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Icelandic Doctors Comment on Trachea Implants

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: Surgeon General of Iceland Birgir Jakobsson, who was director of Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm from 2007 to 2014, has commented on a trachea implant which was carried out at the hospital by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini in June 2011 and ...

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28.05.2015 - icelandreview: Can you count the balls? Juggling at Bláa lónið (Blue Lagoon). Sony RX1R 2/35 1/200 ƒ14 ISO100...

Trachea Implants Investigated, Icelandic Doctors Involved

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: The Swedish police are investigating alleged illegal trachea implants carried out by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Uppdrag granskning, an investigative news program on SVT, reported yesterday. Icelandic ...

Tourists Seriously Injured in Car Accident

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: Three individuals, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to national university hospital Landspítali in Reykjavík this morning after their SUV overturned by Hellissandur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland....

Travelers Lost in Icelandic Highlands

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: Search and rescue teams in North Iceland have been called out to search for two men who are lost west of Askja volcano in the northeastern highlands. They started hiking from Strengjabrekka last weekend and were planning to walk to Svartárvatn lake....

IAC Regrets Closure of Icelandic ‘Mosque’ in Venice

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland’s official national contribution to the 2015 Venice Biennale, ‘The Mosque,’ initiated by artist Christoph Büchel, was closed by city authorities on Friday. The IAC regrets the decision....

Healthcare in Iceland

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: How is healthcare funded in Iceland?...

Farmed Rainbow Trout Caught in North Iceland Rivers

28.05.2015 - icelandreview: Two rainbow trout were caught in Arctic char and salmon fishing rivers in North Iceland, last weekend, one in Eyjafjarðará on Friday and the other in Fljótaá on Sunday, which are believed to have escaped from marine pens....

Study based on Icelandic volcanos could benefit airlines

28.05.2015 - icenewsis: New information on ash clouds could help planes map out safe routes following volcanic eruptions, scientists from Edinburgh have revealed. Researchers studied ash grans from eruptions that occurred in Iceland to compare them with satellite-based measureme...

Thousands Protest at Austurvöllur

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Thousands gathered at Austurvöllur square yesterday to express their grievances with the current coalition government lead by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party, and Bjarni Benediktsson, minister of finance and Independen...

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: A dear friend of mine, and very good friend of Iceland, Mary Ellen Mark, an artist known for her incredible humanist photography, passed away Monday in New York City. She was 75....

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27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Colors of Iceland, here at Reykjanes peninsula. Sony RX1R 1/500 ƒ20 ISO100....

Airwaves Announces More Artists

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland Airwaves music festival has announced its third round of artists for this year’s festival, November 4 to 8....

First Drafts of Collective Wage Agreements Accepted

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Draft collective wage agreements have been accepted by all parties in negotiations between trade unions VR, Efling, Hlíf, VSFK and the Commercial Federation of Iceland (LÍV), and the confederation of Icelandic employers, Business Iceland (SA). Final contr...

Pirate Party Still Largest in Iceland

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the country’s most popular party after it first topped polls one month ago, according to the latest MMR survey. Support for the party increased from 32 percent to 32.7 percent between April 21 and May 20....

Iceland is the best place to be gay

27.05.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland has been ranked number one on the Gay Happiness Index, scoring 79 out of a possible 100, while Uganda is bottom of the pile. PlanetRomeo, a gay dating network, ranked nations of three criteria: life satisfaction, public behaviour and public opinio...

Icelandic Naming Committee Approves Líam

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Líam was approved as a male name by the Icelandic Naming Committee on April 24, according to a verdict published by the institution yesterday....

Mammut release first track in English

27.05.2015 - icenewsis: Indie rock band Mammut have been one of Iceland’s most popular band for some time now, but now they are looking to make greater waves internationally after releasing their first single in English, Blood Burst. They first grabbed the attention of music lov...

Homeless Request Overnight Stay in Prison

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: Two individuals voluntarily spent Monday night in police prison cells, DV reports. According to police logs, neither had a registered permanent address and both claimed to have exhausted all other options to no avail....

Environmental Protection

27.05.2015 - icelandreview: How do you protect the environment against corporate interests in Iceland?...

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26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Alba visiting Bláa lónið (the Blue lagoon) for the first time....

Reykjavík Mayor Keeps Promise—Wears Leather Pants to Work

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Minutes after Swedish Måns Zelmerlöv’s leather pant-clad performance at Eurovision last Saturday, Dagur B. Eggertsson, mayor of Reykjavík, tweeted “If Sweden wins, I’ll wear leather pants to work #12points.”...

