Sacha from Ontario is staying on a farm in Reykholt, Borgarfjörður and is having a blast with her new family. Next week she is going to Kópavogur to stay with her gr. aunt and help out at the Nordic Association office.
"The other day my frændi Jón Þór stopped by and we took a trip to the mountains/glaciers with one of his twin boys Aron, his sister Halldóra’s son Skirnir and Skirnir's grandfather, and went for a hike. We had to cross over the river which was pretty cold and explored the land quite a bit with the boys before making our way upwards. When we started to get going with the hike the boys were already pretty tired so at one point the boys and Hermann made their way back to the car while Jón Þór and I continued up to the top of Hádegisfell Syðra. The whole trip up was incredibly beautiful. The land was absolutely untouched, no marked paths, no sign that anyone else had ever climbed up before. When we got to the top we sat in silence for a bit just absorbing the surroundings, the peacefulness, it was gorgeous. We had some pretty amazing views of the surrounding glaciers - Langjökull, Ok and Þórisjökull. On the way down we decided not to walk but to slide down the snow instead, and boy was that a great idea. The next day Jón Þór came back to the farm and took me up in one of the planes to fly over to where we had hiked. Boy am I lucky, it was a pretty incredible experience.