Iceland is blessed with abundance of energy and world‘s richest fishing banks. New General-Director of National Energy Authority, Halla Hrund Logadóttir yearns to work for Iceland, the Arctic and the World in all its diversity at this watershed moment in history of Energy Change. “Climate Change in the Arctic is knocking at our doors,” she says in an interview with Icelandic Times. “Dramatic changes in the Arctic eco-systems, acidification of oceans, welfare of inhabitants and animals and Arctic security are all pressing issues. We are running against time. This is our cup of coffee and we will not offer our descendants slouch,” she says. Geothermal Baths are being built around Iceland and the newest one is Krauma in West Iceland. The water for Krauma comes from Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful geyser that provides for 200 litres pr. second of 100° hot water. Krauma mixes it with cold water from Rauðsgil which is Ok Glacier, Iceland’s smallest glacier. One of Icelandic‘s most common proverb is Þrándur í Götu – Faroese Tróndur í Gøtu – literally meaning someone in the way. However it is not common knowledge that Tróndur í Gøtu has royal bloodline in abundance as decendant of one of Iceland‘s most famous settler, Auður djúpúðga – deepwise – who was born ca. AD 850. After her husband Ólafur White King of Dublin was killed in battle and her son Þorsteinn Red, King in Scotland was killed as well, she secretly built a Viking-ship and set sail to Iceland, stopping in Orkney and Faroe Islands where she married her granddaughters to locals lads. Their descendants are the Earls of Orkneys and Gøta Chaps in Faroe Islands.
Einar Th. Thorsteinsson