They asked me for a blog in english …

The Christmas We Deserve
December 26, 2007, 4:00 pm
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October 7, 2007, 2:13 pm
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I’ve been a latent football fan (that’s soccer for you Americans) since I came across a book on the 1966 World Cup at home. Moving to Iceland made it impossible to follow any other teams than the locals and the English Premier Cup, that was on every saturday. I didn’t like it. Continue reading

The Laugavegur
September 1, 2007, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Storytelling

When in Reykjavik, you cannot (or should not) miss the main shopping street, the Laugavegur – the laundry road. Not all tourists know that there is another road in Iceland, called Laugavegur, a 52 km footpath from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk. Continue reading

Tapestry unwound – a readers guide to Njál’s saga
July 19, 2007, 12:54 pm
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My relationship to the saga
I remember the first time I tried to read Njal’s saga. The book sat gloriously on the bookshelf in the livingroom of my home, an illustrated edition from the late fifties with all the archaic endings and in the original language. It wasn’t the language of the beast that thwarted my attempts this first time, but the genealogies right at the beginning. I think I got through the first three or four chapters, then closed the book. The next time the mobile library passed through my neighborhood, I asked for something to read, “but not Brennu-Njálssaga!” I was nine years old at the time. Continue reading

So, it finally came to this!
August 19, 2006, 10:09 am
Filed under: News and Announcements, Personal

As if I have the time to keep my icelandic blog up to date! But no, I HAD to go and open this one up for all of you who are, how shall we put it delicately, ah yes, icelandic-impaired. Continue reading

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