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Icelandic language under threat of dying out in the digital age

25.04.2017 - icenewsis:   The Icelandic language is likely to disappear in our age of ever increasing computer and internet use according to an article by Egill Bjarnason in UK Business Insider. The reason cited that it’s grammar is to complicated for computers. Icelandic i...

Iceland’s National Weightlifting team comes in first in San Marino

23.04.2017 - icenewsis: Iceland’s man and women’s team in National Weightlifting took first place with at the European Small Nations Weightlifting Olympics In San Marino this weekend. That’s the first time since 1989 that Iceland wins this tournament. It is a team competition wh...

Iceland’s National Weightlifting teams comes in first in San Marino

23.04.2017 - icenewsis: Iceland’s man and women’s team in National Weightlifting took first place with at the European Small Nations Weightlifting Olympics In San Marino this weekend. That’s the first time since 1989 that Iceland wins this tournament. It is a team competition wh...

Unicorn in a flock of sheep

23.04.2017 - icenewsis: The family in Hraunkot farm had almost forgotten about the lamb with the peculiar horns, born last spring and left with its mother to the mountains to graze. A part of their flock has been in the mountains since then and when herders went to look for them...

More rape last year than ever ?– A heart breaking record set in Iceland

22.04.2017 - icenewsis:   The emergency ward of Landspitalinn, University Hospital of Iceland has never received as many causalities of rape seeking help as last year according to RUV’s report. The administrator of the ward told reporter that the assaults are increasingly s...

A dictionary for immigrants by young pioneers

18.04.2017 - icenewsis: Brothers Mohamed Kouwatli and Yossed Kouatli are working on a dictionary meant to help immigrants in Iceland and the local population better understand one another. The brothers are Syrian refugees that settled in Iceland three years ago. The book is due ...

Puffins are arriving in the Westman Islands

17.04.2017 - icenewsis: The first puffins arrived in the Westman Islands yesterday as far as vigilant birdwatchers can tell. The birds are gathering at their breeding grounds and late last night a considerable number of them had already landed. The beloved puffin is no less harb...

STORM WARNING ?– Easter storm in Iceland

16.04.2017 - icenewsis: A storm is expected in the south tomorrow, 17 April, from Vik in the south to Snaefellsnes peninsula in the West, including Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes peninsulas as well as the highlands. With very bad travel conditions in this area the police and the Ice...

STORM WARNING ?– Ester storm in Iceland

16.04.2017 - icenewsis: A storm is expected in the south tomorrow, 17 April, from Vik in the south to Snaefellsnes peninsula in the West, including Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes peninsulas as well as the highlands. With very bad travel conditions in this area the police and the Ice...

Ravens hatching on a the roof of a hardware store on live TV (link)

13.04.2017 - icenewsis: An unusual opportunity has presented itself to bird lovers in the town of Selfoss south of Reykjavik. namely to observe a raven couple hatching their eggs on a live online broadcast. The couple choose the edge of the roof of a hardware store in town calle...

Still winter in Iceland ?– Possible northern lights on Good Friday (Video)

12.04.2017 - icenewsis: The winter doesn’t seem to want to let go of Iceland just yet. The Easter week will have snow, there will be northerly wind, 5-8 meters and temteratures just over zero and below during the night. Tomorrow will see snow around most of the country and it’s ...

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