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Winter isn’t going anywhere just yet

21.02.2017 - icenewsis: After a few days of surprisingly warm weather lately with temperatures mostly seen over the summer, a magical looking mist shrouding the city of Reykjavik bringing what seemed like white rainbows and over the city, winter has decided its not through with ...

Seabirds staving to death around Iceland

19.02.2017 - icenewsis: According to a RUV report an unusual number of dead black seabird is washing up on the northern shores of Iceland this winter. The birds are washing up emaciated so biologists conclude the most likely cause of death to be malnutrition. It’s not unusual th...

Seabirds starving to death around Iceland

19.02.2017 - icenewsis: According to a RUV report an unusual number of dead black seabird is washing up on the northern shores of Iceland this winter. The birds are washing up emaciated so biologists conclude the most likely cause of death to be malnutrition. It’s not unusual th...

One Billion Rising in Reykjavik Harpa ?– Dancing against the exploitation of women

17.02.2017 - icenewsis: Thousands of men, women and children are dancing in Harpa Concert Hall today in solidarity against the exploitation of women. UN Women in Iceland first organized The Rising five years ago and it’s since been a growing annual event. In Reykjavik the mass d...

Sonar Reykjavik 2017 starts to day with an impressive lineup

16.02.2017 - icenewsis:   Sonar is a music festival created in 1994, with the aim of pioneering unique format and content in a cultural event, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with newest trends in dance and electronic music according to thei...

Sonar Reykjavik 2017 starts today with an impressive lineup

16.02.2017 - icenewsis: Sonar is a music festival created in 1994, with the aim of pioneering unique format and content in a cultural event, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with newest trends in dance and electronic music according to their websi...

Iceland has one of very few women competing in the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in New Zeeland.

16.02.2017 - icenewsis: Two Icelanders are competing at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships in Invercargill, New Zeeland this year, and one of them is the only woman in the championship to compete in machine shearing according to RUV’s report. The woman in question...

The lost Icelandic version of Dracula ?– A literary discovery and potential TV series from Hollywood

15.02.2017 - icenewsis: Icelandic film producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson, based in Hollywood California, is preparing a TV series based on an Icelandic book about Count Dracula: Makt Myrkranna (Powers of Darkness), an Icelandic adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, according to a RUV r...

The ?“Northern Lights Problem?” in Icelandic traffic

15.02.2017 - icenewsis: Police in Iceland are warning drivers not to stare up at the night sky while driving despite a possible spectacle of Aurora Borealis, this comes after a series of traffic stops involving erratic drivers. The northern lights are causing some trouble in tra...

Thingvellir National park ?– Silfra claims another life

14.02.2017 - icenewsis: A man from the US lost his life by Silfra where he was snorkeling with a group of tourists on 12 February. It is yet unclear if his death was caused by illness or accident, and the case is under investigation. Resuscitation attempts were made on Silfra’s ...

An Icelandic leg of lamb cheaper in Spain than in Iceland

14.02.2017 - icenewsis:   An Icelandic couple recently relocated to Spain and settled in Valencia. They contacted DV and according to DV’s report the couple came across an Icelandic leg of lamb in a supermarket in spain and were surprised when they looked at the price tag. ...

Left Greens are now the largest party in Iceland according to survey

14.02.2017 - icenewsis: The deliberations to form a coalition government in Iceland were famously complex and drawn out after the October 2016 general elections. After many failed attempts from all sides the conservative Independence Party managed to form a majority along with t...

Ending state monopoly liquor stores on the table (again) in Iceland

12.02.2017 - icenewsis:   There has been much debate in Iceland of about a proposed legislation that abolishes the state monopoly of alcohol in in Iceland. As it is a person can only buy their liquor in the state run Vinbudin but if the legislation goes through, alcohol wil...

Mr. President, conceder Iceland second ?– A message to Trump ?“in his own words?” (Video)

10.02.2017 - icenewsis: Iceland is the latest edition to the introduction or educational videos about European countries directed at the president of the United States, Donald Trump have taken the Internet by storm since his inauguration. In the videos, each country speaks direc...

WARNING ?– The storm is moving to east Iceland!

09.02.2017 - icenewsis: The storm that has been battering Iceland in the last couple of days is expected to hit the east of the country today, Thursday. Ranging from Vopnafjord to Hofn there are questionable driving conditions with strong winds (more than 20 m/s) and heavy rain ...

Rape victim and rapist reconcile, co-author a book and give talks (Video)

08.02.2017 - icenewsis: In 1996, Thordis Elva Thorvaldsdottir shared a teenage romance with Tom Stranger, an exchange student from Australia. After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after which they parted ways for many years. After years of silence Thordis Elva instigated a co...

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