My family (robin, tillye and nick) and i took an epic vacation to the wonderful country of Iceland this past august. We rented a small RV and camped around the entire country for two weeks. we did not want to leave. but before we began our ring road adventure, we drove to Landeyjahofn, on the southern coast, drove our mobile home onto a ferry headed for Heimaey. we met our icelandic friends, Marteinn and Vigdis Jonnason and the son Oliver, in Heimaey (Westman islands) for a weekend we will never forget. Vigdis grew up on Heimaey so we stayed with them and her extended family and friends in her childhood home. Why you say? Well for the past 140 years on Heimaey, there is this huge 4 day music festival: Þjóðhátíð – in a crater. Heimaeys’ population is around 4000, but the island is invaded by another 15,000 icelanders ready to rock and roll. we were ready too. So this post: Iceland, August 2014, Part 1 is strictly some shots from our time on heimay. unforgettable. wish i could tell you all the stories in detail. maybe some day. marteinn is the guy in the red hat and flaming orange hair. look soon for part 2, The Beginning of the Ring Road.