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Biennial Icelandic horse show Landsmót set to tölt through Hella in June

16.04.2014 - icenewsis: Iceland’s biennial horse show, Landsmót, is set to take place this year at the end of June in Hella in the south of the country. Landsmót is the prime event showcasing the Icelandic Horse breed, featuring various competitions and horse displays. The 2014-...

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11.04.2014 - icelandreview: Map of Reykjavík down by the old harbor....

New Icelandic App Available Worldwide

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: A new Icelandic app, Blendin, is now available at the App Store and Google Play....

Report on Iceland’s EU Accession Talks Published

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: This week saw the publication of a report by the University of Iceland’s Center for International Affairs on the negotiation process between Iceland and the European Union. The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce promptly published a short summary of the report...

Report on Iceland’s EU Accession Talks Published

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: This week saw the publication of a report by the University of Iceland’s Center for International Affairs on the negotiation process between Iceland and the European Union. The Icelandic Chamber of Commerce promptly published a short summary of the report...

Icy Roads in Parts of Iceland

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: Hellisheiði mountain pass on the way from Reykjavík to South Iceland is icy due to snowfall last night. Other mountain roads in the southwest as well as roads in the southeast of the country are also icy....

Icy Roads in Parts of Iceland

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: Hellisheiði mountain pass on the way from Reykjavík to South Iceland is icy due to snowfall last night. Other mountain roads in the southwest as well as roads in the southeast of the country are also icy....

Three-year marketing project for Iceland’s Westfjords set to launch with new video experience

11.04.2014 - icenewsis: Various Iceland-based partners, including Tjarnargatan, will be working in conjunction with Visit Westfjords as part of a new three-year marketing project promoting the Westfjords in the north west of Iceland. The project will be managed by Visit Westfjor...

Iceland musician Ásgeir to perform at Róisín Dubh

11.04.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic musician Ásgeir has been lined up to perform at the renowned Róisín Dubh music venue in Galway, Ireland. The upcoming singer-songwriter has become something of a phenomenon in his native Iceland, with an incredible 10 per cent of the population ...

Central Bank: Special Measures Needed to Minimize Financial Risk

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: According to head of the Central Bank of Iceland, Már Guðmundsson, it is impossible to loosen the financial restrictions in place in Iceland without jeopardizing its economical and financial stability. The statement was made in the foreword of a recent pu...

Iceland Airwaves Announces More Artists

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: Iceland Airwaves has announced more artists for this year’s festival, which runs November 5-9....

Iceland Airwaves Announces More Artists

11.04.2014 - icelandreview: Iceland Airwaves has announced more artists for this year’s festival, which runs November 5-9....

Government Questions Lawfulness of Fee Collection

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: The government is now investigating the lawfulness of the scheduled fee collection at the landmarks Dettifoss, Námaskarð and elsewhere on the property of Reykjahlíð....

Government Questions Lawfulness of Fee Collection

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: The government is now investigating the lawfulness of the scheduled fee collection at the landmarks Dettifoss, Námaskarð and elsewhere on the property of Reykjahlíð....

Candymania (KH)

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Icelanders and their candy cravings....

Candymania (KH)

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Icelanders and their candy cravings....

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10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Shadows on Reykjavík City Hall....

Snapshot 142

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Shadows on Reykjavík City Hall....

Obama vows not to ease up of Iceland whale hunting pressure

10.04.2014 - icenewsis: US President Barack Obama has instructed officials to continue applying pressure on Iceland to comply with the whaling moratorium introduced by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986. Obama, in a note to his cabinet officers, said senior deleg...

First Icelandic Woman Soon to Conquer Everest

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir has now reached 4,200 meters of the way to the top of Mount Everest....

First Icelandic Woman Soon to Conquer Everest

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir has now reached 4,200 meters of the way to the top of Mount Everest....

Icelandic Seaweed to be used in Sushi?

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: Eva Dögg Jóhannesdóttir, biologist at the West Fjords Natural History Institute, is currently researching the possibility of cultivating purple laver, an edible variety of red alga, to produce Nori sheets, which are used to wrap sushi pieces....

Missing Reykjavík Cat Found Seven Years Later

10.04.2014 - icelandreview: A cat has been returned to his owner after having been missing for seven years....

Iceland invites Indonesia to Arctic Circle Assembly

09.04.2014 - icenewsis: Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has invited Indonesia to join the second Arctic Circle Assembly conference in Reykjavik in October. The president made the offer when hosting credentials from Yuwono A. Putranto, the Indonesian Ambassador to Icelan...

Coastal states agree blue whiting TAC

04.04.2014 - icenewsis: Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached an agreement with the EU over the total allowable catch (TAC) of blue whiting in the Northeast Atlantic. The new deal will see the TAC increased by 86 per cent for 2014, with the parties agreeing on 1.2m ...

Landsbanki suffers homes for loan repayment setback

03.04.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic bank Landsbanki has suffered a setback after its Luxembourg branch lost an appeal against French authorities seizing debts of clients who lost funds in an initiative that saw them mortgage their properties to bet on the stock market. France has ...

‘When Björk met Attenborough’ set for DVD release

02.04.2014 - icenewsis: When Björk met Attenborough: The Nature of Music, a nature documentary featuring the famous nature expert and Iceland’s quirky musician, will be released on 5 May, according to Björk’s record label, One Little Indian. The documentary – which looks a...

Life lessons from Iceland's handball hero - VIDEO

27.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Icelandic handball hero, Ólafur Stefánsson, was interviewed by CNN recently. The legend quit playing handball earlier this year and is now a coach for Icelandic handball team, Valur....

Icelander Halldor Helgason has the snowboarding jump of the year

25.12.2013 - newsoficeland: An unbelievable jump by Halldor Helgasaon has been chosen the jump of year 2013 by the magazine Snowboarding. This is a great recognition for Halldor since the website is one of the largest snowboarding websites....

Ben Stiller talks about Iceland - VIDEO

22.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Ben Stiller's new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty recently premiered and has been well received. Iceland plays a big part in the movie and Ben Stiller talked about Iceland on Parade Magazine the other day. Watch a part ...

Iceland May Just Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

22.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Memolition recently posted a story with 17 photos, claiming that Iceland may be the Most Beautiful Place on Earth. It's hard to disagree....

Cut development aid to children by 12%

20.12.2013 - newsoficeland: "It is a concern that always when a recession comes the development aid is decreased. That was also done during the first half of the last parliamentary term" says Stefan Ingi Stefansson, the director of UNICEF Iceland, ...

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty premiere - VIDEO

20.12.2013 - newsoficeland: A special celebratory premiere of Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' was held in Smárabíó Movie Theater in Reykjavík recently. The movie was largely filmed in Iceland and Icelandic nature plays a big role in the ...

19 people will be granted Icelandic citizenship

19.12.2013 - newsoficeland: A bill has been put forward in parliament, which would grant 19 individuals Icelandic citizenship if passed. A total of 56 applications for citizenship have been filed this fall. ...

Free Concert with Herbert Gudmundsson in Reykjavík tonight

19.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Musician Herbert Guðmundsson celebrates his 60th birthday today. The singer will celebrate with a concert in Kex Hostel tonight, a popular bar&club down town Reykjavík....

No Travel Weather Today

19.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Travelers in Iceland should follow the weather forecast closely for the next few days. It's going to be windy the next days, even stormy on Christmas Eve....

Russell Brand visited Mayor Jon Gnarr

16.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, had an interesting guest over in city hall earlier this week. Russell Brand was in Iceland this month for his standup comedy show and requested a meeting with the mayor....




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