Our last stop on the Iceland tour was Steinsstaðir.

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It after midnight when we arrived at Steinsstaðir in Skagafjörður, it is a quiet country hotel in a lovely location. The next morning the plan was to go for a nice walk, but we didn´t get any further than this slide that was on the front lawn. IMG_5064
Thankfully grandma was there to play with Arabella while me and Alisdair filmed our last acoustic video of the trip
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We had to wait for a while as there was a farmer cutting the grass on the next farm and his tractor was very loud. But we didn´t really mind sticking around in a location like this.
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What is more rock´n roll than playing at a herring festival ?

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Yes after a short stop at a summer festival in Akureyri were we met up with lots of friends and family …..
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we drove over to Siglufjörður where we played at the annual Herring festival, and yes it is as homely and relaxed as it sounds.

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In Siglufjörður we met my grandmothers sister Sigga Magga she is one of those people that is always smiling ( and yes that man in the background photobombing us is her husband Bjarni ) They always make us feel so welcome when we visit the north.

Dried fish, chocolate cake and a dog called Hrappur.

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We went for a walk around Húsavík before our gig and there was some weird fish about. Arabella had to stop in front of this lot for a while just to point and say ojjjjjjj ojjjjjjj !!!! ( yuk yuk would be the english translation ). So I guess she won´t be wanting the Icelandic classic dried fish for her birthday party this weekend :)
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But talking about things to eat…. we found some lovely chocolate cake. So here you have a picture of three generations agreeing that chocolate cake is a good inv/Users/Hafdis/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Previews/2014/08/05/20140805-210059/Reg0%VBmTvW41lAnh3wXsg/IMG_1678.jpgention.
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After the gig we had a bit of a drive ahead of us and we arrived late in the night at Narfastaðir. But everyone there was very helpful and friendly which is so helpful when traveling with a baby that is fast asleep. So the next day we had a slow morning and after a big breakfast we went outside to play. and that´s when we met HrappurIMG_5023
Arabella followed him around for a while shouting Mosi Mosi ….
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Before we left Narfastaðir we recorded a cover of Sam Smiths Stay with me, we planned on playing outside but it started to rain so we moved into the house for the recording.
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You can listen to our cover here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Q4_6F-v60

Earthquake centre in Kópasker.

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We arrived in Kópasker in freezing cold weather. But after being stuck in the car for a while Arabella really wanted to play outside and thankfully there was a playground right outside of the venue.IMG_4984IMG_4988
The earthquake centre was an unusual venue, it is not everyday you have the option of going into an earthquake simulator after soundcheck. It was a lovely gig and I was told afterwards that half of the population of Kópasker came to the concert.
Arabella was very concerned about the state of this kitchen they had on display.
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