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23.01.2018
Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty
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In 2018, Iceland celebrates 100 years as a free and sovereign state. In 1918, Iceland and Denmark signed a Union Treaty, effectively freeing Iceland from Denmark. This was the culmination of nearly a century long campaign for Icelandic self-determina...
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20.11.2017
Startup Team Iceland at Slush 2017
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Twenty-seven prominent Icelandic startups have arrived in Helsinki for Slush 2017 – taking place 30th Nov – 1st Dec 2017. A delegation of around 100 Icelanders is in attendance, made up of; startups, investors, community leaders and officials.
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30.03.2017
Spirited Sheep Farmer
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Heiða Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir turned down a career as a model to take over her family’s remote sheep farm.
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30.03.2017
Head to Tail
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A feast of fish and cabbage heads provides a sumptuous mid-winter celebration.
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25.03.2017
The Long Way Home
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About one-in-ten of the Icelanders abducted during the Turkish Raid in 1627 returned. Among them was Guðríður Símonardóttir, who later became a respected pastor’s wife.
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24.03.2017
DesignMarch in Reykjavik March 23-26
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DesignMarch, Iceland’s most important annual design festival, officially opens March 23. DesignMarch covers all fields of design, including architecture, graphic design, fashion, furniture and product design. It concludes on March 26
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28.02.2017
Fabulous Football Player Gylfi Þór
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Since football player Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson was chosen Iceland’s 2016 Sportsperson of the Year by the Association of Icelandic Sport Journalists, his star has only kept rising.
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13.02.2017
Middle of the North
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Eyjafjörður is a long fjord in the middle of North Iceland and its surroundings are simply stunning in summer and winter. At the bottom end of the fjord is Akureyri, the largest town in Iceland outside the capital region.
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01.02.2017
Backward Brothers’ Café
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For generations, Icelanders have amused themselves over stories of the dimwitted brothers from Bakki: Gísli, Eiríkur and Helgi.
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24.01.2017
Icelandic Golfer Hits it Big
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On December 4, Icelandic golfer Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, from Reykjavík Golf Club, made history when she secured the right to compete at the 2017 LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour.
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06.01.2017
In Harmony with Horses
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At Hólar University College’s Equine Science Department, prospective professional riders and trainers learn to respect and study the Icelandic horse.
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21.12.2016
Worth Visiting the West
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In the westernmost municipality of Europe, Vesturbyggð in Iceland’s West Fjords, live only around one thousand people. But they are not alone.
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21.12.2016
Moonstone Strikes a Chord
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Recently, Icelandic writer Sjón has been highly praised by critics for his novella Moonstone: The Boy who Never Was, originally published in 2013 as Mánasteinn.
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08.11.2016
Visit Viðey
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On the capital’s doorstep is an island with a notable history.
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