The raven report is a collection of interesting articles and stories from the GIF countries (Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands) that the ravens have spotted in their flight around the world.
FoXnoMad interviewed Jeanine Barone about Iceland and conditions there for travellers. Might be quite a revelation for many.
"Aside from these disruptions in air travel, I think a good thing for travelers is that it puts Iceland on the tourist map for those who don’t think about this lovely, picturesque country all that much. There is a boutique hotel (Hotel Skogar) at the foot of the volcano that will be a prime place to lay your head once things simmer down. Plus, their sister luxe property, Hotel Ranga, is outside of the evacuation zone, so it’s up and running and offering helicopter tours over the volcano. You can see the volcano from the dining room windows."
FoxNews tells a tale of Megan Michelson, an avid skier trying out the Icelandic slopes. And we're not talking about any ordinary slopes. She experienced some true adventures:
"I spent six days touring on glaciated terrain and descending from some of the highest points on the island. My guide at Icelandic MountainGuides promised an adventure, writing in our itinerary: "The objective is Iceland’s most famous Volcano Hekla, 1.5 miles above sea level. Hekla is the volcano that erupts the most frequently in Iceland, on average every 10 years. The last eruption was in February 2000. Having skis on is great as it guarantees a fast retreat if the volcano blows."
Mental note: Wax my skis before attempting this."
On Bootsnall.com a traveller tells about his experiences on Mykines one of the smaller Faroe Islands, facing the bare untouched nature as nature created him, all alone. Well, so he thought:
"“It’s just like privates on parade, isn’t it?” asked the man as he sat down and began to unwrap a packet of sandwiches.
“No, man, the puffins, the bloody puffins. Look at them, all lined up like privates on parade.”"
ps. Have you been writing about your travels in Greenland, Iceland or the Faroe Islands? Or ran into some interesting stories and articles? Share them with us.