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26.01.2015 - icelandreview: Horses and birds at Laxnes horse farm in Mosfellsdalur on Sunday....

Film Crew Takes over North Iceland Town

26.01.2015 - icelandreview: The cast and crew of Baltasar Kormákur and Sigurjón Kjartansson’s upcoming crime series Trapped (Ófærð) have taken over the North Icelandic town of Siglufjörður. A group of around 70 people recently arrived in town to set up for what is expected to be the...

Film Makers Take Over North Iceland Town

26.01.2015 - icelandreview: The cast and crew of Baltasar Kormákur and Sigurjón Kjartansson’s upcoming crime series Trapped (Ófærð) have taken over the North Icelandic town of Siglufjörður. A group of around 70 people recently arrived in town to set up for what is expected to be the...

Support for Government at 34.8 Percent

26.01.2015 - icelandreview: Support for Iceland’s Progressive Party-Independence Party ruling coalition measures 34.8 percent in the latest MMR poll, published this morning, down from 37.3 percent in the last poll from mid-December....

Former Interior Minister Denies Influencing Investigation

26.01.2015 - icelandreview: Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir has denied having tried to influence the police investigation of the leak of a confidential document to the media in November 2013....

Ginola Iceland Backs Ginola for FIFA President

26.01.2015 - icelandreview: In response to French football legend David Ginola’s announcement on January 16 that he intends to run for FIFA presidency, Icelandic football club Ginola released a statement in Ginola’s support last week, encouraging the Icelandic Football Association (...

Bayern Munich sign Icelander Dagny Brynjarsdottir

26.01.2015 - icenewsis: Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Icelandic women’s international Dagny Brynjarsdottir on a six-month deal. Coach Thomas Worle described Brynjarsdottir, 23, as a “talented and dangerous attacking player” who can play up front and in midfield. He...

Could America Have Looked Like This?

25.01.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic journalist Illugi Jökulsson has written an article about what could have happened, if the settlements established by Icelander Leifur Eiríksson in North America had been permanent and Nordic people had gone to other parts of Vinlandia....

The Wisdom of Björk

25.01.2015 - icelandreview: In recent interviews following the release of her new album, Björk comments on friendship, the environment and music, among other things....

Hundreds of Dead Birds in North Iceland

25.01.2015 - icelandreview: Hundreds of dead guillemots were recently found by farmer Gunnar Óli Hákonarson at Sandur in Aðaldalur, North Iceland....

Rangers Condemn Proposed Dams in National Park

25.01.2015 - icelandreview: The Association of Rangers in Iceland released a statement yesterday condemning the National Energy Authority’s proposal of new power plants within and on the borders of national parks, and close to popular tourist destinations....

Icelanders Still Most Connected in Europe

25.01.2015 - icelandreview: The vast majority of Icelanders, or 97 percent, use the internet, making the nation the most connected in Europe. Iceland has also topped the list in previous years....

Video of the Holuhraun Volcano

24.01.2015 - icelandreview: Iceland's Holuhraun has been erupting continuously for almost five months now. Here is a video of the eruption....

Iceland Beats Egypt, on to 16-Team Finals

24.01.2015 - icelandreview: The Icelandic national team in men’s handball beat Egypt 28-25 tonight in the final round in qualifying group C at the World Cup in Qatar, securing their spot in the 16-team finals. Iceland ended up in third place in the group and Egypt placed fourth, als...

Iceland: New fisheries project aims to improve ice slurry chilling

24.01.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic research organisation Matis has started a project that aims to maximise returns from small fishing vessels by improving the quality of ice slurry chilling. In recent times, Iceland’s small inshore fishing boats have been bringing in bigger catch...

Photos of Ice Flood in Glacial River

24.01.2015 - icelandreview: The ice jam in Jökulsá á Fjöllum is probably the largest in the river since December 2010....

