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Hey, I’m Melody!

Skagaströnd, Iceland · Member since May 2012
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I am an Australian living and working in the north of Iceland, I am the director of Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd and enjoy the company of travelers, hearing stories, and sharing my own. I have traveled some of Asia, Europe, Australia, Iceland, America and the UK, and have many more travel dreams to follow!
I am also an artist working in installation, which is how I first discovered Iceland, by attending artist residencies here ( (website hidden) )
I am a fan of records, good books, tea, the odd nightcap, and nature. I like going on walks around the countryside, and there´s heaps of space out here for it.
I moved to Iceland because I find it is a very inspiring and beautiful place, the landscape and the light in the north is phenomenal, and my favourite time (though Icelanders may not agree) is winter. Having grown up in Australia I find the winter magical. Despite the presumptions, it is still possible to go on great roadtrips and see amazing things in winter. Each day is an adventure!
The northern lights show up on my doorstep most nights in winter, and it usually isn´t very far to drive to different attractions. My town of Skagaströnd is a little fishing village with great characters! We have the artist residency here of course and there are sometimes exhibitions and open studio days, and also the only country bar (Western style and called Kántrýbær) in Iceland is here, which is open on weekends and serves great lamb, or burgers etc.
Skagaströnd also has Spákonuhof, the museum of þordis, a prophetess/spell making woman. The two women who operate it are excellent fortune tellers, and have been for years, I highly recommend seeing them for your palm readings, runes or cards.

Regardless, if you´re passing by or stopping in let me know, my house is always welcome to lovely people for a cup of tea. I also have a puppy who is amazing. :)

I would say "treat others as you wish to be treated" is a good thing to stick to.