Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter in Isafjordur

Our friend Albertina translated the events over the the long weekend, which begins Thursday, then Friday is Long Friday and Sunday and Monday and the first and second days of Easter.

Here is her direct translation - it is going to be a busy weekend:)

Wednesday 8th of April

10:00-17:00 The skiing area is open.

16:30 The formal start of the festival in Silfurtorg (town square) The brass band of the Ísafjörður music school will march down from the church and down to the Silfurtorg. Actors from the Litli leiksklúbburinn will perform sketches from the play “Við heimtum aukavinnu”. The Skiing association of Ísafjörður will be selling hot cocoa and pancakes.

17:00 (Cross country skiing) Núpur’s Sprint in Hafnarstræti (the main street)

19:00-22:00 Easter buffet to support the fund Framför (fund to support professional and talented young skiers), in Edinborgarsalur. Buffet by Elín and Hugljúf Ólafsdætra, including fantastic entertainment:

- Valkyrjurnar women’s choir will sing

- Litli leikklúbburinn will act and sing

- Auction of several pieces, such as a fishing wheel from Fossadal, the chair Dropi, jewellery from Dýrfinna Torfa and Guðbjörgu Ingvars, Sculpture piece from Guðrún Halldórs and clothing from GusT.

The toastmaster will be Ólafur Sigurðsson (Óli Sig).
All income, including the income of the auction will go directly to the fund that is ment to fund our professional and talented skiers. Tickets are available through phone 863-1614 (Friðgerður) till 31st of March and tickets can be picked up in Edinborgarhúsið the 1st of April from 17:00-18.30. Limited tickets available.

21:00 Concert with Þröstur Jóhannesson, celebrating the release of his new album Vorið góða. The Concert will be in Hamrar, but along with Þröstur the band Þúfutittlingarnir will play. The Þúfutittlingarnir are Halldór Smárason, Stefán Freyr Baldursson, Valdimar Olgeirsson and Tumi Þór Jóhannesson. Tickets cost kr. 1.000.

22:00-03:00 Quartet MÍ with a comeback along with the Milljónamæringarnir in Edinborgarsalur. Afterwards the Milljónamæringarnir and Bógomil font will play for dancing. Tickets can be bought in advance during office hours through telephone: 456-3622, but tickets will also be available by the entrance.

22:30-03:00 The troubadour Einar Örn sings and plays in Kjallarinn in Einarshús (Bolungarvík). Ómar Smári Kristinsson exhibits his drawings in Kjallarinn, Gréta Gísladóttir exhibits paintings in the hall.

Ski-exhibition in Rögnvaldarsalur, Edinborgarhús, BSV and Ísafirðingafélagið, designer of the exhibition is Rakel Sævarsdóttir.

Shipbuildings of Marzellíus, exhibition in the old hospital (the library).

Exhibition of paintings/Twos in the hall of Edinborg. This is the 34th private show of the painter Pétur Guðmundsson from Ísafjörður

Street bingo for the family. Street bingo for the whole family. Sort of a orienteering where you walk different trails around town and collects numbers. Tickets are sold in Hamraborg.

Thursday 9th of April

10:00-17:00 The skiing area is open.

11:00 Confirmation mass in Hólskirkja

12:00-14:00 KFÍ and Nói Siríus have a 2 on 2 Easter Egg tournament in the gymnasium in Torfnes, Ísafjörður

13:00 Biathlon in Seljalandsdalur. Earlier that day at 11:00 there will be offered training on how to handle firearms.

15:00 Boarder Cross match for children in Tungudalur.

14:00 Conformation mass in Ísafjarðarkirkja.

15:00-18:00 Billustofa at her home. The artist Marsibil G. Kristjánsdóttir, Billa, has her workshop open over the Easter. Guests are welcome to visit and look at her various arts, and if you are interested, to buy them. Warm coffee will be offered. Billustofa is in the roof of Túngata 17 in Ísafjörður, you walk in behind the house.

17:00 Theatre Easter in Ísó – Við heimtum aukavinnu! Edinborgarhúsið, tickets: 618-8269.

19:00 Við Pollinn. Food and singing where Bergþór Pálsson entertains. Bookings in telephone 456 3360.

