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Fish from China sold under ?“Icelandic Seafood?” brand

14.09.2017 - icenewsis: According to Vísir.is, a lot of fish sold under the Icelandic Seafood brand name is not Icelandic. Some of the products, like tilapia, come from China. The company, Icelandic, which owns the brand Icelandic Seafood is owned by The Iceland Enterprise Inves...

Former president of United Silicon accused of embezzling up to 500 million ISK

12.09.2017 - icenewsis: Magnús ?“lafur Garðarsson, founder and former president of United Silicon, a silicon production plant in Iceland, has been charged with embezzlement. It’s believed that while working for the company, and even after quitting, Magnús embezzled up to 500 mill...

Young woman does a ?“handstand walk?” around Iceland

28.08.2017 - icenewsis: For the next few days, Margrét Hulda Karlsdóttir, a 27-year-old Icelander is going to do a handstand walk in selected areas around the country. By doing it, she wants to raise awareness for the poor situation at the Landspítali hospital psychiatric ward, ...

Horse naming committee rejects the name ?“Mósan?”

25.08.2017 - icenewsis: Recently, the International Federation of Icelandic Horse Association (FEIF) passed a new law stating that Icelandic horses may not be named any name not registered in the WorldFeng database. If a horse owner wants to name the horse something else, their ...

Reykjavik Excursions in collaboration with TripAdvisor announce the ?“Unleash Iceland?” campaign

18.08.2017 - icenewsis: According to eNewsWire, Reykjavik Excursions, a leading bus company in Iceland, has partnered with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, in a unique campaign called ?“Unleash Iceland?”. Nicole Brown, senior director of Brand Partnerships at TripA...

There’s a long line to get into prison in Iceland ?– up to 5 years waiting time

15.08.2017 - icenewsis: 560 people are waiting to go to prison in Iceland after being convicted of crimes. If more than 5 years pass after sentencing without people going to prison, the sentence becomes invalid and they don’t need to serve time. According to RÚV, so far th...

Dozens of scouts quarantined in Iceland due to suspected norovirus

11.08.2017 - icenewsis: Last night, paramedics in South Iceland were busy transporting dozens of sick scouts to Hveragerði elementary school, which was turned into an emergency shelter and quarantine zone. Doctors suspect a norovirus infection, often called “winter vomitin...

Contrary to popular belief, Iceland’s volcanoes are relatively quiet right now

03.08.2017 - icenewsis: Iceland is a very geologically active country, there’s no question about it. There are frequent earthquake swarms, large earthquakes (over 3 on the Richter scale) and glacial floods. People find it very exciting and many of the volcano enthusiasts like to...

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