Friday, 13 December 2019

Accused of corruption in business

The media says that Icelandic fishing companies are very corrupt. Much money is hidden from taxes every day and transported to Tortola and Cayman Islands. One company has been exposed to bribes and all kinds of business crimes overseas. Unfortunately, the public can't do anything. The companies have one political party in theyr pocket and many politicians in other parties. They even have the Minister of Fisheries, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Justice in theyr pocket and maby more.

It is said that the country is on a gray list for corruption, but some would argue that a black list should be better. 

The problem for this country is low levels of real democracy,  and low political and business transparency.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Heawy snowstorm hit Iceland

A big snowstorm hit Iceland yesterday. News media reports of great damage, avalanches, powerless large areas. closed roads, flood and transportation problems.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Herjolf's Vikinghouse

Vikinghouse in Westman-island
A copy of the Viking house of the Viking Herjolf Bardarson. He settled in the Westman-island on C10.
Margret Hermann's archaeologist began excavation in the Westman-island in the summer of 1971 and work five summers there. The excavation revealed that settlements in the Westman Islands were much older than previously thought or from the early 9th century.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

The most expensive country.

Icelandic supermarket 
Nowhere in the world is shopping for food so expensive. Icelandic shops are the most expensive in the world. Still, the product range is huge and people shop a lot. It is just they who can afford it.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The towns water tank was destroyed

Westmann islands watertank
In the volcanic eruption of the Westman Islands in 1973, the lava stopped in the water tank. The ruins of the water tank still stand today.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Fucking cold lagoon

The glacier lagoon is the deepest water in Iceland. It is 250 meters deep. The lagoon formed during the warmth of the last century. Today the glacier lagoon is a popular tourist destination.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

The island of tragedy

The Westman Islands are a very interesting place. If you are lucky to go where a car ferry sails when the weather is good. The island is a very old fisherman's town and the people have a very special history. Once there was an eruption and all the inhabitants had to flee on their boats, and the town went under  the ashes. Later they dug up the town. Once the Turks came with two warships and invaded the island. They killed a lot of people, but many people were able to flee to the cliffs, saving their lives. Turks robbed many women and children and sold into slavery. Later some could bauy freedom and come back.
The people on the island are very friendly and there lives also a special bird called 'Lundi' (Fratercula arctica) which was caught for food in the old days.
The first inhabitants of the island were slaves as wrecks from the Vikings.  Later, fishermen moved there, providing good conditions for fishing.

google: Vestmannaeyjar