19:00 Jazz in the valley Muurikka-party and Jazz in the cowshed in Arnardalur. The chieftains Villi Valli, Óli Kristjáns and Magnús Reynir will play their music. Murriika food party will be in the shed, prepared by the guest chef Sigþór Sigurðsson. Bookings in telephone 860-6062 and at arnardalur@arnardalur.is. Price per person is kr. 3.900.

20:00 Live music in the church in Flateyri. Bread and grapes afterwards.

20:00 Big jump snowboarding tournament in Ísafjörður. The tournament will most likely be held in the Bæjarbrekka.

20:00 Mass in the church in Þingeyri.

21:00 Theatre Easter in Ísó – Við heimtum aukavinnu! Edinborgarhúsið, tickets: 618-8269.

Educational conference for artists in Bryggjusalur, Edinborgarhús. Co-operational project between the Edinborg Cultural Centre and IMX (Icelandic music export). The American marketing expert Ariel Hyett teaches artists how to market themselves. More information on the Aldrei fór ég suður website.

Ski-exhibition in Rögnvaldarsalur, Edinborgarhús, BSV and Ísafirðingafélagið, designer of the exhibition is Rakel Sævarsdóttir.

Exhibition of paintings/Twos in the hall of Edinborg. This is the 34th private show of the painter Pétur Guðmundsson from Ísafjörður

Street bingo for the family. Street bingo for the whole family. Sort of a orienteering where you walk different trails around town and collects numbers. Tickets are sold in Hamraborg.

Friday, 10th of April

10:00-17:00 The skiing area is open.

10:00 Church walk from the church in Flateyri to Holt. Soup and semi-mass when arrived in Holt. Comfortable walking speed, suitable for all.

10:00 Cross-country skiing in Hornstrandir. The yearly cross-country skiing trip from Aðalvík to Hesteyri with Sjóferðir will be on the 10th of April. Bookings are with Sjóferðir in telephone 456 3870 or with Vesturferðir in telephone 456 5111. The boat will leave from Ísafjörður at 10 a.m. on the 10th.

11:00 Semi-Mass in Tungudalur (the skiing area)

12:00 Semi-Mass in Hólskirkja

11:00-17:00 Fancy-dress day in the skiing area. There is a long tradition for the whole family coming together in Tungudalur on Good Friday. People are encouraged to come in fancy-dresses. The barbeque will be lit around noon, the kids can get facial paints while listening to live music and candy will fall from the skies.

11:00 Mass where the church used to stand in Sandar in Dýrafjörður and from there people will walk to Þingeyri – if weather allows. If the weather will be bad, the service will be in the church in Þingeyri.

14:00 Theatre Easter in Ísó – Auðun og Ísbjörninn, in Tjöruhúsið Ísafjörður. Bookings: www.komedia.is or in telephone 891 7025.

14:00 Horse running walk in the equestrian centre in Dýrafjörður.

15:00-18:00 Billustofa at her home. The artist Marsibil G. Kristjánsdóttir, Billa, has her workshop open over the Easter. Guests are welcome to visit and look at her various arts, and if you are interested, to buy them. Warm coffee will be offered. Billustofa is in the roof of Túngata 17 in Ísafjörður, you walk in behind the house.

16:00 Theatre Easter in Ísó – Gísli Súrsson, in Tjöruhúsið Ísafjörður. Bookings: www.komedia.is or in telephone 891 7025.

16:00 Mass in the hospital.

19:00 Við Pollinn. Food and singing where Bergþór Pálsson entertains. Bookings in telephone 456 3360.

19:00-01:00 Aldrei fór ég suður. The rock festival held for the seventh time!

20:00 Birthday meeting of the AA in the church in Ísafjörður.

20:00 Dragedúkken a play and singing in Þingeyri

21:00 Theatre Easter in Ísó – Við heimtum aukavinnu!

00:00-04:00 A dance with the band Skítamórall in Hnífsdalur.

00:00 Concert with the band Vicky in Vagninn, Flateyri

22:30-03:00 Singstar in Kjallarinn in Einarshús (Bolungarvík). Ómar Smári Kristinsson exhibits his drawings in Kjallarinn, Gréta Gísladóttir exhibits paintings in the hall.

00:00 Theatre Easter in Ísó – Við heimtum aukavinnu!

Ski-exhibition in Rögnvaldarsalur, Edinborgarhús, BSV and Ísafirðingafélagið, designer of the exhibition is Rakel Sævarsdóttir.

