Welcome to my blog, which is intended to be predominantly about Iceland – so if you’re not an Icelandophile you might want to stop reading now…
About me: Hi, I’m Eva Lind and I am an Icelandoholic. I live in England and am just this side of a mid-life crisis. I have many other interests including running, Formula One, Bollywood movies, trashy reality shows and anything else that makes me laugh.
Growing up, I always loved both reading and writing. While I’ve always made time to for reading books I, haven’t written anything for years.
And I need a new audience as everyone I know is sick of me talking about Iceland.
How did I get interested in Iceland? Kind of by accident. It was one of those places that sounded like it would be cool, although admittedly I didn’t know a lot about it, but liked the idea of the remoteness, small population and general northern weather/daylight scenarios. My first trip was in 2005, as part of a trek from Landmannalaugur to Þórsmörk. I got to see a really spectacular part of Iceland, but as a “budget” trip our time was limited and we didn’t get to see too much else. Still, I knew I wanted to come back.
Do I think I’m some kind of expert on Iceland? No, that’s one of the fun things about Iceland, I keep finding more to learn and different aspects of the culture to appreciate. Initially I was interested in the spectacular natural phenomena found in Iceland, but have since found a whole world of music, books and cinema that keeps me entertained. I do feel like a bit of an expert compared to most people I know whose knowledge extends to something called a Blue Lagoon and think that Iceland is freezing cold, expensive and too much hassle with the volcanoes. I am always happy to educate these people. : ) But selfishly, I like the fact that it’s not really on most people’s radar.
Do I hope to achieve anything? Not really, I’m just having fun getting on my soapbox, but I hope to expand my Icelandic network and continue to learn new things about Iceland.