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Stream of Support (ZR)

01.09.2015 - icelandreview: Icelanders are showing their support for refugees in overwhelming numbers....

Body North of Höfn Identified

01.09.2015 - icelandreview: The body discovered August 18 in Laxárdalur, north of Höfn, Southeast Iceland, has been identified....

Icelanders’ Offer of Help is World News

01.09.2015 - icelandreview: The Facebook event Kæra Eygló Harðar—Syria calls, created by Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, author and professor, to encourage Icelandic authorities to accept more Syrian refugees, has not only caught the attention of Icelanders, but also that of media abroad....

Fúsi Nominated for Nordic Council Film Prize

01.09.2015 - icelandreview: The film Fúsi, directed by Dagur Kári Pétursson, has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize this year....

Minister Entangled in Ashley Madison Affair

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is in hot water. It has come to light that he registered on the infamous Ashley Madison cheating site as IceHot1 in 2008....

Pirate Party Sets Sail with Two Issues

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Yesterday, the Pirate Party general meeting voted to agree on a resolution which emphasizes the party’s goal of keeping two main issues at the forefront for next term....

Autumn Fever (JB)

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Summer is short in Iceland and often ends in abrupt seasonal changes....

Autumn Fever

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Summer is short in Iceland and often ends in abrupt seasonal changes....

Fatal Accident in South Iceland

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: A fatal car accident occurred on the ring road in South Iceland close to Pétursey shortly after 3:00 pm yesterday....

Torrential Rain Hits Siglufjörður, Causing Damage

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Cleanup efforts are underway in Siglufjörður, Northeast Iceland, after torrential rain hit the town on Friday....

Icelanders Want to Welcome Refugees, PM Responds

31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is planning to appoint a committee of ministers to discuss the growing pressure from Icelanders, politicians and the public, on the government to accept more than 50 refugees....

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31.08.2015 - icelandreview: Ytri-Rauðamelskúlur, Snæfellsnes....

Modern Icelandic Offered at UC Berkeley

30.08.2015 - icelandreview: The University of California at Berkeley will this fall become the third institution of higher education in the United States to offer a full-course in the Icelandic language....

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30.08.2015 - icelandreview: Ocean view at Seljabót, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland....

Icelandic-Developed Learning Tool Presented in Kenya

30.08.2015 - icelandreview: Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Physical Sciences, recently returned from Kenya where he presented the tutor-web, an open learning (freeware) system for mathematics and statistics, at two universities....

Computer Game Teaches Kids Programming

29.08.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic tech company, Radiant Games, earlier this week released the computer game Box Island—a game aimed at kids eight years and older, which incorporates basic programming lessons....

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29.08.2015 - icelandreview: Rocky beach and the ruins of a fisherman’s hut at Seljabót, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland....

Feud Over Blue Whale Skeleton

29.08.2015 - icelandreview: The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the de...

Siggi ‘The Hacker’ Confesses to Child Abuse

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson—better known as Siggi ‘the Hacker’—this morning confessed in court to charges of sexual abuse brought against him by nine teenage boys....

Asylum Seeker Threatens Self-Immolation

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: Police and firefighters were called out to the Red Cross’ Reykjavík office around noon today, after receiving reports that an asylum seeker was threatening self-immolation....

Hot Water Leak in Reykjavík

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: A hot water leak has caused problems in parts of central and western Reykjavík today....

Crisis Counseling Offered to Witnesses of Jökulsárlón Accident

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: Witnesses of the fatal accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in which a female tourist of foreign origin was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot have been offered crisis counseling, according to Sveinn Kristján Rúnarsson, South Iceland chief of po...

Harriet Has Every Right to Be Harriet

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: The Icelandic National Registry had no right to deny the eleven-year-old Harriet Cardew a passport in June, 2014, on grounds that her name had not been accepted by the Icelandic Naming Committee....

What’s in Our Water? (ESA)

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: On Iceland’s strong(wo)men....

Boy, Lost in the Slopes Of Hekla, Is Found

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: A boy who got separated from his family in the slopes of Hekla volcano in southern Iceland yesterday, has been found....

Magnificent Northern Lights Last Night

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: "The most magnificent northern lights show in years” took place last night in southern Iceland....

