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29.03.2015 - icelandreview: Pizza time. Sony A99 Zeiss 1.4/85mm 1/80 ƒ2.0 ISO 1000....

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29.03.2015 - icelandreview: Downtown Reykjavík, waiting for more snowfall. Sony A99 1.4/85mm 1/250 ƒ14 ISO 100....

Free Rock Festival Coming Up in West Fjords

29.03.2015 - icelandreview: The twelfth annual Aldrei fór ég suður free rock festival will take place in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords during the long Easter weekend, April 2-4, with concerts, standups and other events. Around 60 musicians are scheduled to perform....

Norwegian Finds Icelandic Message-in-a-Bottle

29.03.2015 - icelandreview: When Geir Ola Korsnes from Tofterøy in Sund near Bergen in West Norway found his boat smashed up by a storm, he also found a plastic bottle with a letter inside. The letter had been written by 11-year-old Björgvin Matthías from Skagaströnd in North Icelan...

Iceland Beats Kazakhstan in Euro Qualifier

28.03.2015 - icelandreview: The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat Kazakhstan 3-0 in an away game in Astana today. The team has now earned 12 points after five games in group A in the European Championship qualifiers....

Taking a Dip (AG)

28.03.2015 - icelandreview: About swimming pools in Iceland....

Bare Breasts and Free Nipples (ESA)

28.03.2015 - icelandreview: Surely, there are more important things to women’s rights....

ISK 20 Million Raised for Syrian Refugees

28.03.2015 - icelandreview: UNICEF in Iceland and Fatímusjóðurinn have raised ISK 20 million (USD 147,000, EUR 135,000) for the education of Syrian refugee children. The money will be used to run a center for information education for 350 children in Jordan....

Ski Resorts Open across Iceland

28.03.2015 - icelandreview: Spring isn’t quite here yet, judging by the recent snowfall. While some have grown tired of the snow, others are happy to hit the slopes; ski resorts will be open across the country today. Outside Reykjavík, most slopes in Bláfjöll and Skálafell will be o...

Laws on Drone Use in Iceland

28.03.2015 - icelandreview: Q: What are the rules on using a drone in Iceland?...

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28.03.2015 - icelandreview: Hotel under construction in Reykjavík. Sony A99 and Zeiss 1.8/135....

Popular Viewing Place in North Iceland Closed

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: The police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have closed an area around the cliffs Ketubjörg on Skagi peninsula, a popular spot for enjoying the view of Skagafjörður fjord, for safety reasons. Large cracks have formed in the cliffs and there’s a risk of a r...

‘Free the Nipple’ Day’s Success Disputed in Iceland

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: It’s debatable whether the goal of counteracting the pornification of breasts and making naked breasts less of a taboo will be achieved by women walking around topless and posting pictures of their exposed breasts on the internet, as Icelandic feminists d...

Icelandic Airlines Review Flight Deck Rules

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic airlines Icelandair and WOWair have decided to tighten flight deck rules following revelations that Tuesday’s air disaster in the French Alps was the result of the co-pilot locking the captain out of the cockpit and intentionally causing the pla...

My West Fjords Trip

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: I went to Iceland last summer. I took this picture in the West Fjords....

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27.03.2015 - icelandreview: The last snow? Sony A99 and Zeiss 1.8/135....

Holuhraun Gas Levels Monitored Online

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: Now that tourists can visit the Holuhraun eruption site, they must pay close attention to the levels of toxic volcanic gases in the area as the lava field will continue to degas for several months. This will soon be possible on the websites vedur.is and l...

Fatal Traffic Accident in South Iceland

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: A foreign tourist died in a traffic accident on the Ring Road in South Iceland, west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, between 9 and 10 am this morning. It appears as if the driver lost control of the vehicle due to the poor road conditions, resulting in the car ov...

Brain Food in Icelandic

27.03.2015 - icelandreview: Q: How do you say ‘brain food’ in Icelandic?...

Geysir Owners Request Quota on Visitors

26.03.2015 - icelandreview: The private owners of the Geysir geothermal area, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, have reiterated their concern that damage is being done to the area as a result of it being overcrowded. They request a quota on visitors....

Afghans in Iceland Condemn Farkhunda’s Murder

26.03.2015 - icelandreview: A group of Afghan women living in Iceland organized a peace gathering in Hljómskálagarðurinn park in Reykjavík on Tuesday to honor the memory of Farkhunda, a young woman who was brutally murdered by a mob in Kabul last week after being wrongly accused of ...

Bringing Freeze Dried Food to Iceland

26.03.2015 - icelandreview: Q: How much lyophilized (freeze dried) food can I bring to Iceland?...

Railway Dreams (KH)

26.03.2015 - icelandreview: Trains to the airport!...

Jón Gnarr Finally Called Jón Gnarr

26.03.2015 - icelandreview: Actor, comedian and former Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr has ended his 30-year fight to have his name legally changed from Jón Gunnar Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr....

Pirate Party now Iceland’s most popular

26.03.2015 - icenewsis: After establishing itself just two years ago, the Pirate Party is now thought to be the most popular in Iceland. The party’s rise in popularity has been dramatic, and it is now ahead of the rest in one particular poll. The Pirate Party’s idea was taken fr...

