Monday, November 14, 2011

A new way to Eyrarbakki

A new road has been opened from Keflavik Airport to Eyrarbakki. The road leads by the seashore and is in very nice surroundings. The road enables visitors to travel to the south coast where Eyrarbakki town offers visitors welcome. Free bus travel between villages and downtown center many times a day.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

1st October protest

Icelanders have not been diligent in protest, but last years they learned that it pays not to sit home and do nothing. It's now been the object usury loan terms for people who buy houses. Households who need to borrow are made available rights and loansharks companies have the right to receive assets of people in debt. They calculate the properties lowest price and sell back at the highest price. It's time for change, hope and dignity of ordinary people will rise up.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The autumn is coming soon

It was a festive time of sheep-farmers when the sheep were running from the mountains and home to the country gathering.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Katla will not sleep longer.

A multitude of earthquakes in the volcano Katla causes people to fear a major eruption of the volcano is expected soon. Scientists monitoring the volcano will
not tell exactly whether the risk is to the future. But the outlook is that Katla is equipped to sleep enough.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nice summer in Eyrarbakki

Happy children in a hay wagon

Homemade dolls in full size

Old cars were often on the road

Brass band walked the streets

Kinds of figures were in many gardens.

The summer has been nice and sunny. Many tourists have visited Eyrarbakki and the surrounding area in summer, there were held two summer festivals in the best weather and charming environment. Now the main travel time has passed and the old town will be back as usual. Here are some pictures from this fine summer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The popular summer festival in Eyrarbakki

13 and 14 August 2011, The summer festival will be held on Eyrarbakki. The theme of the festival is traditionally, the 19th century Eyrarbakki. Icelandic clothing of that time will become prominent and national dances. Exhibitions are held, such as beauty of Icelandic chickens.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Katla wake up ?

It is likely that the eruption of the volcano Katla as started. For security describes the State Police give a warnig after flasflood in Múlakvísl. Bridge over the river Múlakvísl is gone. Mainroad 1 is closet.

Later in the day was considered possible for a litle eruption shot under the glacier Myrdalsjokull near the volcano Katla, and this has stopped now, but it can take many weeks to rebild the bridge.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Orange allert for Hekla volcano

It is thought likely Hekla volcano will erupt in this year. Scientists have been aware of the unusual positions of the mountain. Travelers are cautioned to have the greatest care of his travels near the volcano.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Icelandic cow

Icelandic cow came by Vikings. The cow in the picture from Eyrarbakki is entirely the same as the cow seeds Viking period.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Grimsvötn complete!

Eruption in Grímsvötn seems to be complete. No volcanic activity has been in recent days. Fireman, rescue teams and volunteers going now to clean the ashes in the farm area. Strong wind and heawy rain help also to clean the ashes from the land.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grimsvötn slows!

News tell that the eruption has decreased so much that area residents are no longer in danger. Ash cloud has gone away and some main roads are now open. It is expected that the volcano will be completed entirely within a few days.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Volcano vebcam Grimsvotn

Here is you vebcam from MILA:

Grimsvotn eruption as 10 times more powerfule than Eyjafjallajokull last year.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ash cloud has come over Eyrarbakkki

For a moment, an ash cloud reached to Eyrarbakki and approaching the capital Reykjavik. People who work outdoors must use a mask.The sky is gray-black and small dust is added to all as brown sugar. It is thought likely that the entire vole country will be affected by ash fall.

Asfall from Grimsvötn volcano

This photo was taken in Höfn village in south east of Iceland last night. Kristin Jonsdottir took the picture and shows the ash cloud comes over the church in the town. The eruption is the strongest in 100 years and is now much volcanic ash in a nearby glacier. No.1 road has been closed. All flights from Keflavík has been canselet today.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eruption started in Grímsvötn

Two hour ago began large earthquakes in the Vatnajokull glacier. Minute later began a powerful eruption in Grímsvötn a volcano place on the glacier. Flasflood is forthcoming in a few hours a wonder.

Last erupted in Grímsvötn the glacier in 2004.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The time stay still

The Eyrarbakki church was built in 1890 and is still used. This photo is from this time.
The queen of Danmark, Louise paint the altarpice in this church.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

House first time.

For many centuries was little material to build houses in Iceland, other than a small timber that arrived by ship. it was widely used stones, soil and turf to housing.
Houses in the Eyrarbakki, be fore the 20 centuri.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cultural heritage which was destroyed

This Danish house was the oldest trade in Iceland. The houses were built in 17 and 18 century. They were long the property Lefolii Danish family. By the mid 19th century became an Icelandic company that houses and let them break down. There were a lot of culture accidents, the Eyrarbakki people would preserve the buildings, because they were historic monuments, but the company would not listen to the people and the company just destroys the oldest relics of Icelandic retail history. It was in 1950.
(In front of the house is loaded stone walls, defensive structures for sea water)

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Great duel- Eyrarbakki Betting Wrestling

Eyjolfur was a man upstairs in the middle of the 18th century. (1729) He lived in the Eyrarbakki. He was known for his strength and fitness, and moreover, he was wrestling a great champion. Trader, who was in the Eyrarbakki, had once talked with the captain of Danish ship in Eyrarbakki harbour. Said the captain of Icelanders to be loser's, and him said he would bring a person from abroad, the Icelander could not overcome, but traders who thought the Icelandic by best fighters, said he would bring on an Icelander, as no stranger can overcome.
They bet on this. The next summer was a black slave with the master of the ship, seems fightings like trolls and excessive killer machine. He called traders got to deal with it. Eyjólfur was however reluctant, because he was going to old age, and think it will created in the ruthless business. Before he went to fight, he wrapped himself with a string through the body and limbs under the outer garments. The slave could never beat him to injury. Eyjólfur long did not try to defend him selves, and thought he had fully experienced, but slave tried beating and banging as he could in a long time. Finally came Eyjólfur though wrestling takes on the slave and coat it. So he had his knee in the stomach and pressure so that the slave's chest wall and blood came from his mouth. They were then separated, and the injured brought the slave to ship. Eyjólfur was never refreshes after the battle. It is said that traders had given to Eyjolfur this Bet money and more for this victory. These wrestling’s have the name "The Eyrarbakki Betting Wrestling".

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Art from the nature

Pattern: As a ripple of the sea made of ice.
Pattern: As the ripple of the sea made of sand.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Big freeze

The time is cool and quiet. The sea to the beach wants to freeze. Mr. North wind determines state. On the north country is warned avalanches. They are dangerous if they fall on communities. U.S. state snows of telling news. Brisbane Australia sinks into the water. North Asia as white ice. So is the weather.
Somebody dreams about the sun and paradise and painted a beautiful dream into the house.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

New faces

Eyrarbakki Times has given a new face. The new look will hopefully well taken. Now it is possible to present this oldest town in Iceland more. Now there are many Eyrarbakki Times pictures on the Flickr photo stream, and video that everibody can watch here. Many photos are very beautiful example many eruptions photos. Soon it will be the floating point images of travel, but some photos have arrived from a trip to Norway.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

End of the year 2010

With ends in 2010 with the fire and sing farewell songs as usual to. Residents gathered by the fire and having a good time. At midnight is shot in the air billions of fireworks. So we walk into the new year hopeful of better times.