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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....

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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....

Forty-Seven Percent Unhappy with Debt Cancelation Bill

09.04.2014 - icelandreview: According to a new poll carried out by MMR, 47.3 percent of the Icelandic population is dissatisfied with the government’s draft bill for the reduction of household debt....

Snæfell Icelandic Champions in Women’s Basketball

09.04.2014 - icelandreview: Snæfell from the Snæfellsnes peninsula village of Stykkishólmur were crowned Icelandic Champions in Women’s Basketball for the first time on Sunday night after winning against Haukar from Hafnarfjörður 69:62....

Black Labor on Rise in Tourism Industry

09.04.2014 - icelandreview: Unreported economic activity seems to be on the rise in Iceland’s tourism industry, according to the Confederation of Icelandic Employers (SA). SA found that tax revenue from the tourism industry is not in line with the increase in tourists to Iceland....

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...

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09.04.2014 - icelandreview: One of many delicious seafood restaurants by the old harbor in Reykjavík....

Sixty-three Percent Disapprove of Prime Minister

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: The majority of the Icelandic population is far from pleased with its government. Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson gets the highest disapproval rating (65 percent), closely followed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson (6...

Icelandic Sculptures Defaced in Chicago

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: Local news outlets are reporting a 13 year old boy has been arrested and faces charges for......

Icelandic Books at the London Book Fair

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: Books by Icelandic authors will be presented at the London Book Fair, which opens tomorrow....

62°N (PS)

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: To the Kingdom....

No More Oslo Christmas Tree

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: Last Christmas, the people of Reykjavík received their last Christmas tree from Oslo....

Keflavik Airport Reopens after Strike

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: A temporary strike at Keflavik International Airport has come to a close. The airport staff’s strike began at 4 a.m. last night and ended at 9 a.m. this morning....

Icelandic Sculptures Defaced in Chicago

08.04.2014 - icelandreview: The Chicago police are investigating a defacement of 18 statues by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir at the city’s Grant Park....

Timelapse Video of Solar Maximum

07.04.2014 - icelandreview: Evosia Studios’ Henry Jun Wah Lee produced this timelapse video titled Eye of the Storm after a two-week trip to Iceland during the solar maximum—a once-every-eleven-year period of great solar activity resulting in incredible northern lights....

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07.04.2014 - icelandreview: The first tent for the season is up at the Reykjavik campsite. Nokia Lumia 1020....

Teachers Back at Work after Strike

07.04.2014 - icelandreview: Secondary school teachers have returned to work after a three-week strike....

Celebrating another Year (JB)

07.04.2014 - icelandreview: Today is my birthday....

Government Support Continues to Drop

07.04.2014 - icelandreview: Support for the Progressive Party-Independence Party coalition government measures 38.7 percent, down from 40.9 percent in the last MMR poll at the end of February....

Exciting Events at Reykjavík Arts Festival

07.04.2014 - icelandreview: More than 60 events will take place at the 28th annual Reykjavík Arts Festival, which will be held May 22-June 5, 2014....

New Issue of Iceland Review Out

07.04.2014 - icelandreview: The April/May issue of Iceland Review features Iceland’s guardians: writer Andri Snær Magnason, musician Björk and Iceland’s former President, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir....

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06.04.2014 - icelandreview: Reykjavík Maritime Museum. Nokia Lumia 1020....

Hot Dog Eating Contest in Garður

06.04.2014 - icelandreview: Not only will British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver be attending the Great BBQ Day in Garður, Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, but there will be a hot dog eating competition....

Couple Open Iceland-Inspired Cafe in UK

06.04.2014 - icelandreview: Chris and Lisa Whitear recently opened 101 Reykjavík, an Icelandic-style cafe bar in Southsea, the U.K....

Icelandic Passport “Not Valid”

05.04.2014 - icelandreview: Lea Gestsdóttir, an Icelandic guide, was traveling in South Africa with friends earlier this week when they decided to visit Swaziland. She had to wait at the border as officials were reportedly baffled by her passport, claiming that it was not valid....

MP Visits Geysir Again without Paying Fee

05.04.2014 - icelandreview: Ögmundur Jónasson, MP for the Left-Greens and former Interior Minister, visited Geysir again today without paying the new ISK 600 (USD 5, EUR 4) entrance fee....

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05.04.2014 - icelandreview: Bike race. Nokia Lumia 1020....

Ladies Take Your Man Along... (MRT)

05.04.2014 - icelandreview: At first I thought I was hearing things while fiddling with my car radio....

Icelanders Top Nordic Sleeping Pill Use

05.04.2014 - icelandreview: Icelanders take two to three times the amount of sleeping pills used by people elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The Directorate of Health has raised concern about the effects of excessive pharmaceutical use....




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