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28.08.2015 - icelandreview: The ruins of a fisherman’s hut at Seljabót, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland....

Fatal Accident at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: A woman in her fifties, who was traveling the country with her family, died when she was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot outside the service center for Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Southeast Iceland yesterday afternoon....

Four F-16 Fighter Jets Coming

28.08.2015 - icelandreview: The Royal Danish Air Force will be taking over NATO’s Icelandic air policing to patrol Iceland’s airspace on Monday, August 31....

Man in Custody, Suspected of Human Trafficking

27.08.2015 - icelandreview: The Suðurnes police have a Serbian citizen in custody, suspected of human trafficking....

Teacher Critical of Reading Methods Fired

27.08.2015 - icelandreview: A teacher in Þingeyjarskóli, northeastern Iceland, who holds a degree in reading instruction from Germany, claims she lost her job because she refused to adopt a controversial Icelandic method of teaching children to read....

Shah Rukh Khan in Iceland

27.08.2015 - icelandreview: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is currently in Iceland filming a musical scene for his upcoming comedy-drama Dilwale, which is slated for a December 18 release....

Will Crooks in Construction be Nailed?

27.08.2015 - icelandreview: The Directorate of Internal Revenue (DIR) believes organized tax fraud related to the construction industry amounted to ISK two billion (USD 15.4 million, EUR 13.6 million) last year....

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27.08.2015 - icelandreview: Driftwood at Seljabót, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland....

Half of Icelanders Hold Religious Beliefs

27.08.2015 - icelandreview: Roughly 50 percent of Icelanders hold religious beliefs, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be believers, while 30 percent said they were not believers, and 14 percent called themselves athe...

More People Sleeping at Keflavík Airport

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: This summer, airport administrators report more people sleeping in the check-in hall of Leifstöð terminal, Keflavík International Airport—despite this practice being prohibited. Some have even taken to sleeping in the arrivals hall, before embarking on th...

Puffin Mug

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: Where to buy a puffin mug in Iceland?...

Surge in Refugee Applications

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: In the past days and weeks, a record number of applications for asylum have been received by the Directorate of Immigration....

Surge in Asylum Applications

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: In the past days and weeks, a record number of applications for asylum have been received by the Directorate of Immigration....

Tulipop Named ‘Best Newcomer’ at Design Awards

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: Tulipop, a line of children’s products designed by Signý Kolbeinsdóttir and Helga Árnadóttir, was awarded the ‘Best Newcomer’ award in its category at the prestigious Smallish Design Awards....

Father and Son Sentenced for Series of Thefts

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: The District Court of West Iceland yesterday sentenced a thieving father and son duo to three months of probation for a recent series of thefts and break-ins....

Facility Fee Introduced at Geothermal Beach

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: Last Friday the Sports and Leisure Department of the Reykjavík City Council approved a resolution to introduce a facility fee at Nauthólsvík geothermal beach, year-round....

Sex Tourism a Problem in Iceland

26.08.2015 - icelandreview: More than ten cases of human trafficking have been under investigation by the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police since April, and sex tourism exists....

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26.08.2015 - icelandreview: Lava formations at Seljabót, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland....

Body North of Höfn May be That of a French Citizen

25.08.2015 - icelandreview: The body discovered north of Höfn on August 18 may be that of a French citizen....

Rising Reykjavík Property Prices

25.08.2015 - icelandreview: Property prices continue to rise in Reykjavík, partly because of pressure from the tourist rental market....

Money Stolen from Landmannalaugar Returned

25.08.2015 - icelandreview: A young man turned himself in at the police station in Hvolsvöllur on Sunday and returned money he claimed to have stolen from the donation boxes at Landmannalaugar hot springs....

Cat Killer on the Loose in Hveragerði

25.08.2015 - icelandreview: Cat owners in the South Iceland town of Hveragerði are worried....

New Law Regarding Foreign Citizens in the Making

25.08.2015 - icelandreview: A draft bill for a new law regarding foreign citizens has been introduced....

Statue of Nonni

25.08.2015 - icelandreview: Q: Will a statue of Icelandic children’s book author Nonni be put up in Reykjavík?...

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