. . . ‘cause you know I have the interests of my readers at heart!
Actually, these aren’t Icelandic. IIRC, they are Spanish and Italian, graduate students “volunteering” at our conference.
Still not Icelandic. This particular girl is English – South African, a graduate student at the University of Johannesburg.
My incompetent, surreptitious photography doesn’t really do this one justice. I’m pretty sure she is the wife of one of the attendees. And no, she’s not Icelandic. She’s French. There were a lot of French girls at the conference, few of which I had the nerve to photograph.
This young woman, a graduate student in environmental studies at the University of Iceland, had a job catering the conference food and beverage. She wasn’t an attendee, and she’s not Icelandic. She’s Russian, who came to Iceland after marrying an Icelandic man who himself was a visiting student in Russia.
Fooled you again! There are approximately 100 Brazilians among Reykjavik’s population of 300K. This one worked at the Brasilia Restaurant, the best value in food I had while I was there. IIRC, she visited Iceland and wound up marrying an Icelander. There was another Brazilian waitress at the restaurant with more obviously Afro-Brazilian features.
Well, if you adjust for age, and considering that the conference selects for brains not beauty, then this Croat-Canadian doesn’t come off too badly.
Okay, I’ve strung y’all along far enough. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the real women of Iceland:
This is a sampling of the staff at the Blu Lagoon, a geothermal hot springs known for the milky blue color of its water. The minerals and bacteria in the water are supposed to be excellent exfoliates.
In no particular order: