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Iceland lost to France 0-1 in the Women’s European Championships

19.07.2017 - icenewsis: It was an exciting game with many chances and a lot of action, but finally after 85 minutes, Eugenie Le Sommer scored a goal from a penalty. It was especially frustrating for Iceland since it appeared that Fanndís Friðriksdóttir had been fouled in the pen...

Mosfellsbær residents find dead trout in polluted Varmá river

17.07.2017 - icenewsis: Something nasty is going on in the town of Mosfellsbær, situated about 15 minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík. Since June, the residents have reported increased pollution in the river Varmá that runs through the town. It seems the pollution has increase...

Icelanders named in Panama papers buy ISK at a 20% discount

14.07.2017 - icenewsis: RÚV reports that 21 Icelanders who’s names came up in the notorious Panama papers, purchased large amounts of ISK (Icelandic króna) at a 20% discount through the Central bank’s investment program. The article states that the individuals are no...

John Snorri goes for K2’s summit in 9 days

11.07.2017 - icenewsis: 18 hours ago, John Snorri Sigurjónsson and his team reached camp 3 on their way to the summit of K2. John plans on being the first Icelander to summit K2, one of the world’s most difficult mountain to climb. According to Johns Facebook page, Lífsspo...

Uncertainty about legality of parking fees at Hraunfossar waterfalls

07.07.2017 - icenewsis: RÚV reports that after meeting with representatives from the Environment Agency of Iceland, landowners at Hraunfossar waterfalls are unsure about whether to continue charging parking fees from visitors. Their plan was to charge a small parking fee from tr...

An ewe and her lamb attacked by a territorial swan

06.07.2017 - icenewsis: Captured on drone footage near Bolungarvík in the Westfjords, Iceland, a swan protecting its territory attacks a sheep and its lamb. The video was taken by Sigríður Línberg Runólfsdóttir’s husband and posted on her Facebook page. Sigríður makes a re...

Reykjavík Excursions receives Viator’s 2017 Travel Awards

30.06.2017 - icenewsis: Reykjavík Excursions, one of Iceland’s largest tour operators, recently received Viator’s Top Rated Award. Viator recognizes Reykjavík Excursions as an outstanding provider for its platform due to consistently impressive ratings from Viator and TripAdviso...

Glacier exhibition in Reykjavik ?– A milestone for the Icelandic Museum of Natural History

30.06.2017 - icenewsis: The Icelandic Museum of Natural History recently signed a contract with Perla Nordursins holding company about housing large-scale exhibitions about Iceland’s nature in a newly renovated 2. floor of Perlan in Reykjavik, particularly for the 100-year birth...

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