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New documentary on Icelandic whaling released

27.05.2016 - icenewsis: Iceland has a love hate relationship with whaling, some are for it and want to have the meat available in store and others are against it largely citing the inhumane method of killing large intelligent mammals and preservation reasons. In February the lar...

Three Tier Judicial System Approved

26.05.2016 - icelandreview: Today, Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a bill presented by Minister of the Interior ?“löf Nordal, bringing major changes to the judicial system....

Trump in Tax Trouble with Ties to Iceland

26.05.2016 - icelandreview: Today, the Telegraph published a story about presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his business dealings with the international real estate company Bayrock Group and the Icelandic investment company FL Group in 2007....

Letter Delivered Despite No Name, No Address

26.05.2016 - icelandreview: A letter was delivered to the farmers at Hólar in Hvammsveit, West Iceland, at the end of March, although it included neither the recipients’ names nor their address....

Two Women Arrested Aboard Icelandair Plane

26.05.2016 - icelandreview: Two women were arrested aboard an Icelandair plane at Keflavík International Airport this morning....

Foreign Currency Auction June 16

26.05.2016 - icelandreview: As part of the government’s plan to lift capital controls in Iceland, the country’s Central Bank will hold a foreign currency auction on June 16....

Old prison in Reykjavik center gets a new role

26.05.2016 - icenewsis: The old penalty house on Skólavörðustígur, in the heart of Reykjavik is going to get a new role in the near future. It is the oldest prison in Iceland, founded in 1874 and according to modern day standards, unsuitable for penal use because of its antique ...

Overnight Flights Canceled to and from KEF Airport

25.05.2016 - icelandreview: Because of an overwork ban among air traffic controllers, there will be no flights to and from Keflavík International airport between 2 am and 7 am tomorrow morning....

Trapped Tourist Rescued by Reynisfjara Beach

25.05.2016 - icelandreview: Rescue workers from Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, were called out this afternoon to assist a foreign woman who was trapped in a landslide by Reynisfjara beach....

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25.05.2016 - icelandreview: The Icelandic men's national football team is getting ready for the UEFA EURO 2016 in France next......

Sale of Icelandic Bank to Be Investigated?

25.05.2016 - icelandreview: Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson wants an investigation of the role of the German bank Hauck & Aufhäuser in the purchase of the government’s stake in Búnaðarbanki bank in 2003....

‘Hot’ Days Days Ahead, Gale Warning in Northwest

25.05.2016 - icelandreview: The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning for the northwestern part of the country tonight and through noon tomorrow....

Forty Syrian Refugees Expected this Fall

25.05.2016 - icelandreview: About 40 Syrian refugees from refugee camps in Lebanon have been offered to resettle in Iceland late this year....

New Political Party Established in Iceland

25.05.2016 - icelandreview: A new political party, Viðreisn was formally established at a meeting in Harpa yesterday....

Serious Car Rollover in South Iceland

24.05.2016 - icelandreview: A serious traffic accident occurred this afternoon on the Ring Road, near Hella, South Iceland, when a car rolled over....

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24.05.2016 - icelandreview: Peekaboo!...

Helicopter Accident near Reykjavík

24.05.2016 - icelandreview: Five people were injured when a helicopter made an emergency landing in the Hengill mountain area, near Reykjavík....

Bárðarbunga Volcano Trembles

24.05.2016 - icelandreview: An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 registered 6 km east-south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano at 5:37 pm yesterday....

Tons of Trash in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

24.05.2016 - icelandreview: Five tons of trash were collected in Furufjörður fjord in Hornstrandir, the West Fjords, during a cleaning effort last weekend....

Human Trafficking Suspected at Adam Hotel

24.05.2016 - icelandreview: Police are investigating the case of a woman who appears to have been the victim of human trafficking at Adam Hotel in Reykjavík....

Steypa Photograpy Exhibition in ?“lafsvík

23.05.2016 - icelandreview: Steypa Photography will hold an exhibition in the town of ?“lafsvík, West Iceland, June 1-August 31....

Two Women Break Their Back on RIB Boat

23.05.2016 - icelandreview: Two young women broke their back during a boat ride organized by a sightseeing tour agency in Vestmannaeyjar islands two weeks ago....

Independence Party and Pirate Party largest in Iceland

23.05.2016 - icenewsis: The Independence Party and the Pirate Party are the largest political parties in Iceland and would have a majority in parliament, according to a new poll by the University of Iceland. The Independence Party would get 28.2% and the Pirates 25.8%. This is a...

Three European Medals for Icelandic Swimmer

23.05.2016 - icelandreview: Icelandic swimmer Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir won her third medal at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London yesterday....

Dust Devil Photographed in South Iceland

23.05.2016 - icelandreview: Two German photographers captured pictures of a dust devil by Hjörleifshöfði, South Iceland, yesterday afternoon....

