Iceland

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Þvörusleikir

Slow down boys… jólasveinar @home

Stúfur

Stúfur is the littlest jólasveinn, and, I am told, much beloved of the girls. He is not so much a (half)troll as your very own Home Gnome. Very stubborn, loyal, somewhat fierce and generous to a fault. He rowed to our distant shores last night, bringing wee little treats, received with much joy this morning.…

Giljagaur

and the jólasveinar march on and on across the floor… Giljagaur came this morning. He likes to hide in the folds in the landscape, crawling towards your barn, where he will sneak up to the cows in the morning and skim the significance off your double blinded data set, leaving but a suggestion of a…

Stekkjastaur

Yes, ’tis the season, and jólasveinarnir are headed for town: Stekkjastaur – Lock up your sheep! Icelandic media cautioned children last week that the jólasveinar were having a hard time this year, and to expect more socks and and underwear, and less overpriced plastic imported crap in their shoes this year… austerity, it is also…

Katla

Series of substantial earthquakes in the Katla caldera, could be nothing could be sign of an impending eruption

On saturday Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, reconvenes. Protests are planned on the square outside, and there are suggestions that a new wave of protests may build up, similar to the “Household Revolution” back in the winter of 2008. But there will be some missing from the demos.

draumaprinsinn

for posterity

A small eruption in Loki?!?

Mystery flashflood reveals new hydrothermal system and probable small subglacial eruption this week, or two, or three…

Cratering of ice sheet and possible small eruption under ice.

A jökulhlaup has started in Múlakvísl, the glacial river that comes off Mýrdalsjökull, that is the glacier that Katla is under.