Autumn is the best time to explore Iceland.
Over the weekend I was so lucky to see Iceland at its best in Southeast Iceland. Beautiful colors, blue sky but I didn't see any northern lights.
At Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon I counted 25 rental cars, unbelievable in mid-October.
Tourists from all over, exploring Iceland.
On the radio on the way there the main news was about our lost Prime Minister.
He left the country for a week with his family to explore the good weather, in Florida... or was he in Tortola, or one of the Leeward Islands?
Even the speaker of parliament didn’t know.
And by law, a parliamentarian or prime minister, must provide a valid reason for not attending a session.
Yesterday, he was back. His explanation: he was tired, had not seen his almost two-year-old child grow. The break had been planned since last summer.
The parliamentary session starts in October so he had a couple of weeks, even months to inform the speaker of parliament, or others, that he was taking a break.
Or he could have taken it in September, before the session started.
Maybe, he needed a break. According to the latest poll, published when he was basking in the sun, his party, the Progressive Party, has lost 40 percent of its voters in just six months.
The party holds a support rating of just 15 percent, compared to 24 percent at the elections in April.
He should, instead of sneak off to the southern seas, enjoy Iceland at its best, now in October.
Páll Stefánsson - firstname.lastname@example.org