Wednesday, May 22, 2013

“Discover Reykjavik” builds bridges with Iceland

Our Embassy is privileged to host “Discover Reykjavik”- an informal organization that introduces its members (Embassy family members, and Icelandic and expatriate friends) to Icelandic society writ large. Members attend lectures about uniquely Icelandic topics, visit factories and stores, and participate in city festivals and events to learn more about the city and country in which they live. This week, I had the pleasure of introducing Abbi Bjorgvinsson who gave a talk about Icelandic whales and the rapidly-growing whale watching industry. In effect, Discover Reykjavik members have an opportunity to peak behind the scenes of what makes Reykjavik a great city and Icelanders a noble people.