Flora and Fauna ~ and Óðinn

Here is our Óðinn reorganizing things at the world's most northerly Botanical Garden, in Akureyri (the garden is located just to the right of the 600 on thismap.) The garden is especially beautiful and highly recommended to everyone traveling to Iceland's lovely northern city.

I received an email from a University of Washington student who is coming here for a two month internship and who is having trouble finding lodgings. She will be arriving next week and has asked if I can help her out in any way. Do any of my local readers know of a room or apartment available for rent? If so, please either leave a comment or email me so we can help her out. Much appreciated...

Oh, and one more thing. Check out this blog. My parent's across the street neighbor is swimming the English Channel as I write (3 p.m. GMT) and this blog is keeping track of his progress with text (in Icelandic, unfortunately) and photos (which speak an international language, thankfully). He's also active in adult gymnastics, and trained for this swim by working out in the Atlantic waters just off of Nautholsvík, shown in previous posts. Go Benni Go!

5 comments:

oria said...

At the beginning I thought the banner was in Spanish then I realized that it could be Latin.

About the student. It's a great problem to fing a room in Iceland, most in Summer time. If she starts in September she can ask in guesthouses. Couldn't it be possible the company find a place to her? When you arrive you don´t speak Icelandic and most of the adverts are in Icelandic.

oria said...

I forgot, is your baby? I remember I discover your blog when you were pregnant. It looks long time ago.

Maria Alva said...

Yep, this is our baby. He's a true charmer!

i agree with you Oria that the company should take care of Miss Holly the Intern. I won't name who it is for the sake of tact, but you don't formally invite a young person to a foreign country, have them work for you for free then leave them homeless! I'm totally confident that all will work out for her, though. This is magical Iceland, after all!

Stephanie said...

i would do anything to go to iceland

mueja said...

Nice fauna!!