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Slutwalk in Reykjavik today

23.07.2016 - icenewsis: The Slutwalk has been held in Reykjavík for six years, and this year the march is happening today, leaving from Hallgrímskirkja church at 2pm. The march has been well received in Icelandic society and an array of people march in support, the notion has st...

Egill Sæbjörnsson to represent Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale.

19.07.2016 - icenewsis: Artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has been selected to represent Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, the pavilion will be curated by Stefanie Böttcher. Egill Sæbjörnsson is a visual artist, performer, musician and composer. His works often consist of comb...

A wandering polar bear shot dead in Iceland

18.07.2016 - icenewsis: An adolescent female polar bear was killed with a gunshot wound to the neck by a farm not far from the town of Sauðárkrókur in north Iceland late last night. The animal was spotted by a farmer out horseback riding, he promptly notified the police who call...

A new understanding of eruptions in Iceland

16.07.2016 - icenewsis: A collective study published by sciencemag.org reveals a new understanding of the causes of some the largest eruptions in Icelandic history. The Bárðabunga eruption last year in Holuhraun north of the Vatnajökull ice cap, in the Icelandic Highlands, is th...

Construction disrupted by elves or hidden people in Iceland

15.07.2016 - icenewsis: Contractors drilling for water in north Iceland have finally made contact with the hidden people to ask permission to drill after repeated unexplained malfunction in their drilling gear. The folklore retained to the so called huldufolk or hidden people is...

Eiderdown, a generation of warmth unique to Iceland

14.07.2016 - icenewsis: In the artic skirts of Iceland, there exists a substance like no other. Known for centuries as natures greatest insulator it has been used by common Icelanders and kings alike. The very first documented exchange of Eiderdown took place in 1455, when ?“löf ...

Iceland’s only low-cost airline buys four new Airbus A321’S

13.07.2016 - icenewsis: WOW Air, Iceland’s only low-cost airline and the worlds only ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline just signed up for four new Airbus A321’s to be delivered in 2017 an 2018.  According to Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW he and his team are thr...

Monitoring of Hekla Volcano Improved

13.07.2016 - icenewsis: Monitoring of Mt. Hekla has been improved over the past months, Hekla is one of the most active and potentially dangerous volcanoes in Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) who is in charge of monitoring Mt. Hekla the system shou...

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