Iceland Photography School Exhibition Opens

24.01.2015 - icelandreview: Third year students of Iceland’s Photography School, Ljósmyndaskólinn, open their graduation exhibition at Harpa at 3 pm today....

Snapshot 301

24.01.2015 - icelandreview: From Hverarönd, near Lake Mývatn, North Iceland. SONY RX1R 35mm 1/400 ƒ14 ISO 200....

Geophysicist: Holuhraun Eruption Could Last for Months

24.01.2015 - icelandreview: Geophysicist professor Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson believes that the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands could carry on for months and even though the activity is decreasing it will likely not come to an end until after two months at ...

Iceland: Evangelical Church could receive hundreds of millions in refunds

23.01.2015 - icenewsis: The National Church of Iceland could be set to receive 660 million krona as compensation for recession-related cutbacks in the aftermath of the economic crash in 2008. Talk of the multimillion krona refund, which has been backed by Interior Minister Olof ...

Charlie Hebdo to be Available in Iceland

23.01.2015 - icelandreview: Two hundred copies of the latest issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are expected to arrive in Iceland next week. The magazine will be sold in bookstore Penninn Eymundsson, probably starting on Tuesday....

Ram Balls and Handball (ESA)

23.01.2015 - icelandreview: On how to survive Iceland in mid-winter....

Husband’s Day Celebrated in Iceland

23.01.2015 - icelandreview: Today is Bóndadagur, or Husband’s Day, when wives and girlfriends in Iceland pamper their men. Bóndadagur also marks the beginning of the old Icelandic month of Þorri, during which Þorrablót mid-winter feasts are held across the country....

Kiss Me Got Away from Iceland Cat Thief

23.01.2015 - icelandreview: One of the four purebred Bengal cats that were stolen from the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus, South Iceland, the day before yesterday managed to escape the thief and was found by his owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, yesterday evening. It was the male cat Kiss Me....

Former Interior Minister’s Police Dealings Criticized

23.01.2015 - icelandreview: In a report published today Ombudsman of Alþingi Tryggvi Gunnarsson has concluded that former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir’s communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson during the investigation of her mi...

Iceland’s Performance in Qatar ‘Extremely Poor’

23.01.2015 - icelandreview: The Icelandic national team in men’s handball suffered a devastating loss against the Czech Republic in the fourth round at the World Cup in Qatar yesterday evening, 25-36. Iceland’s coach Aron Kristjánsson described his team’s performance as “extremely p...

Four Bengal Cats Stolen in Iceland

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: Four purebred Bengal cats were stolen from a shed at the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus yesterday. The cats’ owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has bred Bengals at the farm for years, said he had noticed at 2 am that the lock on door to the shed to had been broke...

Iceland grab draw in Canada friendly

22.01.2015 - icenewsis: A penalty kick by Holmbert Fridjonsson secured a 1-1 draw for Iceland against Canada in a friendly on Monday. Canada took the lead in the 30th minute through a Dwayne De Rosario spot kick, but saw his goal cancelled out by Fridjonsson in the 65th minute. ...

City of Reykjavík to Provide Service to Refugees

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: Minister of Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson signed an agreement on Tuesday on city authorities being responsible for facilitating and assisting two groups of refugees who were offered asylum in the country by t...

1,979 (KH)

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: A concerning trend has infected Iceland....

‘Racism’ not ‘Homophobia’ on Human Rights Council

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir explained in interviews yesterday that she had been impressed by Gústaf Níelsson’s writing but hadn’t been aware of his attitude towards LGBT people and therefore revoked his appointment to the Reykjavík’s Human Rights C...

‘Racism’ but not ‘Homophobia’ OK on Human Rights Council

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: Sveinbjörg Birna Sveinbjörnsdóttir explained in interviews yesterday that she had been impressed by Gústaf Níelsson’s writing but hadn’t been aware of his attitude towards LGBT people and therefore revoked his appointment to the Reykjavík’s Human Rights C...

