16.04.2010

Volcanic Eruption in South Iceland - Key Information

The volcanic eruption in the glacier Eyjafjallajokull in South Iceland is continuing but Icelandic civil protection authorities have the situation as regards public response fully under control. The affected areas have been evacuated and damage has been limited to roads, bridges and other infrastructure that has been destroyed by flooding. Further damage to agricultural land is evident.
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15.04.2010

Update on the new volcanic eruption in Southern Iceland

Travelling restrictions are in the area around Eyjafjallajökull glacier, where a volcanic eruption began last night. Travellers in the South of Iceland are advised to exercise caution, follow instructions and not to enter restricted areas.
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22.03.2010

Volcano eruption - no reason for travelers to worry

There is no reason for travelers to worry about their trip to Iceland. Given that the volcanic activity continues to be stable it’s not likely to affect flights to and from Iceland.
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22.03.2010

Situation report on the volcanic eruption in Southern Iceland

Travelling restrictions remain in the area around where a volcanic eruption begun in Southern Iceland late Saturday night. Traffic on main roads has been reopened but travellers in the area are advised to exercise caution, follow instructions and not to enter restricted areas, which are marked.
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17.03.2010

DesignMarch, 18-21 March 2010

DesignMarch, a four days design feast, will be held for the second time in Reykjavik, Iceland from 18 – 21 March 2010.
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10.03.2010

Future of Hope: A positive documentary film about Iceland, a film that shows Iceland as a role model for the rest of the world.

The goal of the documentary is not to dwell on ´what went wrong’ but rather to look at the positive ideas, people and companies that Iceland now has, and to improve Iceland´s reputation and  image on a global scale. 
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08.03.2010

Reykjavik University opens an international summer school for the first time

Reykjavík University is opening a summer school for the first time. Ten courses will be offered at the graduate level, starting this June. The programme is geared towards international students and all classes will be taught in English.
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26.02.2010

Reykjavík Food and Fun Festival in Iceland february 24th-28th 2010

"Reykjavik Food and Fun Festival" will be held in Iceland february 24th - 28th 2010.
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23.02.2010

Scholarships in Icelandic Studies for Foreign Students

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for studies in Icelandic for Foreign Students at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Approximately 20 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2009 to April 30th 2010.
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18.02.2010

Scholarships in Icelandic Studies for Foreign Students

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for studies in Icelandic for Foreign Students at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Approximately 20 scholarships are available for the period from September 1st 2009 to April 30th 2010.

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26.01.2010

DARK MUSIC DAYS 2010

The Icelandic music festival DARDK MUSIC DAYS will take place on the 24th-32st of January 2010.
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15.01.2010

Guest studio for visual artists in Reykjavík Iceland open for applications

Guest studio for visual artists in Reykjavík Iceland open for applications SÍM - The Icelandic Association of Visual Artist runs 2 residency apartments situated in 2 different places in Reykjavík. The residencies are applicable for Icelandic and foreign artists and the length of the stay is 1 -3 month. The Apartment / studio is now open for applications for the period July through December 2010.
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07.01.2010

Icelandic Government prepares to submit the Icesave legislation for approval by national referendum and remains fully committed to honor Iceland's obligations with respect to depositor's insurance

The Government of Iceland has decided to hold a national referendum on the so-called Icesave legislation, following broad consultations with both coalition and opposition parties as well as employers' associations and labor unions. The referendum is expected to take place late February.
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07.01.2010

The Government committed to the Economic Program

The President of Iceland has declined to sign a law authorising a state guarantee for repayment of loans provided by the UK and the Netherlands to the Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund, intended to cover payment of the minimum deposit guarantees to depositors in the UK and Netherlands branches of the failed Landsbanki Íslands hf. Despite the President's decision, the government of Iceland remains fully committed to implementing the bilateral loan agreements and thus the state guarantee provided for by the law.

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07.01.2010

Icelandic Government prepares to submit the Icesave legislation for approval by national referendum and remains fully committed to honor Iceland's obligations with respect to depositor's insur

Icelandic Government prepares to submit the Icesave legislation for approval by national referendum and remains fully committed to honor Iceland's obligations with respect to depositor's insur The Government of Iceland has decided to hold a national referendum on the so-called Icesave legislation, following broad consultations with both coalition and opposition parties as well as employers' associations and labor unions. The referendum is expected to take place late February.
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07.01.2010

The Government committed to the Economic Program

The Government committed to the Economic Program The President of Iceland has declined to sign a law authorising a state guarantee for repayment of loans provided by the UK and the Netherlands to the Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund, intended to cover payment of the minimum deposit guarantees to depositors in the UK and Netherlands branches of the failed Landsbanki Íslands hf. Despite the President's decision, the government of Iceland remains fully committed to implementing the bilateral loan agreements and thus the state guarantee provided for by the law.

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07.10.2009

The Nordic Council Film Prize 2009

The Nordic Council Film Prize 2009

The Icelandic film The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela has been nominated for the 2009 Nordic Council Film Prize.

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31.08.2009

Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2009

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2009.
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13.08.2009

Reykjavík Cultural Night, 22 August 2009

The Reykjavík Cultural Night has become an essential part of the city's cultural scene. With the midnight sun still keeping things light for almost 24 hours, Reykjavíkites fill the streets to celebrate Iceland's vibrant culture.

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13.08.2009

THE REYKJAVÍK JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Reykjavik Jazz Festival has its origins in the Nordic Jazz Days of 1990, and therefor we celebrate our 20th festival this August.
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