I am going to seize the opportunity this blog provides me and shamelessly abuse my access to its readers to promote the first Icelandic International Crime Fiction Festival that will be held here this winter. The weekend in question is the 22nd to the 24th November, with the program being focused on the 23rd which is a Saturday and the Friday evening and the Sunday for field trips and sightseeing tours.
|The Nordic House in Reykjavík - no Stan, it is not a prison|
The good thing is that the program is free. All you need to do is register and of course get a flight ticket and a hotel room - enough on its own unfortunately. November is a good time to see the Northern Lights, have a traditional Julefrokost on the Saturday evening and sometimes (most times) see some snow. The traditional areas of interest are all accessible at this time but you are certain not to be trampled underfoot by a hoard of tourists. The geysers and the Blue Lagoon for example are much nicer to see in winter than in summer.
The reason I am posting this now and not closer to the event is that it looks as if the event will be sold out – if that is a term one can use for a free event. It you would like to come I recommend registering sooner rather than later, here is a link that will lead you on your way:
Oh, silly me. I forgot to mention the name of the festival: Icelandic Noir
Yrsa - Wednesday