This concludes the post I started in September and kept adding to as the month went on. Even though the month ends with a bang and some rain, it has been a pleasant one. What you keep after this month are the pleasant days. As a result, winter will be shorter and perhaps warmer than usual. We end with a picture from Húsavík, the whale-watching and Eurovision town of Iceland, that my friend took the other day. We hope you had a fantastic day and have a wonderful winter.
September 23, 2022
In the Westfjords, it is a sunny but partly cloudy day today. Little wind, but it’s still warm for the season. After such a great fall, we welcome tomorrow’s anticipated normal fall depression to blow on us.
Still clearly visible are the colors of autumn. The leaves are a variety of hues of yellow. On my walks, I occasionally pause to simply enjoy the colors. I shall miss autumn as it gives way to the gloomy winter days before the mountains and valleys are covered in a stunning white winter snowfall that brings out the sea’s stunning blue color. There is always something to anticipate with each season.
September 20, 2022
The Pond in the heart of Reykjavík is one of the city’s most notable landmarks. The Pond was a significant aesthetic feature of the area where I grew up, as well as a popular summer and wintertime activity area. Since I previously lived close to The Pond, the biggest change is that there is now a lot more greenery and trees, which makes the area even more lovely. The memories that surface are enjoyable and sweet.
On chilly winter days when the Pond was nearly completely covered in ice, ice skating was frequently practiced near these banks by The Pond. Both young and elderly enjoyed skating well into the evening. We used to go there in the summer to take walks around the lake or to feed the ducks. In the evenings, passion reigned as lovers strolled hand in hand and cherished the sunsets.
September 18, 2022
We have been in Reykjavik in the past few days. The weather has been pleasant and warm in the capital relative to the time of year, just like in the Westfjords. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets have left a lasting mark on our days. As of the writing of this sentence, it has just begun to sprinkle and rain.
You frequently admire what we Icelanders have accomplished in creating our society, despite the fact that we are a small country on an island in the midst of the Atlantic. A multiethnic and colorful civilization of today. As a patient and a relative, we have recently been forced to use medical services that are only provided in Reykjavik. No matter if the health workers are of foreign or Icelandic descent, you can’t help but be appreciative of their superior service and their beautiful demeanor. Today, being an Icelander is truly a blessing, and we prioritize being grateful.
September 14, 2022
Another beautiful autumn day, and the Westfjords are calm. The majority of the Eyrin, where the settlement and harbor are located, is in the shadow until late in the afternoon, as are the eastern slopes of the fjord. As we can see at this time of year, the morning and evening shadows, which are so large, virtually disappear by noon. Soon the daylight will only be a few hours. There are still two months until Ísafjörður experiences two months without seeing the sun, although the sunlight coming from behind the mountains will be even more beautiful than it was during the bright summer days.
September 10, 2022
This autumn will go down as one of the best ones ever. Every day, the landscape’s vegetation gets more and more gorgeous. Even though it’s still mild for the time of year, tomorrow’s prediction is for cooler weather, so the nice weather is probably coming to an end. It’s okay since summer has finally arrived and has brought with it delightful memories that I save in my memory for cold winter days.
It has been said that in our dreams, we travel through the various worlds and settings of human possibility to find the one where we feel most at home. I have found my home in this fjord and in its valleys.
September 9, 2022
Wow. Amazing news from the UK yesterday. Queen Elizabeth II died, and Charles III took over. Elizabeth II has been queen longer than I have been alive. I thought she would be 100 years old. Many memories come to mind at this moment.
I frequently visited a theater when I was little to see films like The Carry On movies and a number of other British movies. Film clips of the royal family attending various royal events were frequently shown before the movie. It didn’t take much for a child to surround the family in a tremendous glow of glory, and it did so until I started to think critically about the world. Since then, I’ve found it difficult to comprehend how modern nations accept that a single family governs over them without allowing the people to choose who will succeed the monarchy. My thoughts are with the British. I’ve included a photo of a drop on a tree. Aren’t we all just a drop that falls and then dries up in the next rays of the sun?
September 8, 2022
There was a slight change in the pleasant weather this morning when a few drops of rain fell. The fjord was completely still, just like the previous days, and still warm for the season. Yesterday, I saw a couple of orcas swimming in the fjord. It is always nice to see them visit us.
Due to the second volcanic eruption in Meradalir and earthquakes on the Reykjanes Peninsula, the danger level and uncertainty level have been canceled, respectively. On the Reykjanes Peninsula, geologists predict that we are only beginning a protracted period of upheaval. All that is left to do is wait and watch what occurs. The northernmost island of Iceland, Grimsey, experienced a significant earthquake last night. There were several hundred aftershocks. Depending on where we live in Iceland, nature presents us with a different set of threats. There is little to no likelihood of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions here in the Westfjords, but the risk of flash floods and avalanches is very significant, especially during the snowy winter months.