Björk’s Vulnicura Most Popular Album on iTunes

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk released her new album Vulnicura unexpectedly on iTunes yesterday, following a leak of the recordings. The album quickly became the number 1 most downloaded album on iTunes in more than 30 countries, including the UK....

Icelandic Blasphemy Law up for Review

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson stated on the first day of the spring session at the Alþingi parliament on Tuesday that the law on punishment for blasphemy can be reviewed, in response to a request from Pirate Party MP Helgi Hrafn G...

Lemon Shortage in Iceland, New Diet Fad to Blame?

22.01.2015 - icelandreview: There has been a shortage of lemons in Icelandic stores in recent days and suppliers have had trouble coping with demand. Managing director of fruit importer Bananar Kjartan Már Friðsteinsson guesses that it’s part of a new trendy diet....

Asylum Seeker to Remain in Custody upon Deportation

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed yesterday the verdict of Reykjanes District Court that an asylum seeker, whose application for asylum in Iceland has been rejected, is to remain in custody up until his deportation to Finland, from where he came....

One Hundred Events to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: The City of Reykjavík will organize 100 smaller and larger events this year in celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote in Iceland. The events will look back on the achievements of the women’s rights movement while promoting furt...

Icelandic lava field the largest in two centuries

21.01.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s expanding lava field is now the biggest the country has seen in more than two centuries, revealed NASA’s Earth Observatory. The lava flow from the Holuhraun lava field is now bigger than Manhattan island, with huge deposits of lava having flowed...

Dams in Jökulsá among New Energy Options

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: The National Energy Authority published a draft of a definition for 23 new energy harnessing options in Iceland yesterday, among them two hydropower plants in glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in Northeast Iceland, upriver from Dettifoss, the most powerful ...

Human Rights Council Appointment Withdrawn

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: The Progressive Party’s councilpersons in Reykjavík have decided to withdraw the appointment of Gústaf Níelsson as the party’s deputy representative on the city’s Human Rights Council after it was protested by fellow party members and others....

Group of Teens Threaten Students at Reykjavík School

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: Fear has spread among teenage students at Hagaskóli elementary school in Vesturbær in Reykjavík because a group of their peers, some of whom are also at the school, have threatened them both during and outside school hours....

Snapshot 300

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: The lighthouse at Grótta, Seltjarnarnes, with mountain Esja in the background....

Iceland leaders offer condolences to France after Charlie Hebdo attack

21.01.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s leaders have sent their condolences to France after the deadly attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson offered their condolences on...

Glacial River Clogged by Ice, Floods Road

21.01.2015 - icelandreview: Glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum started overflowing by the bridge by Grímsstaðir in Northeast Iceland yesterday because of the largest ice jam which has formed in the river since 2010. Water flowed across Ring Road 1 but it remains open....

Iceland Ties France in Handball World Cup

20.01.2015 - icelandreview: The Icelandic national team in men’s handball achieved a draw, 26-26, against France in the third round of games in qualifying group C in the World Cup in Qatar tonight. In qualifying group D two Icelandic coaches also tied with a score of 30-30....

Pro-EU Rally Underway in Iceland

20.01.2015 - icelandreview: Organizers of previous pro-EU rallies are planning further protests in response to news that Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is going to present a resolution on terminating the Iceland-European Union accession talks shortly....

Snapshot 299

20.01.2015 - icelandreview: The sunset at Grótta, Seltjarnarnes....

The Wall (PS)

20.01.2015 - icelandreview: Office hours....

Settlement Farm Replica Planned near Reykjavík

20.01.2015 - icelandreview: A farm similar to those built by Iceland’s first settlers in the 9th century is to be constructed on the land of Selholt in Mosfellsdalur valley outside Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, by next summer....

Doctors in Iceland Accept New Wage Contract

20.01.2015 - icelandreview: The vast majority of the members of the Icelandic Medical Association, 90 percent, voted in favor of the new wage contract with the state in an online vote which concluded at midnight on Friday. The contract has been published on the association’s website...


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