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Iceland crowdsourced constitution tour film looks for Scottish funding

01.08.2015 - icenewsis: A documentary that looks at how Iceland’s constitution was redrafted in 2009 is seeking out funding so it can continue its tour. Blueberry Soup has completed the North American leg of its tour, and is now aiming to raise the required £20,000 in order to c...

Climate change documentary seeks Icelandic footage

31.07.2015 - icenewsis: A documentary project that highlights the love people have for their environment and their concerns about how seriously climate change could affect Europe is hoping to receive more video entrants from Iceland. The film, which is being made for the French-...

Swamp football tournament to stage in Iceland

31.07.2015 - icenewsis: More than two dozen teams have signed up to compete in the swamp soccer tournament in Iceland this weekend. With the World Championship in Swamp Soccer set to stage in Isafjordur over the weekend, 28 teams have already signed up. The dirtier than dirty ve...

Iceland: Geologists warn against flying over Hekla

31.07.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic geologists have warned that passenger planes should avoid flying over the volcano Hekla as an eruption could result in tragic circumstances. Up to 30 passenger jets fly directly over the Hekla – Iceland’s most active volcano, which erupts around...

Iceland: Investigation into thousands of sheep deaths

30.07.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic farmers are unable to explain why the number of sheep that died during the spring months was significantly higher that what is normally experienced. Around 5,000 sheep died during the period, with the western and northern regions hit hardest, an...

Segolene Royal to witness signing between geothermal clusters in Iceland and France

29.07.2015 - icenewsis: Mme Segolene Royal the minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy in the government of France is on an official visit in Iceland during the days of 27 – 29 July 2015 upon the invitation of Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson an...

Arrests up but crime down in Reykjavik

29.07.2015 - icenewsis: The crime rate in and around Reykjavik fell in 2014, with only one murder committed in the capital, while the number of arrests rose, according to the Metropolitan Police’s annual report. In total last year, the police made 4,526 arrests (2,661 people), o...

Icelandic women march in SlutWalk

29.07.2015 - icenewsis: Women in Iceland took to the streets of the capital Reykjavik on Saturday to take part in the annual SlutWalk against sexual violence and call for a judicial system that punishes such crimes in an appropriate way. The positive way women are treated in the...

Icelandic beer heads to London

26.07.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic brewery Borg is to appear at the London Beer Carnival for the first time this October. A number of renowned international breweries will also be present in the British capital, including Prairie Artisan Ales from Oklahoma, New York’s Evil Twin, ...

Heavy rainfall at Dettifoss waterfall a concern for visitors

25.07.2015 - icenewsis: Relentless rainfall at Iceland’s Dettifoss waterfall has washed the sand off walking paths, leaving a slippery surface that is potentially hazardous for visitors. The scenic waterfall in the northern Vatnajokull National Park is one of Iceland’s most popu...

Iceland unemployment falls to 80-month low

24.07.2015 - icenewsis: The jobless rate in Iceland dropped for the second consecutive month in June to hit an 80-month low, revealed the latest figures from Statistics Iceland. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 4.4 per cent in May to 3.2 per cent in June t...

Minister criticised for pooing tourists

24.07.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s former foreign minister has blasted the country’s Ministry for Industry and Trade for failing to develop tourist locations. Össur Skarphéðinsson said that in two and a half years, the minister for trade and industry Ragnheiður Elin Árnadóttir ha...

London Venture Partners invests in Icelandic game studio Klang Games

24.07.2015 - icenewsis: It has been announced that leading VC in games, London Venture Partners (LVP), has signed an investment agreement with Klang Games, an independent game development studio founded by three Icelanders. The agreement, which was officially signed on Friday 26...

Icelandic Facebook selfie 600 hundred years old

23.07.2015 - icenewsis: An Icelandic selfie uploaded to Facebook has turned out to be six centuries old and, unsurprisingly, thought to be the oldest selfie from the North Atlantic nation. The Officialis of the bishop at Holar cathedral in the north of the country, Ari Thorbjarn...

Iceland: Colder summer weather leads to more whales

22.07.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland is experiencing an unusually colder summer than normal, with the country’s Met Office forecasting that things are going to remain chilly for the foreseeable future, particularly in the northern town of Akureyri. The average temperature across July...

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