of Iceland.
Here you can see black sands,waterfalls ,geysers and more .
All in relative short distance from Reykjavik