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Valitor and PRESEND loyalty card shortlisted for Best Global Prepaid Gift Programme

28.07.2014 - icenewsis: Valitor, the Iceland-based international card payment services provider, and PRESEND have been shortlisted at the 2014 Emerging Payment Awards, to be held on 23rd October 2014 at the Lancaster London Hotel, London, UK. Valitor and PRESEND are shortlisted ...

Iceland sends humanitarian relief to Gaza

27.07.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has announced that the North Atlantic nation is to donate around 12 million kroner in relief funds to Gaza. The funds will be sent to two UN programmes currently operating in the crisis hit region, with ha...

Icelander Gunnar Nelson remains undefeated in UFC

25.07.2014 - icenewsis: Gunnar Nelson remained undefeated in UFC after forcing Zack Cummings to submit at the UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin. Nelson made Cummings submit towards the end of the second round, but not before Texas native Cummings had given the Icelander a scare. The ...

KR Reykjavik crash out of Champions League

24.07.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic champions KR Reykjavik have crashed out of the Champions League in the second qualifying round after losing 4-0 to Celtic at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. KR went into the game knowing they needed a minor miracle after losing the first leg 1-0 at ho...

Icelandic Fisheries Minister: Quotas ‘based on science’

23.07.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic Fisheries Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has said that he has drawn up the total catch quotas for most species of fish for the upcoming fishing year following recommendations from organisations such as the Marine Research Institute. Jóhannsso...

Icelandic entrepreneurs turn insects into energy bars

21.07.2014 - icenewsis: Two young entrepreneurs from Iceland, Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Stefán Atli Thoroddsen, have started their own business, making energy bars made with an unlikely source of protein and other nutrients, insects. Búi first got the idea when reading a U.N...

Palace set to snap up £8m Sigurdsson

21.07.2014 - icenewsis: Tottenham Hotspur have accepted an £8m bid from Crystal Palace for forward Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to reports from England. The London club made the bid for the Icelandic international last week and, according to Palace fanzine The Five Year Plan, the...

Iceland plans Keflavik-Reykjavik airport link

19.07.2014 - icenewsis: Plans are underway in Iceland to develop a high-speed airport rail link between Keflavik International Airport and the capital, Reykjavik. The project, which is currently being tendered in Iceland, is likely to cost in the region of £50m, and a number of ...

Life lessons from Iceland's handball hero - VIDEO

27.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Icelandic handball hero, Ólafur Stefánsson, was interviewed by CNN recently. The legend quit playing handball earlier this year and is now a coach for Icelandic handball team, Valur....

Icelander Halldor Helgason has the snowboarding jump of the year

25.12.2013 - newsoficeland: An unbelievable jump by Halldor Helgasaon has been chosen the jump of year 2013 by the magazine Snowboarding. This is a great recognition for Halldor since the website is one of the largest snowboarding websites....

Ben Stiller talks about Iceland - VIDEO

22.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Ben Stiller's new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty recently premiered and has been well received. Iceland plays a big part in the movie and Ben Stiller talked about Iceland on Parade Magazine the other day. Watch a part ...

Iceland May Just Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

22.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Memolition recently posted a story with 17 photos, claiming that Iceland may be the Most Beautiful Place on Earth. It's hard to disagree....

Cut development aid to children by 12%

20.12.2013 - newsoficeland: "It is a concern that always when a recession comes the development aid is decreased. That was also done during the first half of the last parliamentary term" says Stefan Ingi Stefansson, the director of UNICEF Iceland, ...

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty premiere - VIDEO

20.12.2013 - newsoficeland: A special celebratory premiere of Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' was held in Smárabíó Movie Theater in Reykjavík recently. The movie was largely filmed in Iceland and Icelandic nature plays a big role in the ...

19 people will be granted Icelandic citizenship

19.12.2013 - newsoficeland: A bill has been put forward in parliament, which would grant 19 individuals Icelandic citizenship if passed. A total of 56 applications for citizenship have been filed this fall. ...

Free Concert with Herbert Gudmundsson in Reykjavík tonight

19.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Musician Herbert Guðmundsson celebrates his 60th birthday today. The singer will celebrate with a concert in Kex Hostel tonight, a popular bar&club down town Reykjavík....

No Travel Weather Today

19.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Travelers in Iceland should follow the weather forecast closely for the next few days. It's going to be windy the next days, even stormy on Christmas Eve....

Russell Brand visited Mayor Jon Gnarr

16.12.2013 - newsoficeland: Mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, had an interesting guest over in city hall earlier this week. Russell Brand was in Iceland this month for his standup comedy show and requested a meeting with the mayor....




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