Iceland’s Pirate Party Suggests Electoral Alliance

26.03.2015 - icelandreview: Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jónsdóttir has suggested that all opposition parties in the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, forge an electoral alliance before the next parliamentary election in 2017 with the objective of completing a new constitution and guar...

Icelandic Feminists Bare Breasts for Women’s Liberation

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: A feminist wave has hit Iceland with women baring their breasts on Twitter and other social media under #freethenipple. The initiative was started by Bóel Sigríður Guðbrandsdóttir, chair of the junior college Verzlunarskóli Íslands’ Feminist Association....

Nature: Gulf Stream Slows Down; Impacting Iceland?

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: The Gulf Stream, an ocean current carrying warm and salty seawater to the coast of Iceland, contributing to an unusually mild climate for the island’s latitude and fertile fishing grounds, is slowing down, according to a study published in Nature online o...

Foreign Caterers Discriminated against in Iceland

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: Foreign-born waiters and cooks are being discriminated against in Iceland, according to Níels Sigurður Olgeirsson, the chair of Matvís, the labor union of food producers and caterers in Iceland. Níels maintains that these workers generally receive the sam...

Shooting Star Lights up Sky above East Iceland

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: People in Hallormsstaður and Jökuldalur in East Iceland witnessed how the sky suddenly lit up with a bluish light yesterday evening. Astronomer Gunnlaugur Björnsson at the University of Iceland believes that this was likely the case of a large meteorite....

Visiting Plants and Factories in Iceland

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: Q: How can we visit energy plants and factories in Iceland?...

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25.03.2015 - icelandreview: From Öræfasveit, the rural district with the highest peak in Iceland. Most part of the area lies......

Football Pre-Season Starts Awfully for BÍ/Bolungarvík

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: The West Fjords’ football club BÍ/Bolungarvík from Ísafjörður and Bolungarvík has started the pre-season Lengjubikarinn tournament by losing the first five games and without scoring a single goal....

Reyðarfjörður on CNN List of Must-See Places

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: The town of Reyðarfjörður (population: 1,000) in East Iceland is among 10 ‘Places to See Before They’re Changed Forever,’ according to an article on cnn.com ....

Reykjavík Needs 600 New Hotel Rooms Per Year

25.03.2015 - icelandreview: Six hundred new hotel rooms need to be built in Reykjavík each year for the next six years, doubling the capacity from 4,000 hotel rooms to 8,100, to meet the forecasted demand....

November 2014

24.03.2015 - icelandreview: We visited in November 2014 for my wife's 50th birthday. A day at the lagoon spa and horse......

Tourists Find Geysir and Glacial Lagoon Overcrowded

24.03.2015 - icelandreview: Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, associate professor in tourism studies at the University of Iceland, carried out a survey for the Icelandic Tourist Board last summer, asking 12,000 visitors about their perception of eight popular destinations in Iceland, two of w...

Bad Weather Blessing (PS)

24.03.2015 - icelandreview: Its time out, time to bring better weather to Iceland....

Holuhraun Pollution above Limit for 107 Hours

24.03.2015 - icelandreview: The air pollution caused by volcanic gases emitted during the eruption in Holuhraun was above the health protection limit for a total of 107 hours in Höfn, Southeast Iceland. Inhabitants in Höfn were subject to air pollution for more hours than in any oth...

Icelanders Love the Theater

24.03.2015 - icelandreview: Every Icelander visited the theater more than once in 2014, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Iceland. A total of 375,000 visits to theater plays and the opera were registered last year....

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24.03.2015 - icelandreview: The cat jumped up on the photographer's car and sat there for a while as he was about to drive off....

Garðar in Patreksfjörður

24.03.2015 - icelandreview: At the end of Patreksfjörður lies the ship Garðar. Now over 103-years old, the ship, a fishing......

Ólafur Arnalds Tops UK Charts

23.03.2015 - icelandreview: The Chopin Project by award-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, was number one on the UK’s Official Classical Charts last week. Meanwhile, Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura, which has received critical accla...

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23.03.2015 - icelandreview: Saying cheese at Gullfoss....

Social Democrats Chair Keeps Position

23.03.2015 - icelandreview: Chair of the Social Democratic Party Árni Páll Árnason was reelected at the party’s conference on Friday night by one vote after an unexpected leadership challenge from MP in Reykjavík Sigríður Ingibjörg Ingadóttir. Árni Páll received 49.49 percent of the...

Meet Me in the Middle (JB)

23.03.2015 - icelandreview: On the coexistence of dog people and city officials....

Unemployment on the up in Iceland

23.03.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s unemployment rate increased to 4.6 per cent in February, marking a slight year-on-year rise of 0.2 per cent, according to data published by Statistics Iceland. The survey revealed that there were a total of 188,100 people in the workforce market...

Here Comes the Light (ZR)

23.03.2015 - icelandreview: A week of celestial shows....

Iceland and Norway “Fifth Happiest”

22.03.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland and Norway are joint fifth and sixth in the latest list of European countries where residents are happiest with life....

Icelanders Trust Coastguard and Police Most

22.03.2015 - icelandreview: The coastguard and the police are the public bodies most trusted by the Icelandic public, according to the latest Gallup poll....


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