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Carry On Icelandic: Culture [selections] (2004)

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Lķf eftir vinnu - Life After Work

Lķf eftir vinnu

Ķslendingar vinna langan vinnudag. Eftir slķkan dag er gott aš slaka į ķ fašmi fjölskyldunnar, hitta vini og kunningja eša finna sér eitthvaš įhugavert til afžreyingar.

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Menningarnótt į Akureyri įriš 2001 (A Night of Culture Festival at Akureyri in 2001).

Žaš veršur stöšugt vinsęlla aš stunda lķkamsrękt ķ einhverri af hinum fjölmörgu lķkamsręktarstöšvum landsins og mjög vinsęlt er af öllum aldurshópum aš fara ķ sund. Žį eru gönguferšir śti ķ nįttśrunni mikiš stundašar, enda yfirleitt stutt śt ķ gušs gręna nįttśruna og žvķ fyrirhafnarlķtil heilsurękt. Į vetrum er alltaf gaman aš renna sér į skķšum eša skautum. Aš undanförnu hefur oršiš stöšugt vinsęlla aš fara ķ vetrarferšir upp į hįlendiš og snjóslešaakstur į miklum vinsęldum aš fagna.

Menningarlķfiš er afar fjölskrśšugt. Alls kyns nįmskeiš eru ķ boši til aš lķfga upp į tilveruna. Leikhśs og kvikmyndahśs eru mikiš sótt. Ótrślegur fjöldi kóra starfar ķ landinu og varla er til žaš krummaskuš sem ekki į sinn įhugaleikhóp.

Um helgar žyrpist ašallega yngra fólkiš į einhvern af hinum fjölmörgu skemmtistöšum til aš gera sér glašan dag. Flestir skemmtistaširnir ķ Reykjavķk eru ķ mišbęnum og er žar oft margt um manninn um helgar.

Life After Work

Icelanders have a long work day. After such a day, it is good to relax in the embrace of one's family, meet friends and acquaintances or find oneself something interesting to do for fun.

Some gym work, in one of the many gyms in the country, is a perennial favourite, and amongst all age groups it is very popular to go swimming. Hikes in the country are very popular as are short trips in God's green country with the effortless health care they afford. In winter, it is always fun to slip on the skis or ice-skates. Recently, it has become steadily more popular to go on winter trips into the highlands and snow-mobile driving is gaining a lot of popularity.

Cultural life is most colourful. All kinds of courses are offered to help invigorate life. Theatres and cinemas are well attended. An unbelievable number of choirs have been established in the country and there is barely a one horse town which does not have its own amateur theatre group.

During weekends, young people especially gather at one of the very many clubs to have a good time. Most of the clubs in Reykjavķk are downtown, and there are often many there over the weekend.

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