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Bankers Enjoy Big Pay Rise

30.07.2015 - icelandreview: Tax figures for 2014 extrapolated by the business magazine Frjáls Verslun, owned by Iceland Review publisher Heimur hf, show that the average salary of the CEOs of Iceland’s 200 biggest companies is around ISK 2.6 million (EUR 17,580/USD 19,195) per month...

HIV Arrest Man Not Released

30.07.2015 - icelandreview: Reykjavík police say they have enough reason to believe that the man arrested last week for allegedly transmitting the HIV virus to women did indeed know he had the disease....

Reykjavík Mayor to Give Wheelchair a Whirl

30.07.2015 - icelandreview: Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson has said he will go out and navigate the city center in a wheelchair before the summer is over....

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30.07.2015 - icelandreview: Sunset on Snæfellsnes....

New Spa Resort for South Iceland?

30.07.2015 - icelandreview: “We are extremely pleased with the interest these parties are showing in Hveragerði and have been waiting for someone to see the possibilities for more development in the area,” says Aldís Hafsteinsdóttir, the mayor of Hveragerði in South Iceland....

Mysterious Object Narrowly Misses Plane on Approach

30.07.2015 - icelandreview: Reykjavík district police have no leads yet on why gas-filled balloons appeared in the flightpath for the domestic airport yesterday lunchtime; causing danger to landing planes. At least one of the balloons had an unidentified foreign object hanging from ...

Tourists Destroy Sensitive Moss for Tent Insulation

30.07.2015 - icelandreview: Several campers at Þingvellir national park have been reported to the police for ripping up large amounts of moss in order to insulate their tents better....

Iceland: Investigation into thousands of sheep deaths

30.07.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic farmers are unable to explain why the number of sheep that died during the spring months was significantly higher that what is normally experienced. Around 5,000 sheep died during the period, with the western and northern regions hit hardest, an...

Curious Whale Befriends Tourists

29.07.2015 - icelandreview: Yesterday evening, a group of tourists on a whale watching trip near Grótta, just off the Reykjavík coast, together with their guide forged an inter-species friendship with an extraordinarely social minke whale....

Video: World Championship for Icelandic Horses

29.07.2015 - icelandreview: Preparations are currently underway for the World Championship for Icelandic Horses, this year held in Herning, Denmark....

Suspect (ZR)

29.07.2015 - icelandreview: On exercising caution....

Art Piece Installed in Celebration of LGBTQ Rights

29.07.2015 - icelandreview: An art installation by American visual artist Heather Shaw is currently being erected at Bernhöftstorfa—the complex of preserved 19th century buildings between Bankastræti and Amtmannsstígur in downtown Reykjavík which includes the grassy knoll and promen...

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29.07.2015 - icelandreview: Sunset on Snæfellsnes last night....

Live Anisakids Found in Restaurant Meal

29.07.2015 - icelandreview: Live roundworms, most likely of the genus Anisakis or the related Pseudoterranova, were discovered in seafood dishes served to guests at a restaurant in downtown Reykjavík....

Segolene Royal to witness signing between geothermal clusters in Iceland and France

29.07.2015 - icenewsis: Mme Segolene Royal the minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy in the government of France is on an official visit in Iceland during the days of 27 – 29 July 2015 upon the invitation of Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson an...

Arrests up but crime down in Reykjavik

29.07.2015 - icenewsis: The crime rate in and around Reykjavik fell in 2014, with only one murder committed in the capital, while the number of arrests rose, according to the Metropolitan Police’s annual report. In total last year, the police made 4,526 arrests (2,661 people), o...

Icelandic women march in SlutWalk

29.07.2015 - icenewsis: Women in Iceland took to the streets of the capital Reykjavik on Saturday to take part in the annual SlutWalk against sexual violence and call for a judicial system that punishes such crimes in an appropriate way. The positive way women are treated in the...

Bill Gates Holidays in Iceland

28.07.2015 - icelandreview: American business mogul, founder of Microsoft, and the world’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates, has spent the past few days on holiday in Iceland with his family....

Thousands Marched in Fifth Annual Reykjavík SlutWalk

28.07.2015 - icelandreview: This past Saturday, Druslugangan, the 5th annual Reykjavík SlutWalk, attracted thousands of participants—by some estimates close to 30,000....

Halfhearted Promise (PS)

28.07.2015 - icelandreview: Photography in thirty plus years....

Babies Born Too Heavy in Iceland

28.07.2015 - icelandreview: It’s common for babies to be born too heavy in Iceland; the ratio is higher here than in other countries as comparatively more mothers in Iceland are obese, which is a matter of concern....

Six Planes Arrive Each Hour

28.07.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland is currently in the grips of a tourism boom, an issue which Iceland Review regularly reports on. On Saturday, a total of 133 passenger jets landed at Keflavík International Airport, or roughly one per 11 minutes....

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28.07.2015 - icelandreview: Can you spot the rock trolls watching over Strompgljúfrafoss in Dynjandi waterfall in the West......

