Lovely Sunday

I love Sundays, it’s a day to just take it easy and relax to store energy for the week to come. If it’s a rainy day it’s a day to lay on the couch, watch movies and enjoy life. But if you’re lucky enough and get sunshine on a Sunday, being outside is almost a must.

Since we were lucky enough to have a Sunday with a beautiful blue sky and a lot of sunshine we took the Jeep and went for a short Sunday drive in the valley above Akureyri. It was the perfect day for a drive! The sun made the snow sparkle like a million diamonds and the snow was perfect to drive in. It was a perfect Sunday, I want more like it now that winter is slowly changing into spring. 10259724_445363068899680_6597879011202920342_nSorry about the bad quality of the picture, but we of course forgot the camera so this one is taken with my phone.

Winter time

As you might remember, then winter came to North of Iceland pretty early last year. This caused a lot of problem for the farmers here in the north, many of the sheep were lost in the snow.  Read my posts form last year Stormy Weather and Stormy Weather part II

This year winter might come even earlier, according to the forecasts, the first snow will come as early as next weekend! Can you believe it? Last year it was “winter” here in northern Iceland from September until May, which was quite a long time if you ask me. Still now winter wants to come even earlier…. Because of the long winter we never had much of a spring, it all seem to go from winter straight into summer, and now we might not get a autumn either. As much as I love snow, and that is a lot, then I can’t say that I want it to fall on us already. A few more weeks of summer and then a couple of months of autumn would be better 😉

I sure hope this little guy doens't get stuck in the snow somewhere

I sure hope this little guy doens’t get stuck in the snow somewhere

Guess it’s time to go look for our winter clothes now 😉 You never know when you might need them here 🙂

Travelling home

blogTwo weeks ago we left Iceland to go on a lovely vacation to Sweden, and tomorrow morning we will start our long journey back home. We’ve been going back and forth between Iceland and Sweden a few times now, but this time will be different, we won’t be going on the 3 hour flight. Since we still have most of our things here in Sweden (including our car) we have decided to take the ferry back, which will take 3 days, and not 3 hours like the plane… We’re leaving Sweden one day early because the ferry goes from Denmark and we will stay one night with friends so that we don’t have to drive for too many hours in one day. It often does come in handy to have friends in many different countries around the world 😉

I’ve never taken the ferry before so I have no idea if there’s anything at all to do there, but I really hope so, if not then this will be 3 very horrible days. I think there is a pool so if there’s nothing else to do then I will just spend hours and hours there. One good thing is that the ferry will stop for a few hours at the Faroe Islands on the way which means we can get off there and walk around a bit. I’ve never been to the Faroe Islands so I’m very much looking forward to it.

Our little Golf is completely full

Our little Golf is completely full

Doddi has been packing our car for two days now, and when it comes to packing there is no one better! He has managed to fit so much into that tiny little car that it’s mind-blowing 🙂 I’m of curse happy, because the more he can fit there more things I get with me now 😉 Since we have no idea when we will be able to get the rest of it.

When we left Iceland it was still winter, even if the snow had left the cities it was still laying thick in the surrounding mountains. When we arrived in Sweden it was full on spring and almost summer! It’s been so nice to see everything when it’s all green and everything is in bloom. I was hoping that by the time we would get back to Akureyri winter would be over and we would have spring. But today I heard that it had been snowing there, so guess I my hopes were to high. Still I’m looking forward to getting back, but I sure will miss Sweden and a real Swedish summer 😉