Monday, 29 June 2009

finished my GIS-exam today

today i had to do a GIS-exam, it took around two hours, and now i will have to see if i passed it... hope so;0)

tomorrow morning i'm going home to norway, to see what family and friends are up to. i also have to prepare a presentation for my svalbard course later on in the month...

have a nice summer

Friday, 26 June 2009

sunset over reykjavik

video

thank you for commenting on my blog, it's always fun to read them:0)

we are off to kirkjubæaklaustur camping this week-end...

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

finally i found my selves a Skt.Hans bonfire in Iceland..

This is from seltjarnarnes, +11 degrees, calm weather and great ice-cream. these videos are made with time-lapse, meaning a lot of pictures taken over some time...

I allso put some pictures on "my pictures"

video

http://iceslave.is/

http://iceslave.is/

the amount of money the Icelandic people owe Britain and Holland, due to some stupid privately owed banks in Iceland...

Monday, 22 June 2009

timelapse movie from my appartment...

video

this movie is made in a timelapse program, it's made by taking 300 pictures of the same place with 10 sec intervals...

the rest is magic;0)

check out my sirius blog

check out my sirious blog to see links to a kite expedition in greenland, by two former members of the patrol. also how they had to be medevaced by a helicopter from svalbard due to apendix...

Saturday, 20 June 2009

no more complaining abvout taxes...

this is the best swimmingpool in Reykjavik, it's situated at Seltjarnarnesid, just 3 km from down town. it has the best view, the best hot pots, changing rooms and warm saltwater.
today i'm watching the great view from hafnarfjørdur, in annas parents house, while she is babysitting her sisters son...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

even more taxes

and today they decided to raise taxes on sugar-things with 7%, and have already raised it on gasoline and alchohol etc...

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

more taxes...

yeasterday the new government of Iceland decided to raise taxes by 8%!!!
shame on them:0(

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

finished field work


today i came back to reykjavik, after finishing field work for this summer. the last couple of days have been long but good.
tomorrow is the national day of iceland and i look forward to enjoy that and life in town...

Saturday, 13 June 2009

last week of field work...

little drops of water made the flowers shine like diamonds in the crisp and clear air at my glacier...




the glacier seen from the main road
the shrinking glacier, the grey area around tha glaciers is the size of the glacier in 1996, since then it has melted over 500 meters.
tomorro morning (sunday) i will begin the last week of my field work, we will end the work on tuesday and then i have to start writing the story of my life...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

field panoramas of Solheimajøkull...





During my last weeks stay at my field area i managed to have some really good weather and made these pictures. it will be fun to take the same pictures in some years and see how much the glacier has melted in that time.
last year the glacier melted 134 meters!
today i will go to my field area again and stay until friday...
the end of my field campain is close and i hope i will get enough and good data for writing my thesis:0)