Viking Ship, no Nudity in Reykjavík Pride Parade

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic pop singer Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson will ‘sail’ on a Viking ship “for the Icelandic settlement queens” in this year’s Reykjavík Pride parade, which will take place on August 8. Páll Óskar also stated that there will be no “tits and asses” in this ...

Daily Mail Readers Wowed by Iceland Photos

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: Photographs of Icelandic landscape by Belgian photographer Wim Denijs, which were published on dailymail.co.uk yesterday, have garnered significant attention. According to ruv.is , they’ve been shared 3,000 times....

Shame on You! (JB)

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: Shame is for the guilty, not the innocent....

Icelanders Surpass 330,000 Mark

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: The population of Iceland at the end of the second quarter of 2015 was 330,610, 166,170 males and 164,440 females, surpassing the 330,000 mark for the first time. The population increased by 870 from the previous quarter....

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27.07.2015 - icelandreview: The Olympic-size hot pot, the largest in Iceland, in Reykjanes in Ísafjarðardjúp, the West Fjords....

Icelandic Whaling Magnate Urges Australia to Start Whaling

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic fishing magnate Kristján Loftsson says in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald published yesterday that there are too many whales in Australia and that whaling should commence there to avoid having to close the port of the East Australian cit...

Icelander Wins World CrossFit Games

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir was named the ‘fittest woman on earth’ after winning the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games in Los Angeles yesterday....

Activities for Short Layover

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: What can I do on a 16 hour layover in Iceland?...

Overnight Camping

27.07.2015 - icelandreview: Where is overnight camping permissible in Iceland?...

Icelandic Director to Stage Brothers Lionheart

26.07.2015 - icelandreview: Gísli Örn Garðarsson, the Icelandic actor and director, has secured the rights to put on a stage version of The Brothers Lionheart in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the UK, Canada and the USA....

Seal Population in Decline

26.07.2015 - icelandreview: There are strong indications that Iceland’s seal population is declining....

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26.07.2015 - icelandreview: Reykjavík nightlife, outside Lebowski bar, on Laugarvegur, 2:36 in the morning....

Icelandic Horse Saves Two Runners in USA

26.07.2015 - icelandreview: A respected American endurance horse, a 27-year-old Icelandic called Remington, has rescued two troubled runners in the Santa Barbara 100-mile marathon....

Icelandic beer heads to London

26.07.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic brewery Borg is to appear at the London Beer Carnival for the first time this October. A number of renowned international breweries will also be present in the British capital, including Prairie Artisan Ales from Oklahoma, New York’s Evil Twin, ...

More Sulfur from Holuhraun Than All of Europe

25.07.2015 - icelandreview: Emissions of sulfur dioxide from the volcanic eruption at Holuhraun amounted to nearly 12 million tons. That is more than the total emission of the dangerous gas over the whole of Europe in 2011, according to University of Iceland scientist, Sigurður Reyn...

Icelandic FM Visits Malawi

25.07.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson this week visited Malawi; commemorating 25 years of development cooperation between the two nations....

Teacher Creates Unusual Public Library

25.07.2015 - icelandreview: Dagbjört Hjaltadóttir, a teacher from Súðavík in the West Fjords region, has opened Iceland’s first book swap library based in a disused phone box....

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25.07.2015 - icelandreview: Sunset in Hvalfjörður, Southwest Iceland....

Heavy rainfall at Dettifoss waterfall a concern for visitors

25.07.2015 - icenewsis: Relentless rainfall at Iceland’s Dettifoss waterfall has washed the sand off walking paths, leaving a slippery surface that is potentially hazardous for visitors. The scenic waterfall in the northern Vatnajokull National Park is one of Iceland’s most popu...

HIV Infection Case to be Appealed

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: He’s a guy who is always happy and comes across well with everyone. I don’t believe he knew he had the disease,” says a friend and former housemate of the Nigerian asylum seeker who was remanded in custody yesterday under suspicion of having infected youn...

Tourists Defecate in Town Center

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: Two local women in Húsavík today stopped and challenged a woman and her two children, who she was allowing to defecate on the sidewalk. The incident took place on a busy harbor-side road where Húsavík residents and visitors assemble in good weather....

Crosses by the Highway in South Iceland

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: Can you tell me what the story is behind the dozens of white crosses standing by the side of the Highway 1, in South Iceland near Hveragerði?...

Buying Bus Passes in Reykjavík

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: Can I buy a bus pass which will allow me unlimited rides for an allotted period of time?...

City Councilor Reveals She Was Raped

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: Guðfinna Jóhanna Guðmundsdóttir, Reykjavík city councilor for the Progressive Party and Friends of the Airport, this morning made headlines for revealing that she was raped....

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24.07.2015 - icelandreview: Gullfoss waterfall on a sunny day....

2014 Tax Records Released

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: The Icelandic Directorate of Internal Revenue has released details of tax bills for 2014. The details are in the public domain for a very limited period each year, which allows interested parties—usually journalists—to figure out who paid the most tax, an...

Time to Start Charging for Search & Rescue?

24.07.2015 - icelandreview: The number of times the 112 emergency line calls out Icelandic search & rescue teams was nearly double in 2014 compared to 2013. ICE-SAR teams reacted to 1,386 such call-outs last year....

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