Photos: Summer Arrives in Iceland

spring2012_16pkIceland was in for an early spring in time for the first official day of summer this year and people have taken advantage of the mild sunny weather by playing outside with their kids, going for a run, working in their gardens and firing up the BBQ.

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Isländer entwirft Fenster für die Queen

london02_psDer Isländer Leifur Breiðfjörð wurde vergangenen Sommer aus 40 Glaskünstlern ausgewählt, ein Fenster für die Southwark-Kathedrale in London zu entwerfen. Das Fenster wird Anfang Juni beim 60-jährigen Thronjubiläum von Königin Elizabeth II. eingeweiht.

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Today Is the First Day of Summer

child-icecream-austurvollur-summer_psToday is the first day of Harpa, the summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921. The First Day of Summer is one of eleven official flag days in Iceland.

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