The reality of Icelandic weather
Have you been looking at pictures of Iceland all day? Did you get the impression it was all nice and sunny. Think again. This photo taken by my friend Jón of his grandson during what they call a vosbúðar trip. I can’t think of a good English word for vosbúð. Vosbúð means something like cold and miserable hunger. Icelandic naturally has many words for things like that.
Being the optimists we occasionally are, when the weather gets bad we say either “Það er alltaf blessuð blíðan” (There is always the blessed good weather) or “Það fer að verða meira ferðaveðrið” (We are about to get some travel weather).