The College Board Meetings were hosted in Reykjavik this week, a visit that included activities with other stake holders in Iceland. The Education Ministry provides the annual scholarship for Iceland. We were received at the Ministry, the Danish Embassy and the Nordic House. We received guided tours of both the ancient and the present parliament; – at Thingvellir by Director Ólafur Örn Haraldsson and at Allthingi by Speaker of the Parliament Einar K. Gufinnsson. The greatest surprise of the day was to find paintings of our own village Dale at the most prominent place of the building – a testimony to Ingolfur Arnason – the first settler on Iceland, who sailed from our Dalsfjord in 873.
An article about the meeting was published in one of the main Icelandic newspapers. Here it is, with English translation.