Nordic Meteorological Institutes
The Director General of the Icelandic Meteorological Office invited his colleagues of the other Nordic Meteorological Institutes to the northern town of Ísafjörður 26 – 28 August 2013, where IMO‘s Snow Avalanche Centre hosted their Annual Consultation Meeting.
Besides discussing the challenges of which their institutes are responsible, the attendants visited nearby Bolungarvík to dine in a historic house, Einarshús; took a guided tour through Ísafjörður and were shown some of the projects undertaken at the Snow Avalanche Centre which has expanded its role and leads various research.
The town of Ísafjörður stands on a narrow spit in the fjord Skutulsfjörður, which meets the waters of the larger fjord Ísafjardardjúp. The town is surrounded by mountains, best seen from sea, and when the group enjoyed a sailing tour, a humpback whale honoured the guests with its presence although it escaped the camera. The small island of Vigur was visited. The photos below were taken by Jón Ottó Gunnarsson, member of staff.