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Icelandic atheist society mocks National Church

01.03.2015 - icenewsis: The Icelandic atheist organisation Vantru has joked that it is to register all newborn children in the country as members. In a satirical statement to highlight the flaws of the National Church, the atheist society revealed that everyone would be a member...

Iceland: Cannabis ice cream experimenters wind up naked outside and seeking medical help

28.02.2015 - icenewsis: An Icelandic couple who thought they would try out a special recipe of cannabis ice cream ended up making fools of themselves, with one running around naked outside and the other calling the police after becoming concerned about the state of their mental ...

Life in a Fishbowl wins Iceland’s Oscars

27.02.2015 - icenewsis: Baldvin Zophoniasson’s Life in a Fishbowl claimed an incredible 12 prizes at Iceland’s Edda awards on Saturday night. The annual ceremony, Iceland’s equivalent of the Oscars, was held at the Harpa concert hall in the capital Reykjavik and hosted by the Ic...

Portland brewers heading to Iceland beer festival

25.02.2015 - icenewsis: Representatives from two breweries in the northwestern US city of Portland will be present at this year’s Icelandic Beer Festival in a bid to show residents of the North Atlantic island what they have to offer. Hopworks Urban Brewery and Breakside Brewery...

Bjork releases ‘Blake Lake’ trailer in lead up to MoMA exhibition

23.02.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic musician Bjork, who is to be recognised at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective exhibition Bjork between March and June, has shared a trailer for the feature’s main attraction, Black Lake. Black Lake, described by Rolling Stone as a...

Iceland FA re-elects Thorsteinsson for fifth term

22.02.2015 - icenewsis: The Football Association of Iceland (KSI) has re-elected Geir Thorsteinsson as its president after the success of the island nation’s football team in recent years. Thorsteinsson, who will be serving his fifth two-year term, said his main aim was to overs...

Iceland selects Maria Olafsdottir for Eurovision

20.02.2015 - icenewsis: Maria Olafsdottir is to represent Iceland in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna after winning the country’s national selection competition, Songvakeppnin. Following two semi-finals, each featuring six acts, and a tense final, voters plumped for th...

Kaupthing bankers jailed for fraud in Iceland

20.02.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s Supreme Court has rejected appeals by four Kaupthing executives and upheld their prison sentences for their part in the country’s 2008 financial crisis. The bank executives have been handed the heaviest ever sentences for financial fraud in the ...

Mother to trek Iceland to raise funds for rare heart condition

17.02.2015 - icenewsis: A mother is to trek across Iceland’s volcanic and snowy terrain in order to raise funds for a rare heart condition that her daughter suffers from. Thirty-eight-year-old Sarah Kralj-Durkin and her friend Julie Rhodes are to trek 83kms across the scenic but...

Volcanic eruption in Holuhraun ongoing

17.02.2015 - icenewsis: The Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection has released the latest facts about the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun: The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues. The eruption is still strong although it continues to diminish. Seismic a...

Icelandic canyon carved by brutal floods

17.02.2015 - icenewsis: One of Iceland’s biggest canyons was created by three devastating floods that occurred thousands of years apart, geologists have learnt. The 280-kilometre long, 100-metre deep Jokulsargljufur canyon houses the most powerful waterfall in Europe and is a ma...




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