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Iceland is the best place to be gay

27.05.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland has been ranked number one on the Gay Happiness Index, scoring 79 out of a possible 100, while Uganda is bottom of the pile. PlanetRomeo, a gay dating network, ranked nations of three criteria: life satisfaction, public behaviour and public opinio...

Mammut release first track in English

27.05.2015 - icenewsis: Indie rock band Mammut have been one of Iceland’s most popular band for some time now, but now they are looking to make greater waves internationally after releasing their first single in English, Blood Burst. They first grabbed the attention of music lov...

Icelandic artist uses penis to paint portraits

24.05.2015 - icenewsis: An Icelandic artist has come up with a bizarre way to paint portraits – he uses his penis as a substitute for the more traditional brush. Axel Valur Davíðsson Diego is a man with a talent, and that talent happens to be his manhood. And unsurprisingl...

Protests over Iceland’s whale meat shipment to Japan

23.05.2015 - icenewsis: Environmentalists are protesting an Icelandic whaling company’s shipment of fin whale meat to Japan, insisting that it goes against international conservation regulations. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said the company in question, Hval...

Of Monsters and Men release new video

23.05.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic indie folksters Of Monsters and Men have released the video for their latest hit, Crystals, from their forthcoming album, Beneath the Skin. The band’s highly anticipated second album is due to hit the shelves on 9 June, with the band seeking to ...

Iceland: World’s largest manmade cave opened

20.05.2015 - icenewsis: Tourists in Iceland will now have the opportunity to step inside the world’s largest manmade cave, after work on the feature on the Langjokull glacier was finally completed. Langjokull is among the world’s largest glaciers, and now travel operators are of...

Icelanders looking for 50% pay rise

20.05.2015 - icenewsis: About one-third of Iceland’s workforce are demanding to receive pay rises of as much as 50 per cent, in a move that threatens to have major consequences on the country’s recovering economy at a time when lawmakers are edging closer towards finally removin...

Iceland: 24-hour lamb-athon aired on TV

20.05.2015 - icenewsis: Imitating its Nordic neighbour Norway, Iceland has aired its own “slow television” show, with national public broadcaster RUV airing 24 hours of lambing. RUV gave viewers the chance to watch sheep welcome their new arrivals at a farm in the country’s nort...

Iceland’s central bank likely to increase interest rates

19.05.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland’s central bank has said that it is likely to raise interest rates in June because of higher inflation forecasts and increasing demand, on the back of holding its seven-day deposit rate at 4.5 per cent. The last time the central bank altered rates ...

Reykjavik Arts Festival 2015 underway

19.05.2015 - icenewsis: The 29th Reykjavik Arts Festival kicked off on 13 May, with this year’s edition being entitled First Part and focused on women’s creativity. Dance group Bandaloop delivered the opening performance of the event, which will run until 7 June, with dancers sc...

Plus-Size US model bares all for Icelandic magazine

14.05.2015 - icenewsis: Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Ashley Graham has posed nude alongside other models for Glamour Iceland magazine. The issue, which went on sale on 8 May, features ALDA models Graham, Julie Henderson, Danielle Redman, Inga Eiriksdottir and Marquita Pring...




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