Some Unions Postpone Strikes

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Representatives from trade unions VR, Efling, Hlíf, VSFK and the Commercial Federation of Iceland (LÍV), have issued a joint statement declaring that a series of strikes planned to begin next Thursday, May 28, will be postponed by five days....

The PM Strikes Again (PS)

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Ten is the highest....

2,100 Nurses Set to Strike at Midnight

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Barring immediate government action, 2,100 nurses are expected to go on strike at midnight tonight as part of an ongoing series of strikes organized by the member-unions of the Icelandic Association of Academics (BHM)....

Unity and Disparity (JB)

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Unity is the cure that unites humanity in good will and friendship. This simple solution is too often forgotten in the heat of the moment....

High Prices at Tourist Spots in Iceland Criticized

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Very high prices at tourist destinations around Iceland are having a negative impact on the industry, experts warn....

Thousands to Rally against Government Today

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Over 6,000 people are expected to attend an anti-government rally in Austurvöllur square in front of Iceland’s parliament at 5 pm this afternoon....

Puffin Tours

26.05.2015 - icelandreview: Where can I see puffins near Reykjavík?...

Concerts to be Held in Old Restaurant Basement

25.05.2015 - icelandreview: Djúpið (The Deep), another name for the basement at Reykjavík’s iconic Hornið restaurant, has been disused for years. While the restaurant remains as popular as ever, its owners have decided to re-open their old underground concert venue....

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Icelandic Events Part of International Culture Day

25.05.2015 - icelandreview: Sunday May 31 is being touted as Obscura Day by Atlas Obscura, a website promoting the world’s hidden gems and little-known wonders....

Today is Whit Monday

25.05.2015 - icelandreview: Today is Whit Monday in the Western Christian calendar, and is celebrated as a national holiday in many countries, including Iceland....

Revolution (VH)

24.05.2015 - icelandreview: When he heard the news, our PM began singing....

Stunning Video of Icelandic Landscape

24.05.2015 - icelandreview: Among the hundreds or thousands of Iceland-related videos uploaded to the internet by tourists every year, it is hard to know which are worth your precious time....

Energy Boss Warns: Dam or Run Out of Electric

24.05.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland needs to orient its framework agenda on energy production in a way that not only considers the impacts of damming more of the highlands, but also the impacts of running out of electricity. So says head of marketing and business development at powe...

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Prime Minister Eats More Cake

24.05.2015 - icelandreview: Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson still has cake on his mind. In an interview on eyjan.is he said that he had recently begun a physical fitness program and when he was offered a cake in parliament, he had to have half a piece....

Final Secret Solstice Lineup Confirmed

24.05.2015 - icelandreview: 26 more names have been added to the schedule for the second annual Secret Solstice festival due to rhythmically assault Reykjavík this June....

Icelandic artist uses penis to paint portraits

24.05.2015 - icenewsis: An Icelandic artist has come up with a bizarre way to paint portraits – he uses his penis as a substitute for the more traditional brush. Axel Valur Davíðsson Diego is a man with a talent, and that talent happens to be his manhood. And unsurprisingl...

Snakes and Spiders in Iceland?

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: Does Iceland have snakes and spiders?...

Looking for Meaning

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: I’m searching for an Icelandic word that I heard on TV....

Breiðholt Festival Coming Up

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: The record label Bedroom Community, founded in 2006 by a collective of artists with ties to Breiðholt, a district of Reykjavík, will be hosting an art festival on Saturday June 13....

Top Striker Quits Club

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: Pape Mamadou Faye, the striker for Víkingur in Iceland’s top flight of football, the Pepsi League, has unexpectedly quit....

Halldór Ásgrímsson Funeral on Thursday

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: The funeral of Halldór Ásgrímsson, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, will take place on Thursday, May 28 at 13.00 in Hallgrímskirkja cathedral....

Bill to Remove Capital Controls Due Next Week

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: A bill on the removal of capital controls will be put to Alþingi parliament next week, according to Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson....

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23.05.2015 - icelandreview: This week a part of Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavík, closed to all traffic, and......

Eleven Cool Iceland Maps (JóB)

23.05.2015 - icelandreview: A confession: I’m a map nerd. Here are some pieces from my collection....

Protests over Iceland’s whale meat shipment to Japan

23.05.2015 - icenewsis: Environmentalists are protesting an Icelandic whaling company’s shipment of fin whale meat to Japan, insisting that it goes against international conservation regulations. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said the company in question, Hval...

Of Monsters and Men release new video

23.05.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic indie folksters Of Monsters and Men have released the video for their latest hit, Crystals, from their forthcoming album, Beneath the Skin. The band’s highly anticipated second album is due to hit the shelves on 9 June, with the band seeking to ...


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