Who we are

Chris and Eth walking the Cleveland Way from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay

Hi, this is the blog of Chris and Ethna Parker. We are using this space to keep our friends, family and interested passers-by up to date with our ‘great adventure’ in Iceland. Do drop by often and see what we are getting up to in the most beautiful country on the planet.  And, do leave comments, especially if you come across any hints, tips and bargains in Iceland that you think we would like. We are total Icelandphiles, we love just about everything about the place. But of course, loving Iceland doesn’t mean it’s always an easy place to live, so here we will share our ups and downs of life in Iceland. The pain, the gain, the lot! Welcome to the world of the Parkers in Iceland.

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln


Recent Posts

You know you’re from Iceland when…

Given the flurry of interest in this post recently and the critical nature of the updates posted, I have decided to reblog this post. Stay alert peeps.


There are lots of lists doing the rounds at the moment on the subject of, ‘you know you’re from Iceland when…’ this one from the howdoyoulikeiceland.blogspot.com is one of my favourites. If you come across any more, send them to me and I’ll dutifully post them 🙂

CORRECTION ALERT! I have been reliably informed (by an Icelander – thank you Jóhannes) that one of the factoids below is incorrect. The bit about trolls is in fact wrong:

Trolls don’t live in suspicious looking rocks, it’s elves, or Huldufólk to be more precise. Trolls on the other hand get turned into stone when exposed to sunlight.

CORRECTION ALERT! I have recently been contacted by Bergþór, who wanted to clarify one of the points highlighted below:

“okay, you pretty summed it all up very nice there. But there where some aspects that I didn’t agree on like… You believe in trolls (when foreigners…

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