The heavy snow in the capital has caused all kind of problems. One car owner in Reykjavík called the police this morning, and told them that his car had been stolen. Shortly he called again and said he had found the car, he had dug down and seen the top of his car under the thick layer of snow.
Westman Islands. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Over two hundred thousand people watched the Míla streaming of web images of the fireworks over Reykjavík at New Years Eve. Most visitors were from North America.
Puddin´ by Clio is a new café in Manhattan’s East Village, and all the deserts at this gourmet dessert café, are made by Icelandic chocolate, 70% Konsum, from Nói Sírus of Reykjavík. The chocolate is sold all over North America at the Whole Foods Store.
Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, a well know chef for his fish specialties, is opening a new restaurant, Slippurinn, “the Dock”, by the old dock in the Westman Islands harbor.
This morning, it took farmer Hörður Grímsson 17 hours to drive home, 9 miles /15 kilometers, from Reykhólar to his farm Tindar in Geirdalur valley in the Westfjords. He was stuck in his car in heavy snow and storm, which was 26m/s or 100 km p/h, 60m p/h.
The Icelandic International Development Agency, ICEIDA, has financed and successfully opened 39 water wells, a rural project for the Ovihimba tribe in northern Namibia.