Around 3 pm we started walking to Vesturbæjarlaug swimming pool. After all, swimming (or soaking in the hot tub discussing politics or other societal issues) is a national sport of Icelanders. Having the best Ice-cream in the world at Ísbúð Vesturbæjar was a must after all this hard work. Lastly but not least, the first Snorri-day in Iceland ended with a fastastic meal at Sjávargrillið restaurant where the group enjoyed sea perch (karfi).
First day of class was yesterday and everyone likes Sigurborg, the Icelandic teacher, very much. Genealogy was of course a hit. Everyone's roots were traced at least 10 generations back through the book of Icelanders, the Snorris could see how they are related to each other, some famous Icelanders like Björk, Jónsi of Sigurrós, Halldór Laxness and the newly elected Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð. Of course they were also excited about their Icelandic relatives and the host families. Everyone except one are staying with relatives this year.
Reykjavík still has some rainy clouds that are supposed to last for a few more days at least. Classes were continued this morning and they a lecture on Icelandic nature and geology is starting right now. Afterwards everyone has been invited for a visit to the Canadian Embassy to meet Ambassador Stewart Wheeler and his wonderful staff.
Tonight we are going to the top of Mt. Esja with Nordjobb (young people from the Nordic countries).
Rain or sun, the Snorris are happy!