Exhibition of paintings/Twos in the hall of Edinborg. This is the 34th private show of the painter Pétur Guðmundsson from Ísafjörður

Street bingo for the family. Street bingo for the whole family. Sort of a orienteering where you walk different trails around town and collects numbers. Tickets are sold in Hamraborg.

Saturday, 11th of April

10:00-17:00 The skiing area is open.

11:00 Hotel Ísafjörður Cross-Country skiing match

10:00-18:00 Play-day for children, all ages, in the gymnasium in Þingeyri, held by Höfrungur the local sports club

11:00-15:00 Brunch in Heimabær. In the cow shed in Arnardalur a delicious brunch will be offered for those who want to be well fed for Aldrei fór ég suður. Soup and bread, American pancakes, egg, bacon, sausages and etc. The singer and lucky troll Mysterious Marta will sing for guests at 12.30. Bus rides from Hamraborg at 11, 12, 13 and 14. More information at www.arnardalur.is

13:00 3X Easter egg skiing match in Tungudalur and Seljalandsdalur for children born 1996 and later.

14:00 Theater Ester in Ísó – Dimmalimm, in Tjöruhúsið. Bookings: www.komedia.is and 891 7025.

15:00-18:00 Billustofa at her home. The artist Marsibil G. Kristjánsdóttir, Billa, has her workshop open over the Easter. Guests are welcome to visit and look at her various arts, and if you are interested, to buy them. Warm coffee will be offered. Billustofa is in the roof of Túngata 17 in Ísafjörður, you walk in behind the house.

16:00-02:00 Aldrei fór ég suður – the rock festival.

19:00-23:59 Seafood buffet in Kjallarinn, Bolungarvík (if enough participation).

23:00 Concert with the band Klezmer Kaos at the Vagning in Flateyri.

Ski-exhibition in Rögnvaldarsalur, Edinborgarhús, BSV and Ísafirðingafélagið, designer of the exhibition is Rakel Sævarsdóttir.

Exhibition of paintings/Twos in the hall of Edinborg. This is the 34th private show of the painter Pétur Guðmundsson from Ísafjörður

Street bingo for the family. Street bingo for the whole family. Sort of a orienteering where you walk different trails around town and collects numbers. Tickets are sold in Hamraborg.

Sunday, 12th of April

10:00-17:00 The skiing area is open.

09:00 Mass in the church in Ísafjörður

09:00 Festive mass in the church in Þingeyri, breakfast afterwards

09:00 Festive mass in the church in Bolungarvík

10:00 Mass in the hospital in Bolungarvík

10:00 Eastermass in the church in Flateyri, bread and coffee afterwards

11:00 Mass in Hnífsdalur chapel

12:00 Fishing through ice in Hólmavatn, Dýrafjörður

14:00 Garpamót (match) in slalom in Tungudalur

14:00 Eastermass in the church in Holt, Önundarfjörður. Coffee afterwards.

14:00 Theater Easter in Ísó – Auðun og ísbjörninn.

14:00-17:00 Coffee and cakes and the mother and daughters quartet in Arnardalur. Cakes and other wonderful things in the cowshed in Arnardalur. The singing birds Margrét Geirs and her daughters will sing songs at 3 and 4 p.m. Ideal for the whole family to get together in a Sunday drive as in the old days. More information at www.arnardalur.is

23:59-03:00 Hjörtur Trausta in Kjallarinn

Ski-exhibition in Rögnvaldarsalur, Edinborgarhús, BSV and Ísafirðingafélagið, designer of the exhibition is Rakel Sævarsdóttir.

Exhibition of paintings/Twos in the hall of Edinborg. This is the 34th private show of the painter Pétur Guðmundsson from Ísafjörður

Street bingo for the family. Street bingo for the whole family. Sort of a orienteering where you walk different trails around town and collects numbers. Tickets are sold in Hamraborg.

Monday, 13th of April

10:00-17:00 The skiing area is open.

Ski-exhibition in Rögnvaldarsalur, Edinborgarhús, BSV and Ísafirðingafélagið, designer of the exhibition is Rakel Sævarsdóttir.

Exhibition of paintings/Twos in the hall of Edinborg. This is the 34th private show of the painter Pétur Guðmundsson from Ísafjörður

Street bingo for the family. Street bingo for the whole family. Sort of a orienteering where you walk different trails around town and collects numbers. Tickets are sold in Hamraborg.


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