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On top of the world ?– Icelandic woman reaches Everest’s peak

21.05.2017 - icenewsis: Vilborg Arna Gissurardottir became the seventh Icelander to reach the top of Mount Everest at a quarter passed 3 am last night. Gissuardottir thereby asserted herself amongst the very few Icelandic mountaineers that have reached the peak and on top of tha...

Advertisement from tour guides damaging Iceland

15.05.2017 - icenewsis: The travel industry in Iceland has a great responsibility when it comes to protecting the fragile nature of the volcanic island. Regrettably they don’t always realize that and are not held accountable. Adrés Arnaldsson project manager with The Soil Conser...

Eurovision Semi-Finals ?– Svala didn’t make it to the finals on Saturday

10.05.2017 - icenewsis: Yesterday evening the semi-finals were held and ten songs were elected to compete in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest this coming Saturday. Svala and her team performed her song Paper and gave a great performance according to many disappointed fa...

Roads made from recycled plastic may be the thing to come in Iceland (VIDEO)

27.04.2017 - icenewsis: The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has funded preliminary research into roads made from recycled plastic waist instead of conventional asphalt. The preliminary results are positive. Roads made out of recycled plastic waist have already been dev...

A family pet killed on arrival in Iceland

27.04.2017 - icenewsis: There has been harsh criticism on the conduct of The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority MAST, since a family pet, a cat traveling with a Swiss couple was put to death after being confiscated by police from the pair’s camper last week. The people arri...

Trolls trolling Venice ?– Ugh and Bõögâr along with artist Egill Sæbjörnsson represent Iceland at the Venice Bienale

27.04.2017 - icenewsis: The Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has employed to two fictional trolls to stage his exhibition in Iceland’s pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Ugh and Bõögâr, the two trolls turned artists took over the creation of the Icelandic Pavilion from arti...

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...

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