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23.05.2016 - icelandreview: Horses crossing lake Hóp, Northwest Iceland....

Bill passed ?– Tackling offshore accounts and currency restrictions

23.05.2016 - icenewsis:   A new bill designed to free up the foreign exchange restrictions of the Icelandic krona was passed in parliament last night. There have been limitations and restrictions on the Icelandic Krona since the 2008 financial crash, the bill is designed wi...

Offshore Króna Bill Passed in Parliament

23.05.2016 - icelandreview: A bill submitted before parliament Friday afternoon by Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson regarding so-called offshore króna accounts was passed late last night with 47 members of parliament voting for it....

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22.05.2016 - icelandreview: Berufjarðarkirkja church, in Berufjörður fjord, the Eastfjords....

Iceland Filling Up Fast but Capacity Not Being Used

22.05.2016 - icelandreview: There are widespread shortages of accommodation space for visitors around Iceland during the high season, meaning tour companies are unable to take interested visitors because there is often nowhere for them to stay....

Earthquakes around Bárðabunga volcano

21.05.2016 - icenewsis:   Holuhraun is a new lava field just north of the Vatnajökull glacier, in the North-eastern Region of the Icelandic Highlands. The lava field was created by fissure eruptions from Bárðabunga volcano, they began on August 29th in 2014 and produced a l...

The race is on ?– Nine confirmed candidates

21.05.2016 - icenewsis: At midnight last night the deadline to turn in signatures and confirm candidacy for the 2016 presidential elections in Iceland expired. So far nine candidates are confirmed and the Ministry of Interior is to formally announce the final number of participa...

President’s Job ?“Poorly-Defined?”

21.05.2016 - icelandreview: The role of President of Iceland is poorly-defined in the constitution of the Republic, according to two prominent academics....

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21.05.2016 - icelandreview: Berufjörður beach, East Iceland....

Unfit Fish Balls Recalled

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: One of Iceland’s biggest domestic food producers, Ora, has announced it is recalling a batch of its tinned fish balls in curry sauce, as they are not fit for consumption....

RVK Studios to Establish Movie Village

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: Reykjavík City Council today unanimously voted in favor of selling a large plot and industrial buildings to director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company to set up a Hollywood-style studio lot....

BA to Double its Flights to Iceland

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: Starting at the end of October, the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways, will start daily flights to and from Keflavík International Airport in Iceland?—increasing its existing thrice-weekly service which it has been running since last autumn....

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20.05.2016 - icelandreview: Álftafjörður fjord in the Eastfjords....

Largest Quake Since Eruption Ended

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale shook the Bárðarbunga volcano at 07.11 this morning....

Fatal Heart Attack Causes Crash

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: A coach driver died yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack at the wheel, as he was driving near Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland....

Fatal Heart Attack Causes Crah

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: A coach driver died yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack at the wheel, as he was driving near Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland....

Coach Driver Dies at Work

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: A coach driver died yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack at the wheel, as he was driving near Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland....

Icelandic Scientists in Cholesterol Gene Breakthrough

20.05.2016 - icelandreview: Scientists at deCode Genetics in Iceland have discovered a rare genetic mutation that lowers so-called bad cholesterol in the blood and appears to provide higher defense against cardiovascular disease....

Icelandic Birth Rate Never Lower

19.05.2016 - icelandreview: 4,129 children were born last year in Iceland. The fertility rate was measured at 1.81 children for every woman over a lifetime?—a figure which has never been lower since records began being kept in 1853....

Asylum Seeker Hunger Strikes for Family

19.05.2016 - icelandreview: An asylum seeker who has gone on hunger strike in Iceland says he does not know what else he can do to prevent him and his young family being deported....

Tackling the upsurge in the tourist industry ?– Entrance fee in Iceland

19.05.2016 - icenewsis: Icelanders are struggling with the ever-rising numbers of foreign visitors visiting the island year around. Estimations indicate that the increase of visitors between years is around 27% and estimated number of guests this year is around 1.3 million indiv...

Man Charged with Attempted Murder at University

19.05.2016 - icelandreview: A 26-year-old man has been charged by the Reykjavík District Court with attempted murder for an attack in the early hours of Sunday March 6, which took place at the student common area at the University of Iceland....

Car Magnate’s Missing Millions Found?

19.05.2016 - icelandreview: Three family members of former Reykjavík city councilor Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson say that the day after the Panama Papers leak broke in the press, he confessed to the family that his parents’ funds were being stored in his own offshore company....

Fire in Akureyri Garage

19.05.2016 - icelandreview: Widespread damage has been caused by a fire last night at a car repair workshop in Akureyri, North Iceland....

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19.05.2016 - icelandreview: Barnafossar, in Hvítá river in Borgarfjörður. Sony RX1R II 1/640 ƒ4.5 ISO100, 1:1 mode....

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