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Alcohol prices in Iceland still climbing

10.12.2016 - icenewsis: In Iceland there is a state monopoly of all alcoholic beverages and in the New Year a further price raise has been announced. With that raise the prices of alcohol will have risen over 100% since Iceland’s 2008 financial crash according to a report by Vid...

View on Iceland: John Grant, Equality and Elves

10.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Once you’ve finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-re...

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10.12.2016 - icelandreview: Eider ducks on Breiðafjörður fjord, West Iceland....

Most Reykjavik restaurants fully booked or closed at Christmas

09.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: According to the restaurants listed as open on Christmas Eve, December ...

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09.12.2016 - icelandreview: The old church in Stykkishólmur, the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland....

Kaleo’s ‘Way Down We Go’ Third on Billboard

09.12.2016 - icelandreview: The Icelandic blues/rock band Kaleo keeps making the headlines....

Third deliberations lead by Pirates progressing slowly

09.12.2016 - icenewsis:   The five parties deliberating to form a new five party majority coalition in government issued a statement yesterday where they inform that talks are going progressing. The main focus has been on finances, revenue and spending. Very rarely has ther...

Financial Times: Sjón’s Book among Year’s Best

09.12.2016 - icelandreview: Icelandic writer Sjón’s novella Moonstone was recently listed among the year’s best books in Financial Times....

Sobering News: 94 Percent Tax on Vodka

09.12.2016 - icelandreview: Here is some sobering news for you:...

Iceland?s wait continues for news of next government

09.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: A full week after a third presidential mandate to form a new coalition government to rule Iceland was given, no form...

Iceland?s unseasonably warm December continues

09.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Iceland continues to bask in (relatively) balmy conditions with maximum temperatures above freezing all over the country. ...

Golfers in Full Swing While Skiers Complain

09.12.2016 - icelandreview: The unseasonably warm weather in Iceland this winter has caused more elation among golfers than skiers....

?Iceland could be heading for another economic crash?

09.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Iceland could be heading for another economic crash if the Central Bank fails to take action to s...

Weather Warning for Southeast Iceland

09.12.2016 - icelandreview: The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) by noon along the southeast coast and in the highlands....

Icelanders Prefer Credit Cards to Cash

09.12.2016 - icelandreview: Icelanders use credit cards more frequently than other European nations to pay for goods and services....

The rise of the Icelandic krona is affecting the tourist industry

08.12.2016 - icenewsis: The ever more expensive Icelandic currency, the krona (IKR) is resulting in higher prices for tourists and has already started to harm the tourist industry. ?“It is clear that Icelandic tourism is not as profitable this year as it was in 2015,?” says Thorir...

Michelin Guide recommends Reykjavik restaurant

08.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Matur og drykkur, a fairly new restaurant in central Reykjavik has received a great mention ...

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08.12.2016 - icelandreview: Outside the office of Iceland Review at 15:14 (3:14 pm), looking up Nóatún street....

Asylum Seeker Sets Himself on Fire

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: An asylum seeker from Macedonia, staying in housing provided by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, poured gasoline over himself yesterday, outside the building, and set himself on fire....

Watch Glacier Retreat to Form Lagoon

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon has grown a great deal since it first appeared in the 1930s, when Vatnajökull glacier began retreating....

Former Judge Calls for Supreme Court President’s Resignation

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: A former Icelandic Supreme Court Judge believes the court’s president should resign....

No response from Iceland to attempt to resolve trademark row

08.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: The Icelandic government were approached by Iceland Foods back in 2006 in order to strike a deal on the ‘Iceland’ trademark, but did not respond to...

Iceland asylum seeker critical after setting himself on fire

08.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: A Macedonian asylum seeker who doused himself with petrol and set himself on fire yesterday afternoo...

Three Men Suspected of Rape

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: Three men in their thirties were arrested Monday, suspected of having held a woman against her will and sexually abused her in a home in the east part of Reykjavík last weekend....

Worst ever PISA results for Icelandic schoolchildren

08.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Icelandic fifteen-year-olds achieved their lowest ever score in maths, science and reading in the 2015 PISA tests and now lag behind students in ma...

Hospital Facing ‘Disaster’

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: Landspítali Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson is convinced it would be disastrous for the hospital if the Icelandic government budget bill is passed....

November big month for jet-setting Icelanders

08.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Just over 45,000 Icelanders departed on international flights from Keflavík Inte...

