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‘Stop standing in front of East Iceland, dear meteorologists’

‘Stop standing in front of East Iceland, dear meteorologists,’ (Hættið að standa fyrir Austurlandi kæru veðurfræðingar) is the name of a new Facebook page with 136 members.

On the page, people share screen shots of meteorologists on the national broadcasting station RÚV, standing in front of a weather map of Iceland, blocking the view of the east part of the country, while detailing the forecast. While signs indicating wind speed, precipitation and temperature cover the rest of the map, East Iceland is covered by the meteorologist alone.

Read the story at Iceland Review. 

Hear an interview on CBC Radio in Canada. 

 


East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Fljótsdalshérað Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur