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One of Iceland's biggest composers conducts his music tonight

30.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Atli ?–rvarsson is one of Iceland’s most successful composers. Last year he decided to move from Los Angeles, back to his old...

?“Whales Give More Than They Take?”

30.04.2017 - icelandreview: The importance of whales to ecosystems at sea and on land is a growing area of research. There is an expanding body of evidence to suggest that high numbers of whales support other lifeforms throughout the ecosystem?—including those the whales prey upon?—an...

Permit for wind farm in South Iceland depends on migrating birds

30.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: National Planning Agency has agreed Biocraft’s next step in building a wind farm in Þykkvabær, South I...

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30.04.2017 - icelandreview: From Elliðaárdalur outdoor recreation area in Reykjavík. Sony A99II, Vario-Sonnar 2.8/24-70 ZA SSM......

West Fjords Village Gets House of Opportunities

30.04.2017 - icelandreview: A new service and community center in the West Fjords village of Þingeyri hopes to become a national example of how to deal with, and create opportunity from, the loss of important services in remote villages....

New TV shows about Iceland?s most famous missing person case

29.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Iceland’s biggest director Baltasar Kormákur, known for Everest and Trapped, will be directing a TV series about Iceland’s most fa...

UK TV Series on Icelandic Disappearance Case

29.04.2017 - icelandreview: A deal has been reached between RVK Studios and Buccaneer Media in the UK for the production of a television drama series about the so-called Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case....

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29.04.2017 - icelandreview: Reykjavík bus. Sony A99II, Vario-Sonnar 2.8/24-70 ZA SSM II, @70mm, 1/125, ƒ3,2, ISO100...

Seabed Geothermal Electric Would be Sold Straight to UK

29.04.2017 - icelandreview: If geothermal power stations on the seabed become a reality in Iceland, the plan is to sell the power straight to Europe through an undersea cable....

International Day of the Icelandic Horse on May 1st

29.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: To celebrate the Icelandic Horse, a varied programme will be held around Iceland between April 29th to May 1st. ...

Former Omnom chocolate owner opens ice cream parlour

28.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: A new ice cream parlour will be opening soon in Laugarás 1 near the Laugardalur swimmi...

Did Fear of Chinese Make PM Hide from Dalai Lama?

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: According to current Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, then-Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hid from a group of Tibetan monks in 2009....

Mouthwatering Icelandic cheese snack hits the market

28.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: A new snack, Lava Cheese is becoming extremely popular in Iceland. It&...

Cream son of Jam newest member of Reykjavik Park and Zoo

28.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: The newest member of the Reykjavik Park and Zoo was born recently. It’s a snow white calf. He has been given the name...

40-day Greenland Kite Hike Underway

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: Five Icelandic mountaineering enthusiasts are today setting off on a 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) trek along the east coast of Greenland....

40-day Greenland Kite Hike Underway

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: Five Icelandic mountaineering enthusiasts are today setting off on a 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) trek along the east coast of Greenland....

Record number of abortions in Iceland

28.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Last year, 2016, a record number of abortions took place in Iceland with a to...

Silicon Factory Added Tallest Part After Planning Process Ended

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: It has emerged that the tallest part of the embattled, currently closed, silicon factory at Helguvík was built without permission....

Silicon Factory Added Tallest Part After Planning Process Ended

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: It has emerged that the tallest part of the embattled, currently closed, silicon factory at Helguvík was built without permission....

A new road to Þingvellir national park?

28.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Locals in Mosfellsdalur valley are worried that the road in the valley, which leads to the Golden Circle, can’t handle the ...

Youth Worker Accused of Sexual Assault

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: A man has been charged with a string of sexual assaults against a girl in 2015, when he was in charge of a Christian teenagers’ group....

Youth Worker Accused of Sexual Assault

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: A man has been charged with a string of sexual assaults against a girl in 2015, when he was in charge of a Christian teenagers’ group....

Souvenir Shops Hampering Harpa?

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: There is disquiet among those who put on artistic and cultural events at Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavík. The reason is the selection of retail outlets they share the building with....

Souvenir Shops Hampering Harpa?

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: There is disquiet among those who put on artistic and cultural events at Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavík. The reason is the selection of retail outlets they share the building with....

Tourist Tat Hampering Harpa?