FourFourTwo: Icelanders, ‘Fans of the Year’

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: FourFourTwo, one of the world’s largest football magazines, has named Icelanders ‘Fans of the Year’ for their powerful presence at Euro 2016 in France and their ?“full-blooded backing?” for their team with the famous ‘Thunderclap’ or ‘Viking Chant.’...

FourFourTwo: Icelanders, ‘Fans of the Year’

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: FourFourTwo, one of the world’s largest football magazines, has named Icelanders ‘Fans of the Year’ for their powerful presence at Euro 2016 in France and their ?“full-blooded backing?” for their team with the famous ‘Thunderclap’ or ‘Viking Chant.’...

Icelandic Golfer Given Warm Welcome

08.12.2016 - icelandreview: The success of ?“lafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, who became the first Icelandic golfer to qualify for the LPGA Tour last weekend, was celebrated by her club GR in Grafarvogur last night. ?“lafía will compete among the world’s best golfers in the LPGA Tour in t...

PHOTOS: Reykjavik among world?s most beautiful cities

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik has been chosen as one of the world’s most beautiful cities by the travel team of The Independent. ...

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07.12.2016 - icelandreview: Dyrhólaey, South Iceland....

Early December warmest in Iceland since records began

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: The first week of this month has been the hottest first week in December in the Icelandic capital of Reykajvik in 145 years, latest data suggest. ...

Forgery of Icelandic Art Auctioned Again?

07.12.2016 - icelandreview: Last night, the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen sold a painting, attributed to Icelandic abstract painter Svavar Guðnason, to the highest bidder....

Iceland?s WOW air gets new jet today

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air is taking delivery of the twelfth aircraft in its fleet today, a brand-new Airbus A321 aircraft, registered TF-J...

Drunk Driving Accidents on the Rise

07.12.2016 - icelandreview: The number of people injured due to drunk driving is up in Iceland this year....

Stronger currency to hit Icelandic tourism industry

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Wage rises and an ever more expensive króna will put prices up for tourists from Iceland’s main markets and could harm the tourist industry, an ind...

Budget Bill in Nutshell

07.12.2016 - icelandreview: The Icelandic government’s budget bill was presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday when Alþingi reconvened....

Foo Fighters and Prodigy at Iceland Secret Solstice 2017

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: Foo Fig­hters and The Prodigy are among the big names already ...

Judge Did Report Trading of Glitnir Shares

07.12.2016 - icelandreview: An Icelandic Supreme Court judge did indeed notify the Committee on Judicial Work of his trading of shares in Glitnir bank, as the rules required....

PISA global education survey shows Icelandic education lacking

07.12.2016 - icenewsis: Icelandic students have never measured poorer in all three areas of OECD’s PISA, global education survey. The 2015 survey found Iceland to be notably below the other Nordic countries’ and below the OECD average in all areas. The PISA survey is made every ...

Iceland Christmas and New Year tours selling out

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: The popularity of Iceland as a winter destination is becoming evident, which huge increases in the number of bookings for special Christmas and New...

Could Iceland be heading for new elections?

07.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: As informal talks between Iceland’s newly elected representatives drag on, with no for...

Non-Stop, Five-Day Flight to Africa

07.12.2016 - icelandreview: Does a non-stop, five-day flight from Iceland to the western part of Africa sound appealing?...

Poor PISA Performance in Iceland

06.12.2016 - icelandreview: Iceland performs below average on all three main levels in the 2015 OECD PISA Report, which was published today....

Information Leaked to Influence Courts?

06.12.2016 - icelandreview: The head of the Association of Icelandic Judges believes information regarding the stock ownership of Supreme Court judges must have been leaked to the media in order to influence the operation of the courts....

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06.12.2016 - icelandreview: Sunset in Akranes, West Iceland, yesterday afternoon at 15:31 (3:31 pm), to be exact....

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06.12.2016 - icelandreview: Where is this pool? Open year-round....

Fifteen months of ?delayed justice? for Jökulsárlón victim

06.12.2016 - icelandmonitor: The husband of the Canadian woman who was run over and killed by an amphibious tour vehicle at Iceland’s famous Jökulsárlón glacie...

President’s Centennial Celebrated Today

06.12.2016 - icelandreview: Today is the centennial anniversary of the birth of Iceland’s third president, Kristján Eldjárn....

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