September 7, 2022
September has never begun so beautifully. I don’t recall ever experiencing such pleasant weather at the beginning of September. Even though my memory might not be accurate, this is what I can recall. Knowing what I know, I would travel to Iceland in September or early October if I were a tourist. This time of year is particularly special because of the tranquility and vibrant surroundings, which have a mystical quality.
Peacefulness, and by that I mean peacefulness in a wide sense, is among the things I, as an Icelander, am thankful for. Living in Iceland means having as much safety and peace as you can. The people of Iceland are peace-loving people who do not desire war with any nation. Despite taking part in the NATO alliance’s cooperation, Iceland does not have an army. The altered perspective of today demonstrates that living in peace is not something to be taken for granted.
September 5, 2022
A wonderful morning in the Westfjords once more. At the Pollinum in Ísafjörður Town, it’s sunny and peaceful. Although the picturesque fjord has advantages and disadvantages like other locations in Iceland, it is certainly a joy to live in a place like Ísafjörður.
These days, there is a lot of discussion in the news about energy scarcities and expensive energy in Europe and other parts of the world. I had the notion that we Icelanders are really fortunate to have access to sufficient domestic energy to heat our homes as I went out for a morning stroll. We are a country that is self-sufficient in energy, excluding the energy that is used in imported ships, cars, and airplanes. We should be grateful for that as a nation.
September 4, 2022
The Icelandic summer came in September. It’s amazing to experience the unique mild weather at the beginning of September. The weather is so good that you almost forget the cold in August and the cold spring. And the weather forecast is looking good.
Autumn is still clearly gaining control. The mountain shadows are growing longer, the landscape is becoming more colorful, and the autumnal calm that permeates everything is in full force. On our morning walk today, we thoroughly appreciated the season and everything that nature had to offer on our morning walk, and we know the rest of the day can only be wonderful.
September 3, 2022
Not very long ago, June, July, and August were the busiest travel months of the year. But so many things have changed. Every month of the year now sees a surge in foreign visitors, albeit the summer still attracts the most.
The majority of cruise ships that visit Iceland, though, do so in the summer. One of the last ships of the summer made a visit to Ísafjörður today, and the visitors flooded the town’s streets and left a positive imprint on everyday life. This ship was quite big, and it was lovely to see it anchored in the majestic fjord.
We took advantage of the pleasant weather like everyone else and went for a pleasant morning walk where we encountered joyful and amiable cruise ship guests who were taking it all in. It’s so odd that even if you frequently travel the same path, something new constantly manages to attract your attention. We passed an old fishing boat on the way that most likely won’t be used for fishing any time soon, but standing there all worn out, it was still magical.
September 2, 2022
The Westfjords were stunning yesterday. The whole Icelandic government paid a visit and met with the Westfjords’ regional leaders. Even more amazing is the fact that the government was present for the inauguration of one of the most incredible viewing platforms ever constructed in Iceland.
About 600 meters above the town of Bolungarvk, on the mountain of Bolafjall, is a new viewing platform. For almost two years, the viewing platform has been under development. Any way you turn, the vista from the observation deck is simply breathtaking. The route leading to the platform is steep and is only accessible in the summer. Therefore, it is advised to head as soon as possible to the Westfjords to take in one of Iceland’s most breathtaking sights. Some claim that under clear skies you can even catch a sight of Greenland. However, this claim is more joking than serious.
September 1, 2022
We’re off to a strong start in September. Contrary to the time of year, the weather is quite sunny and pleasant here in the Westfjords. The environment is starting to show the first hints of fall. The last few days have been wonderful since southerly winds have brought warmer air than this summer has seen. Rain on occasion, but overall, the weather has been excellent this past week.
Walking in the morning is one of the best things I know how to do. Strangely, even though I’ve only started them, I find that I enjoy morning walks more and more each day. Then, and this is just as crucial, you connect with the environment and even yourself.
It is perhaps for the best that there isn’t much news to report, as it is. One of the more interesting stories from this morning was the planning and production of the yearly New Year’s comedy event. This comedy special airs at precisely 22:30 on New Year’s Eve on national television. The country’s top politicians and other figures who have received a lot of media attention in the recent past are then made fun of while Icelanders as a whole assemble in front of the television, munch on snacks, and laugh uncontrollably. I still look forward to sitting down with my family and laughing uncontrollably, even after seeing these comedy performances for more than 50 New Years.