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: There is disquiet among those who put on artistic and cultural events at Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavík. The reason is the selection of retail outlets they share the building with....

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28.04.2017 - icelandreview: Taken from the Iceland Review office window yesterday afternoon, April 27. Snow....

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28.04.2017 - icelandreview: Taken from the Iceland Review office window yesterday afternoon, April 27. Snow....

Parking fee at Seljalandsfoss waterfall

28.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Sometime in the next month travelers will have to pay parking fees when they stop by Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of the b...

Tire Trouble Caused by Late Cold Weather

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: Many motorists in Iceland are in a quandary about studded tires at the moment and whether or not it’s time to swap them for summer tires....

Tire Trouble Caused by Late Cold Weather

28.04.2017 - icelandreview: Many motorists in Iceland are in a quandary about studded tires at the moment and whether or not it’s time to swap them for summer tires....

Check out the Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavik this week

27.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: The Children's Culture Festival opened on Monday at Harpa Concert Hall. See our accompanying video of the delightful event. ...

Icelandic State ?“Owes Church Billions"

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: The National Church of Iceland has criticized the financial plan of the Government in a formal letter from the church council and the combined bishops. The financial plan is currently going through parliament....

Icelandic State ?“Owes Church Billions"

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: The National Church of Iceland has criticized the financial plan of the Government in a formal letter from the church council and the combined bishops. The financial plan is currently going through parliament....

US journalist places ad in Iceland looking for missing hat - and gets a new one

27.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Godfrey Hall, a travel journalist from the US advertised in the letters section of Morgunblaðið for h...

Iceland to Set Up Rainy Day Fund

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Iceland’s Minister of Finance has decided the State will not sell the Landsvirkjun national energy company, as his predecessor had arranged. Instead, future dividends from shares in the national power company will be put into an emergency back-up fund, wh...

Iceland to Set Up Rainy Day Fund

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Iceland’s Minister of Finance has decided the State will not sell the Landsvirkjun national energy company, as his predecessor had arranged. Instead, future dividends from shares in the national power company will be put into an emergency back-up fund, wh...

Mountain road between Akureyri and Mývatn soon a thing of the past

27.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Tomorrow a final blast will open a tunnel that will replace Víkurskarð...

Bónus Brand Filling Stations Around the Corner?

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Hagar hf., the retail company behind Icelandic household names including supermarkets Bónus and Hagkaup, has signed a contract to buy the oil company Olís and property company DGV ehf....

Bónus Brand Filling Stations Around the Corner?

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Hagar hf., the retail company behind Icelandic household names including supermarkets Bónus and Hagkaup, has signed a contract to buy the oil company Olís and property company DGV ehf....

Unicorn Escaped Slaughter

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Farmer Erla Þórey ?“lafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head?—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however....

Unicorn Escaped Slaughter

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Farmer Erla Þórey ?“lafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head?—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however....

Roads made from recycled plastic may be the thing to come in Iceland (VIDEO)

27.04.2017 - icenewsis: The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has funded preliminary research into roads made from recycled plastic waist instead of conventional asphalt. The preliminary results are positive. Roads made out of recycled plastic waist have already been dev...

Jamie Oliver to Open Restaurant in Iceland

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: The British television chef Jamie Oliver has decided to serve West Fjords salmon at the restaurant he plans to open in central Reykjavík....

Jamie Oliver to Open Restaurant in Iceland

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: The British television chef Jamie Oliver has decided to serve West Fjords salmon at the restaurant he plans to open in central Reykjavík....

Snow on roads surrounding Reykjavik today and tomorrow

27.04.2017 - icelandmonitor: Spring is predicted to come next weekend. Until that, winter isn‘t prep...

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27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Maritime Museum, Reykjavík harbor....

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27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Maritime Museum, Reykjavík harbor....

A family pet killed on arrival in Iceland

27.04.2017 - icenewsis: There has been harsh criticism on the conduct of The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority MAST, since a family pet, a cat traveling with a Swiss couple was put to death after being confiscated by police from the pair’s camper last week. The peopl...

Domestic Airports Get Less Than Hoped For

27.04.2017 - icelandreview: Funding for the maintenance, operation and development of Iceland’s domestic airports will be ISK 200 million (EUR 1.72/USD 1.87 million) lower this year than in 2016....

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