This is Hjortur's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Hjortur's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Hjortur
Recent Activity
Thanks for the link to the photos, Ole!
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2013 on Fire in Kulusuk at Raving Ravens
That's actually a pretty good idea, Boz :)
Toggle Commented May 16, 2012 on Elves on the Move in Iceland at Raving Ravens
Thanks, Jennifer. Haven't decided yet, but I might :)
Thanks for that, Palli. It has been corrected now.
Thanks, Tom! You mean names like Eyjafjallajökull? ;) They can be tricky, but I like them too. And they're all logical - meaning we still understand what they mean.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2012 on A day at the beach in Iceland at Raving Ravens
Hey Rachael! Thanks for stopping by! Loved your story :)
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2011 on Spring Break in Iceland at Raving Ravens
Sorry for the late reply. As far as I can remember, they should still be there. I'll ask around to be sure though.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2011 on The Birds in Látrabjarg at Raving Ravens
Hi Biju Thank you for your interest in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. I'm living outside the ash fall zone (it mainly blew south). But you can actually order some ash from nammi.is: http://nammi.is/grimsvotn-volcano-ash-c-175_525.html Hope that helps. If not, let me know. Cheers Hjörtur
Hi Vivian You shouldn't worry too much about your trip. Usually eruptions in Grímsvötn are over in a week. Svinafell is in the area hit by the ash fall so expect it to be dirty and dusty. Most of Iceland seems to be affected now, but nothing serious though. No one is being evacuated and no one is in immediate danger. Have a great trip :) Hjörtur
@Scearley Sorry to hear that, but that is a cultural problem here in Iceland, unfortunately. Punctuality is a word only found in the German-Icelandic dictionary ;) @Jawilson Nice to hear that! The rainbow guy is Californian but his first trip out of the country was actually to Iceland! He was invited here by an Icelandic high school :)
Hehe, well, not all Icelanders are as stoic as this one - After giving the event a serious thought for 9 seconds: "this was a lightning" ;) Just pointing out some exaggerated contrasts. You know, Iceland is closer than most people think ...
You can get Harðfiskur just about anywhere. If you're thinking about health you might consider fish oil as well from LYSI http://www.lysi.eu/ It would be great to hear back from you when you're back - or even get a guest post on this blog if you'd be up for that :) Cheers Hjörtur
Thanks, Jimmy. Route 361 to 36 to 35 shouldn't be a problem. All the F- roads will be closed but most of the others are maintained in the winter time. Expect ice on the road so a 4x4 is recommended. Other than that, you should be fine :) You can see road conditions here: http://www.vegagerdin.is/umferd-og-faerd/faerd-og-astand/faerd-og-vedur/sudvesturland/sudvest1.html Green is clear, blue is slippery and red is closed. The rest somewhere in between. Unfortunately they're not numbered on this map.
Nothing is inaccessible, Jimmy. It just depends on your transportation and time ;) I'm pretty sure route 206 is not plowed in the winter time, but you can go there with a guide in a super jeep. There are some companies offering super jeep tours from Kirkjubæjarklaustur and up that road in the summer time, maybe they are available for some winter adventure as well :) Route 1 is generally open but always check the weather forecast and road conditions before leaving. Weather can vary from one place to the next, and from one minute to the next. Have a fantastic trip - and hope you catch some great northern lights :)
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2011 on Northern Lights in Iceland at Raving Ravens
@Mallory You can see some Northern Lights pictures here: http://www.ravingravens.com/blog/2010/09/northern-lights-in-iceland.html :) @Nick That's where I guide, so you've got to come with me one day :) We make Mt. Esja a minimum on your next trip to Iceland!
@Jim Thanks, it was a great ride - but the pictures of the Northern Lights aren't mine - except the top one. It's just a collection of some of the best pictures of Northern Lights in Iceland I could find :)
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2011 on Northern Lights in Iceland at Raving Ravens
Hi Ben Sorry for the late reply, I somehow didn't see your comment. The moon being at 58% does have some affect on the view you have of the Northern lights, but you'll still be able to see them. It's more a matter of the weather. You need a clear sky instead of a cloudy one, so you need to monitor the weather forcast when you get here to find the best spots to see the northern lights. There are several companies specializing in Northern Lights tours in Iceland who know where the best spots are to see them at each given moment. Have a nice trip :) Hjörtur
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2011 on Northern Lights in Iceland at Raving Ravens
Skyr-licker is my kids favorite too, Deb - probably because he has a habit to eat all the skyr he can find in the house and at times, it can get really messy - the kids wake up to skyr splattered on tables and floors - and even on themselves! I'd love to see your post. Feel free to post the link here when it's online :)
You've got an interesting blog, Nick, and some very nice pictures. You are very welcome to republish my pictures there. Just link them back here. Thanks!
Oh, it's fun alright, DK! And it's a great stress release after a lousy year. It's a kick just to blow a crappy year to pieces, feeling one blast after another as the year goes up in smoke, starting the new one from fresh! Highly recommended ;)
Haha, I think that is a common problem on New Year's Eve, Ian ;)
Hjortur is now following The Typepad Team
Jan 8, 2011