The old saying “Greenland is icy, Iceland is green” isn’t entirely true. Yes, Greenland is pretty much covered in glaciers, but Iceland has some impressive ice caps of its own. There’s Vatnajökull, which covers more than 8,000 square kilometers and generates its own local weather, and Eyjafjallajökull, which makes newscasters all over the world bumble… Read More Day two: Greenland is icy, Iceland is …
And now I’m in Iceland. Despite all that went into making it happen, it hardly seems real. Part of that’s probably exhaustion. I’ll have more tomorrow. Image: Reykjavik University.
Sold my car. Sold my house. Took my cat. Headed to Iceland. So what’s new with you?
The process of moving to Iceland is remarkably straightforward. You know what you need to get a permit because the Icelandic immigration directorate, Útlendingastofnun, has created checklists for all kinds of contingencies. You’re an EU citizen? There’s a checklist for that. US citizen? Got you covered. Student? Worker? Spouse? Child? Athlete? Au pair? Refugee? The first alien visitors… Read More You asked for miracles … I give you the F.B.I.
With just 60 hours to go, we finally got an offer on our house. Two offers, in fact. That’s cutting it a little close … Still, it’s good to have that out of the way. Now I can just concentrate on finding new and creative ways to stuff a duffel bag.
I’ll miss a lot of things about Las Vegas. This isn’t one of them.
Two weeks to go. Moving is not as much fun as it’s cracked up to be.
On November 14, 1963, a new island emerged from the waters. The crew of the Icelandic fishing trawler Ísleifur II saw the huge column of smoke and ash from miles away. Believing it to be another vessel, perhaps on fire and sinking, they set out to render aid and rescue the survivors if they could. When they arrived, they found the… Read More Surtsey