Sunday, August 03, 2008

Komdu (or details for leaving the rock)

i booked me flights out from this rock, means flying down to Reykjavik on the 1st of October, then taking the plane to Copenhagen on the 4th and heading from there back to Dusseldorf the morning of the 7th.

what does this means? First, i have 3 days in Reykjavik, even a last Friday-"Runtur", next day soaking in at the "Blá Lónið.", flying for 3 days to Copenhagen, have an nice "nights out" on Saturday, too. Some arty museums on Sunday and Shopping for new Glasses on Monday. perfect plan, i would say!

BUT, we all hopefully see us at my place in duesseldorf on the evening of the 7th, cause i have birthday on the 8th.

So I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A " OMG, HE MADE IT BACK HOME, AGAIN" and "B*DAY"- PARTY in once: serving Brennivín, Hákarl or other dishes of þorramatur, incl. hunderts of boring whale pictures to you!

i need to go there: somehow!

one of the many reasons i am here, is hiking. in the last weeks there was so much going on, that i couldn't find time and effort to go into the wild 8besides small staff and ásbergi/dettifoss-walk). a shame!

another problem is, that a lot of the well-marked, well-know tracks are in the south, skaftafell, landmannalaugur, þörsmörk, skogar or up northwest, hornstrandir ...

anyway, time is running fast and i need to find a way to come at least to landmannalaugar, the "overland-track" of iceland.

should be an easy 4-5 days walk, if, of course weather is stable. the only problem is, that it cost me around 150 Euro (Transportation) to do it and i need at least 7 days from landmannalaugar to skogar and back up north (via on night in rey).

and its the tourist season in full bloom, means hundreds of german couples in jack wolfskin or salwea jackets on the trail, talking shit ... :-(

at the end of the month, i am again in reyjavik, my guests are coming and in september, we switch back to our 5days work/2 days off schedule at the museum.

what should i do?