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Portland brewers heading to Iceland beer festival

25.02.2015 - icenewsis: Representatives from two breweries in the northwestern US city of Portland will be present at this year’s Icelandic Beer Festival in a bid to show residents of the North Atlantic island what they have to offer. Hopworks Urban Brewery and Breakside Brewery...

Bjork releases ‘Blake Lake’ trailer in lead up to MoMA exhibition

23.02.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic musician Bjork, who is to be recognised at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective exhibition Bjork between March and June, has shared a trailer for the feature’s main attraction, Black Lake. Black Lake, described by Rolling Stone as a...

Iceland FA re-elects Thorsteinsson for fifth term

22.02.2015 - icenewsis: The Football Association of Iceland (KSI) has re-elected Geir Thorsteinsson as its president after the success of the island nation’s football team in recent years. Thorsteinsson, who will be serving his fifth two-year term, said his main aim was to overs...

Iceland selects Maria Olafsdottir for Eurovision

20.02.2015 - icenewsis: Maria Olafsdottir is to represent Iceland in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna after winning the country’s national selection competition, Songvakeppnin. Following two semi-finals, each featuring six acts, and a tense final, voters plumped for th...

Kaupthing bankers jailed for fraud in Iceland

20.02.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s Supreme Court has rejected appeals by four Kaupthing executives and upheld their prison sentences for their part in the country’s 2008 financial crisis. The bank executives have been handed the heaviest ever sentences for financial fraud in the ...

Mother to trek Iceland to raise funds for rare heart condition

17.02.2015 - icenewsis: A mother is to trek across Iceland’s volcanic and snowy terrain in order to raise funds for a rare heart condition that her daughter suffers from. Thirty-eight-year-old Sarah Kralj-Durkin and her friend Julie Rhodes are to trek 83kms across the scenic but...

Volcanic eruption in Holuhraun ongoing

17.02.2015 - icenewsis: The Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection has released the latest facts about the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun: The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues. The eruption is still strong although it continues to diminish. Seismic a...

Icelandic canyon carved by brutal floods

17.02.2015 - icenewsis: One of Iceland’s biggest canyons was created by three devastating floods that occurred thousands of years apart, geologists have learnt. The 280-kilometre long, 100-metre deep Jokulsargljufur canyon houses the most powerful waterfall in Europe and is a ma...

Icelandic exporting more cod to Spain than anywhere else

16.02.2015 - icenewsis: Spain has overtaken the UK to become Iceland’s number one cod market in terms of volumes, revealed Marko Partners’ Seafood Intelligence Report. In 2014, there was a 25 per cent rise in volume of Icelandic cod exported to Spain, with the live weight record...

Game of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain’ becomes World’s Strongest Viking

15.02.2015 - icenewsis: Game of Thrones star Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjornsson is officially the World’s Strongest Viking after smashing a weight-lifting record that has stood for a thousand years. Bjornsson, 26, who stars as Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the hit TV show, lifted a 1,4...

Iceland reiterates that it will not be joining EU

14.02.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic Foreign Minister Jon Hannibalsson has outlined the reasons why the North Atlantic nation will not be joining the EU. Despite formal negotiations on the country’s accession into the EU starting back in 2010, citizens were widely split on whether ...




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