The investigation was led by Detective Grímur Grímsson, the brother of the writer Vigdís Grímsdóttir and subsequently Iceland's representative to Europol. The car, which was traced after also being seen on surveillance video at Hafnafjörður harbour, had been rented by a crew member of the Greenlandic trawler Polar Nanoq; with the assistance of the captain, members of the Special Unit of the National Police Commissioner were transported to the ship by the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter TF-LÍF and arrested two of the crew on suspicion of her murder. Birna's blood was found in the car, and her driving licence was found on the ship. On 22 January her body was found washed up near the Selvogsviti lighthouse on the coast of the Reykjanes peninsula, more than 40 km (26 miles) away from where she disappeared. She was naked and the autopsy established her cause of death as drowning, but bruising also indicated she had been strangled and hit in the face. There was no evidence she had been sexually assaulted.
Also, don't read this like Iceland is some 'naked utopia' where everyone walks around naked all the time and don't ever discuss anything else besides their sex lives. People are generally only naked in sex divided showers before hitting the swimming pools in Reykjavík or swimming pools in the rest of the country and perhaps topless sunbathing in public spaces, during the few days a year when the weather is good enough to sunbathe. As a matter of fact, there was a #freethenipple campaign in March 2015 to oppose that women don't (didn't?) feel like they can be topless sunbathing in public (or even when breastfeeding). So whereas it was pretty normal for women to be topless in the 70's, then it has become more of a taboo in the 90's or 00's - but maybe the taboo is breaking now?
So, bottomline is: Nudity is normal and very acceptable in Iceland. People have sex, people most of the time like sex, people will talk about sex. My first encounter of one good friend of mine was that she came to my dinner party and started off vividly describing a dildo she had seen in a sex shop earlier that day. After 5 minutes of a very graphic description she introduced herself to me. Another good friend of mine got naked in a dinner party the first time I met him and did a little naked dance on top of a table. (This may not apply to every Icelander, I may just have friends that are particularly drawn to being naked or frank about their sex lives).
While at Silica, the signs you mentioned were also posted in the ladies room: shower naked without swimsuit. I was glad that all of us tourists did follow the rules. When I went to the Blue Lagoon during the 21:00 hour, I also saw rules being followed, and there were at least two staff walking around - albeit they were cleaning/gathering towels. I was surprised to see the private showers were plentiful and available for use. But even without private showers, you just carry on with your business for good hygiene purposes.
Actually it is easy to police the shower naked rule, just require that the swimwear is draped over the top of the closed door, it indicates there is someone inside and that they are showering naked. It's what I did with the greatest of ease, whilst also enabling me to maintain my privacy.
What does your girlfriend think of the song?She loves the song, as every Icelander does! She has asked me a couple of times why I always have to be half naked in the videos, the movies, the TV shows, books, etc. Then I just explain the bodybuilding lifestyle to her and it's all good. 2b1af7f3a8