Monday, May 01, 2006


And now, in keeping with my Icelandic theme of late, here is an anomoly to the series: Icelanders, enjoying the sun ...Nautholsvik - Reykjavik beach. Good heavens - looks a bit crowded. How did we miss this place when we were there last? I didn't know there were that many people on the beach at one time!

10 comments:

Agnes Mitchell said...

Anomoly? More like an oxy-moron. Icelanders in bikinis? You really should see the confused look on my face.

Of course, I'm Texan. We won't pull out the bathing suit until it's at least 80 degrees...and that's a bit drafty. LOL ;)

Ranger Tom said...

For some odd reason I don't connect Iceland with bikinis and beaches...

Autumn Storm said...

My gosh, you'd have to get there before dawn just to have a spot to put down your towel. They look a bit over-dressed though, or maybe I'm just used to the Danish beaches :-)

Keshi said...

hehe Terry :):)...but I dun like crowded beaches...the more isolated it is, the more beautiful it is..

Keshi.

Mo'a said...

Wow!!Unbelieveable, when I was growing up in Iceland, I never saw a scene like this......things have changed, and I understand the weather is warmer in Iceland, now that there is this global warming.

ECS said...

I think it should be mentioned that this is not a natural beach... most of the real beaches in Iceland are black sand, and are not really a swimmable temperature. This one has hot water pumped in to make the water warm enough, and is kind of a strange place. I've only been once, in January, and it was abandoned except for old men with metal detectors. It's also in a not-so-accessible location, on the far side of the city airport.

As for Icelanders in bikinis, there are plenty at the pool- I see more bikinis here than I did in New England, where I used to live.

mergrl said...

dang, is it like one good swimming day and everybody rushes out to enjoy it LOL Looks like Ft. Lauderdale at spring break :0)

tsduff said...

Agnes - not so sure of the hottest temps in Iceland... but I read about a heatwave last year that actually melted some streets and caused them to buckle. Strange, eh? Must have been a panic.

RT - You would be pleasantly surprised I think, by both :-D

Autumn - are those beaches in Denmark nudie beaches? Don't forget the sunscreen :-D

Mo'a - sure isn't like the beaches up Snaefellsness way, is it? Like night and day - although we did find a stunning virgin beach up out on the penninsula... after crossing an endless lava field in the car with treacherous hills and holes, we jumped down from the black columnar cliffs to the sand, which wasn't black like most others. We felt like Adam and Eve - not a person around for miles and miles.

E - thanks (as always:-D) for the clarification :-) I was truly wondering about this beach, and after you mentioned it, I remember reading about this place with the pumped in hot water. It seems to be more people than I ever saw in Iceland together at any one time.

TRACE! I've never been to Ft Lauderdale, but I can imagine. Better to get that serene beach with nobody on it for miles. I'll even take a cold and wind whipped beach over the "packed" one any day. I don't handle the crowds well.

Spider Girl said...

I have relatives in Iceland....

Perhaps I need to pay them a visit. I've heard they have nice hot springs there.

tsduff said...

SG - they DO have fabulous hot springs - all over the country! And, they've tamed some; there are so many indoor hot pools for swimming it makes you dizzy. You ought to go see the relatives... you won't be disappointed with Iceland :-)