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Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- 2020 Vision -- Light Reading has touched down in Iceland: land of puffins, sunshine (for several hours a day!), plenty of natural beauty and home to our first 2020 Vision Executive Summit, where leaders from across the industry will gather to discuss business transformation strategies and envision new communications networks and services.

It's going to be an excellent day of discussions Tuesday, made even more exciting by the incredible backdrop that is Iceland. Here are a few snaps from our first day in Iceland, including some views of the capital, Reykjavik, a tour of the South Coast and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights.

View from the Hilton Reykjavik
Not a bad view from the Hilton Reykjavik, the meeting point for 2020 Vision, but this isn't one of those conferences where you're stuck inside looking out all week.
Not a bad view from the Hilton Reykjavik, the meeting point for 2020 Vision, but this isn't one of those conferences where you're stuck inside looking out all week.


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— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading

pzernik 12/16/2014 | 5:32:54 PM
Re: Gluggaveđur Stay warm Sarah!  I hope there's a swimsuit attire meeting at the Blue Lagoon.
nasimson 12/9/2014 | 8:24:05 AM
waterfalls are amazing The waterfalls of the Iceland are amazing. The fact that you can go behind the waterfall adds cherry on the top. The spray must be very very chilly. How come the scene is so deserted? Is December not a tourist month in Iceland?
Susan Fourtané 12/9/2014 | 7:41:18 AM
Re: Gluggaveđur Mitch, 

"I'm not a bit jealous."

Who could even think of such a thing. :D

-Susan
Susan Fourtané 12/9/2014 | 7:37:52 AM
Northern Lights and fermented whale Sarah, 

The pictures of the Northern Lights are very beautiful. You were lucky to see them so early in December. Now you only need to come to the north in the summer to experience the Midnight Sun, the other wonder in nature that I am super you would love as much as the Northern Lights. :) Super pretty. 

While in Iceland, you also need to listen to Sigur Rós, if you haven't done it before. But, you ate feremented whale? :( Whaling was so bad in Iceland some time ago, bringing whales close to extintion, that at some point Greenpeace had started a campaign telling Iceland that if they stopped whaling they were going to help promote tourism in Iceland. I guess whaling never stopped. Not sure. As for your food picture, it didn't. 

--Susan

Mitch Wagner 12/8/2014 | 11:17:18 AM
Re: Gluggaveđur What time was that first picture taken?

Does the Chuck Norris bar have a lot of smashed stuff all around?

Don't stand on the rug in the Big Lebowski bar, unless you are wearing waterproof, easy-to-clean boots. Which you probably are. Because it's iceland. In December. 

Come to think of it, because you're from Chicago, this is probably a tropical holiday for you. 

If Chuck Norris and the Big Lebowski got in a fight, who would win?

Iceland tells people the  Icelandic Phallological Museum is the world's largest penis museum, but it's really slightly below average-sized. 

I'm allergic to fish. I have a feeling if I were there I'd be eating a lot of granola bars I brought from home. 

I expect you're having a great time and getting fantastic insights at the conference. I'm not a bit jealous. 

(He said, kidding no one.)

 
sarahthomas1011 12/8/2014 | 10:51:40 AM
Gluggaveđur I tried to brush up on the local language before coming, but it is comically hard. The words are sooo long and the rules are many. Luckily everyone speaks English very well and is super nice. I'm very impressed with Iceland so far -- great setting for our inaugural 2020 Vision!
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