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Strongest earthquakes around Hekla volcano in a series of tremors in September

30.09.2016 - icenewsis: The Icelandic Met Office has raised the level of warning to yellow because of the recent earthquakes around volcano Hekla. They go on to say that there is yet no way to predict a volcanic eruption, but the activity is strong. Police in the south district ...

Costly Miscalculations at Iceland Statistics

30.09.2016 - icelandreview: The consumer price index in Iceland was miscalculated during the past six months, because of mistakes made at Iceland Statistics....

Katla Volcano Continues to Tremble

30.09.2016 - icelandreview: Seismic activity in Katla volcano, South Iceland, continues....

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29.09.2016 - icelandreview: The first frost....

Court Confirms Acquittals in Gang-Rape Case

29.09.2016 - icelandreview: The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed the acquittal of five young men, accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Reykjavík in May of 2014....

Narrowly Escaped Construction Crane

29.09.2016 - icelandreview: Two teenage girls narrowly escaped as a construction crane collapsed beside them in downtown Reykjavík today....

Power Line Bill in Limelight

29.09.2016 - icelandreview: An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due t...

Ambulance Workers Driven to the Limit

29.09.2016 - icelandreview: The head of the National Association of Firefighters and Ambulance Workers calls the state of ambulance services in South Iceland unacceptable....

Northern Lights Review

29.09.2016 - icelandreview: The northern lights, which were awaited with anticipation last night, made a spectacular entry in the capital area at about 10:45 pm....

Norwegian or Icelandic tourist bites off a piece of local Berlin man’s ear

28.09.2016 - icenewsis: Conflicting sources state that either an Icelandic or Norwegian tourist bit of a chunk of a Berlin local, in a vicious xenophobic attack last Sunday. The incident took place on a regional train where the tourist displayed aggressive behavior to a ?“Mediter...

Arion Bank Lays off 46 People

28.09.2016 - icelandreview: Arion Bank laid off 46 employees today....

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28.09.2016 - icelandreview: Part of the sculpture Dance, by Þorbjörg Pálsdóttir, in front of Perlan, Reykjavík....

‘Slaughter Season’ Celebrated

28.09.2016 - icelandreview: ‘Slaughter season,’ or sláturtíð, is this time of year when lambs are slaughtered....

Lights off for Northern Lights Show

28.09.2016 - icelandreview: When the lights go out, you know the show is about to begin....

Elegant Visitor in Reykjavík Harbor

28.09.2016 - icelandreview: The electrically powered schooner Opal, operated by Norðursigling, arrived in Reykjavík harbor yesterday....

Iceland Ranks 27th in Competitiveness

28.09.2016 - icelandreview: Iceland ranks 27th on a list of countries in the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum....

Shortage of Nurses in Iceland

28.09.2016 - icelandreview: Iceland is experiencing a shortage of registered nurses....

Large Freezing Plant Rising in East Fjords

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: The fishing company Eskja is constructing a 7,000 m2 (75,333 ft2) pelagic freezing plant in Eskifjörður, the East Fjords, to be taken into use in November....

Explosion in RV at Gas Station

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: An explosion occurred this afternoon when a tourist appears to have been making the mistake of pumping methane gas into a propane tank from a recreational vehicle at the N1 gas station in Ártún....

New Poll from MMR

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: A new poll, conducted September 20-26, has just been published by MMR....

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27.09.2016 - icelandreview: Autumn-colored sky at Hverarönd, by lake Mývatn....

Björk at Iceland Airwaves in November

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: Organizers of the 2016 Iceland Airwaves music festival, to be held November 2-6, have just announced that Icelandic musician Björk will perform an exclusive show at Harpa concert hall on Saturday, November 5....

Paramedics Deliver Two Babies Overnight

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: The same crew of paramedics delivered two babies in the capital area overnight....

‘Kitchen Day Discussion’ in Alþingi

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: There was a so-called ‘kitchen-day discussion’ in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, yesterday....

Northern Lights Video

27.09.2016 - icelandreview: The northern lights made a spectacular appearance in many parts of Iceland last night....

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26.09.2016 - icelandreview: Trout-fishing in lake Þingvallavatn....

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26.09.2016 - icelandreview: Trout-fishing in lake Þingvallavatn....

Northern Lights Likely Tonight

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: According to the Icelandic Met Office, the next few nights will offer a good chance to see the Northern lights....

Northern Lights Likely Tonight

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: According to the Icelandic Met Office, the next few nights will offer a good chance to see the northern lights....

Seismic Activity in Katla Volcano

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 hit Mýrdalsjökull glacier at 1:30 pm today....

Seismic Activity in Katla Volcano

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 hit Mýrdalsjökull glacier at 1:30 pm today....

Progressive Party Power Struggle Continues

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: The conflict within the Progressive Party continued over the weekend....

The aurora borealis ?– Northern lights have arrived (Video)

26.09.2016 - icenewsis: The condition for observing the illusive northern light has been particularly favorable for the last few days and the astronomy website published a video captured by Sævar Helgi Bragason & Snorri Þór Tryggvason, from last night showing the spectacle. ...

Missing Teddy Bear Enjoys Hotel Stay

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: A teddy bear, lost by a two-year-old Icelandic girl in Sweden last week, spent several days being pampered at a hotel before being returned to its owner....

Record Interest in Icelandic

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: A record four hundred people have signed up for Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland this fall....

RIFF Opens Friday

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: The 2016 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be held in Reykjavík, September 29-October 9....

Russian Bombers Fly below Icelandic Jet

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: Long-range Russian bombers flew directly below an Icelandic passenger jet en route from Keflavík to Stockholm on Thursday....

Russian Bombers Fly below Icelandic Jet

26.09.2016 - icelandreview: Long-range Russian bombers flew directly below an Icelandic passenger jet en route from Keflavík to Stockholm on Thursday....

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25.09.2016 - icelandreview: Autumn colors at Þingvellir National Park, South Iceland....

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24.09.2016 - icelandreview: Lokastaðarétt pen in Fnjóskadalur, North Iceland....

PM to Run for Chair of Progressive Party

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson just announced on RÚV TV that he plans to run against former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson for the position of chairman of the Progressive Party....

Progressive Party Group Supports Sigmundur Davíð

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: The party group of the Progressive Party has just declared its full support of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the party leader....

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23.09.2016 - icelandreview: Footprints from the summer. Can you spot the last tent?...

When the Vikings Discovered North America (JóB)

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: The Vikings arrived in North America almost 500 years ahead of Columbus....

Number of Asylum Seekers to Exceed 700

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: Kristín Völundardóttir, head of the Directorate of Immigration, believes the number of asylum seekers in Iceland will exceed 700 this year....

Pirate and Independence Parties Neck and Neck

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: A new poll by MMR shows the Pirate Party and the Independence party running neck and neck, each with 22.7 percent of voters’ support....

Case of Scrapie in North Iceland

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: A case of scrapie has been confirmed at a farm in Skagafjörður....

Syrian Boy Sings Icelandic Nursery Rhyme

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: A young Syrian boy, who arrived in Iceland as a refugee in January, charmed visitors at the Reykjavík City Library last week by singing an Icelandic nursery rhyme in flawless Icelandic....

Female Rebellion in Independence Party

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: Eleven out of 14 women on the board of the National Federation of Independence Party Women already have or are planning to resign....

Pirate Party Fires Campaign Manager

23.09.2016 - icelandreview: Jóhann Kristjánsson, the campaign manager of the Pirate Party in Iceland, left his position yesterday....

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