The Golden Plover gives signs of Spring
Numerous signs of spring being around the corner have started to show. The Golden Plover has arrived in Iceland, spring blossoms are starting to bloom in the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens in and new arrivals, such as kid goats, also blossom in the nearby Reykjavík Family Park & Zoo. The Golden Plover A golden plover was spotted by the Sílavík bay at Höfn in Hornafjördur around noon last Thursday, according to the bird website fuglar.is. The arrival of the migrating bird is considered the first certain sign of spring in Iceland. Now the golden plover will “sing away the snow and boredom” as it says in a beloved poem about the connection between the bird’s arrival and the end of winter by Páll Ólafsson. Migrating birds are now returning to the country in ever growing numbers—there are few remnants of winter left in Iceland’s southwestern region, although it is still snowing in the north and east.
Whale watching on Friday at 12:55. Tickets available now
The season is about to kick-off and our next whale watching tour available will be on Friday, 2nd of April, at 12:55. Please call us or send us an email, email@example.com, to guarantee your place on board with us. This time around we will probably do some fishing on the way back as well as an extra benefit included in the trip. For those not so interested in fishing this is a great time to enjoy the magnificent scenery around while the ship is stationary. Looking forward to sail with you and see some WHALES!!!
Iceland defends its title as the island of fire and ice
Why go to Iceland? It could no be described better yesterday when a volcano eruption occurred in one of the glacier, Eyjafjallajökull (Eyjafjalla- glacier) . Unbelievable sight showing the incredible contrast between the two elements, fire and ice. This is one of many reasons why tourists come to Iceland because the variety in the forces of nature is everywhere to be found. Take a sailing tour for few hours to witness whales just outside the coast of Reykjavik or drive few hours inland and see strokes of burning lava on ice. If this doesn't bring you to Iceland....what will?
Iceland One of 10 Best Whale Watching Destinations
Whale watching: 10 of the best. Watching the oceans' cetacean stars is one of the world's most popular wildlife activities. Victoria Homewood selects the 10 best whale-watching destinations around the world. (www.telegraph.co.uk ) Iceland is among the 10 best destinations worldwide for whale watching, according to an article in The Telegraph (UK). Other top 10 destinations are Alaska, Azores, California, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and Vancouver.
Reykjavík Arts Festival 12 May – 5 June 2010.
About the Reykjavík Arts Festival The year 2010 is a big year for the Reykjavik Arts Festival as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. From the very first festival in 1970, it has always stayed true to its original goal of offering the best of the Icelandic and international art scene. The Reykjavík Arts Festival is one of the oldest and most respected arts festivals in Northern Europe. It has become a harbinger of spring, bringing joy and delight to Iceland’s residents and their guests in May each year. The Festival is recognised as a premiere venue for outstanding Icelandic and international artists and takes pride in its unique focus on all artistic disciplines – theatre, dance, music, literature and visual arts. This year´s programme offers a varied and colourful blend of big and small events. Festival guests will have the opportunity to attend concerts and readings in artists’ studios and writers’ own homes, as well as enjoying exceptional acts and performances on the city‘s big stages. This year, photography is in the Festival spotlight, with numerous international and Icelandic photo exhibitions. Visit artfest.is for more information.
Starting up season 2010 !
Hello all. The news from Life of Whales are that we are now making everything ready after the winter-stop. We are extremely exited about the upcoming Whale Watching season, and are positive that the summer will be even better than the last, if that is at all possible.