Rare Bird Spotted in Iceland

A quail was spotted near the farm Hóll in Önundarfjördur in the West Fjords in early July and it has dwelled there since. A quail has only been spotted on one other occasion in Iceland since sightings of birds were first registered in the late 19th century.

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Today is Merchants’ Holiday

Today is Merchants’ Holiday, a public holiday celebrated annually in early August in Iceland, always on a Monday. People of all professions use the long weekend, known as the Merchants’ Weekend, to travel to the countryside and celebrate at outdoor festivals.

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