Verslunarmannahelgi

Prepare for the Merchant’s Weekend!

Coming weekend is a three day one and the biggest travelling weekend of the year in Iceland and also the biggest festival weekend. It is called Verslunarmannahelgi or Merchant’s weekend, since the first Monday in August is dedicated to Icelandic merchants. A great deal of people of all ages go camping and enjoy large outdoor festivals. This is also considered by many to be the last chance to go camping and travelling before we have to say goodbye to our beloved summer. All of the festivals are suitable for families and during the daytime most of them have some sort of a program for kids. In the evenings, you will enjoy live music concerts where you will be able to dance far into the night. If you will be here in Iceland next weekend we highly recommend you to go camping and check out one of these big festivals. If you are not a camper you can always stay in Reykjavík for the annual music festival Innipúkinn or “Homebody,” an ironic term used for those who prefer the pleasure and comfort of their warm homes.

We have listed down few of the biggest festivals during this upcoming weekend. Take a look!

Þjóðhátíð

Þjóðhátíð í Vestmannaeyjum is a festival held in Vestmannaeyjar Islands, located off the mainland’s south coast. Þjóðhátíð is by far the biggest festival during this weekend. This festival has been held since 1874 and today around 10,000 – 16,000 people attend the festival annually. The festival starts on Thursday and ends with a crowd singing on Sunday night. The big stage of the festival is located in Herjólfsdalur, a valley on the island of Heimaey. The festival consists of fireworks displays, concerts, food tents, bonfires, guitar singing, camping, BBQ’s and then the big night crowd singing on the Sunday evening.

For tickets and more information about the festival take a look at their website https://dalurinn.is/

Akureyri – Ein með öllu

In Akureyri, the second largest urban area after the capital region, there is a big festival called Ein með Öllu or “the one with everything.” This festival is perfect for families with children as well as for people of all ages who are traveling with friends and just want to party and enjoy the best musicians Iceland has to offer. The program consists of Tivoli, outdoor theatre for children, sports competitions and outdoor live music concerts and a lot more.

Please take a look at their website for further information http://www.einmedollu.is/is/dagskra/laugardagur

Mýrarbolti

Mýrarboltinn or “Mud football,” is held in Ísafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. It is a football tournament played at a mud field. Most of the teams are made by groups of friends and each team plays in a uniform that the team members have made by themselves. It is not just a football tournament but also a music festival. During the evening there will be live music concerts where people will be able to dance all their sorrows and muscle pains away. This festival is a great mixture of sports and partying.

Here you can see more about it http://www.myrarbolti.com/

Innipúkinn

Innipúkinn or “Homebody” is an annual music festival which is held at downtown Reykjavík. This year is the festivals 16th edition. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, there will be a variety of musical programs.

For further information and the line-up for Innipúkinn 2017, take a look at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Innipukinnfestival/

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Varnir gegn smitsjúkdómum.

Íslenska

Okkur hjá Mountaineers of Iceland er mjög hugað að öryggi og heilsu starfsmanna og viðskiptavina okkar.  Það er okkur mjög mikilvægt að halda öllu hreinu hjá okkur.  Í einu og öllu förum við eftir hreinlætisplani sem er í öryggisáætlun okkar og tilmælum Landlæknis er varðar hreinlæti.

Þar af leiðandi höfum við gripið til þessa ráðstafanna vegna Covid-19 og annarra sambærilegra smitsjúkdóma:

- Áður en sest er upp í faratæki okkar þurfa allir að sótthreinsa á sér hendurnar. Einnig áður en komið er í starfsstöðvar okkar við Langjökul til að klæða sig í viðeigandi fatnað.
- Viðskiptavinir fá allir hrein buff (höfuðklúta) til þess að fyrirbyggja snertingu við hjálma.
- Við reynum eftir bestu getu að tryggja að það sé 2 metrar á milli viðskiptavina. Við biðjum einnig viðskiptavini okkar að virða 2 metra regluna.

Allir snertifletir eru þrifnir nokkrum sinnum á dag og einnig eru gallarnir og hjálmarnir spreyjaðir með hreinsiefni eftir notkun með efni sem heitir Virkon. Það er sótthreinsandi efni og drepur alla sýkla sem það kemst í snertingu við. Buffin og hanskarnir eru svo þrifin í lok dag og einungis notuð einu sinni á dag til að koma í veg fyrir smit.

Enska

We at Mountaineers of Iceland are very concerned about the safety and health of our employees and our customers. It is very important for us to keep everything clean. All in all, we follow a hygiene plan that is in our safety plan and the recommendation of the Medical Director of Health regarding hygiene.
As a result, we have taken these measures for Covid-19 and other comparable infectious diseases:

- Before settling into our vehicles, everyone needs to disinfect their hands. Also before coming to our local offices at Langjökull to dress in appropriate clothing.
- Customers are all given a clean buff (headscarf) to prevent helmet contact.
- We try our best to ensure that it is 2 meters between customers. We also ask our clients to respect the 2-meter rule.

All contact surfaces are cleaned several times a day and also the overalls and helmets are sprayed with detergent after use with a substance called Virkon. It is an antiseptic and kills any germs it comes into contact with. The scarves and gloves are then cleaned at the end of the day and used only once a day to prevent infection.