A note about the Icelandic names

Most Icelanders still follow the ancient tradition of deriving their last name from the first name of their father. If a man is called Leifur Eriksson (his name is Leifur and he is Eriksson, the son of a man named Erikur). A woman called Johanna Heraldsdottir has the personal name Johanna and is Heraldsdottir (daughter …

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Thursday June 28, 2007

We awoke to a beautiful morning in Reykjavik. The clouds and wind had moved on and it was lovely and sunny. We stayed up too late which is easy to do when it’s continually bright outside. I think I’m still adjusting to the time change from Seattle/East Coast and the long days.