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Iceland’s women marathon runners can outrun America’s men

25.04.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland has been named as the world’s most dominant country when it comes to running a marathon, while the average female marathoners can outpace their US male counterparts, according to a new study. When it comes to the quickest average marathon time, it...

Progressive Party member: EU membership referendum ‘unlikely’

24.04.2015 - icenewsis: A referendum on whether Iceland should join the European Union (EU) is unlikely to take place, according to Progressive Party member Karl Gardarsson. Iceland initially submitted its application to join the EU back in 2009 on the back of the onset of its f...

Annual Icelandic-American conference focusses on Arctic opportunities

24.04.2015 - icenewsis: The annual Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) conference will see public and private sector figures from Iceland, the US, Canada and Greenland come together and discuss potential business development and operations opportunities in the Arctic, ...

Nina Kraviz heads to Iceland to promote TPNN label

22.04.2015 - icenewsis: Russian DJ Nina Kraviz will appear in Iceland on 15 May when she hosts a special record label party for TPNN in the capital Reykjavik. Kraviz will be joined at the event, which will take place at the city’s Paloma venue, by British DJ Blawan and TPNN arti...

Iceland looks to future with AIIB membership

21.04.2015 - icenewsis: Iceland can look forward to future opportunities after announcing that it is to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said one of the country’s senior officials. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Economics and F...

Significant rise in Iceland’s usage of renewable transport fuels

20.04.2015 - icenewsis: The proportion of renewable energy Iceland is using in its fuel consumption in transport has risen tenfold since 2010, revealed recent data. The report, based on the development of energy transition in transportation, was released by the Ministry of Indus...

Legal strike leads to Iceland Eurovision concerns

18.04.2015 - icenewsis: With the Eurovision Song Contest fast approaching, Icelandic fans of the annual event have been given cause for concern because an ongoing legal strike has left the country’s participation in doubt. Reykjavik District Council workers have long since overs...

Reykjavik mayor wants Bjork exhibition reconstructed in Iceland

17.04.2015 - icenewsis: Despite the bad reviews the Bjork exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) has received, Reykjavik mayor Dagur Bergthoruson Eggertsson would love the show to come to the Icelandic capital. The city’s director of information Bjarni Brynjolfsso...

Edmonton’s Taste of Iceland festival kicks off

16.04.2015 - icenewsis: The Canadian city of Edmonton has held the Taste of Iceland festival for the second successive year after the popularity of its inaugural edition. The event was held from 9-12 April at a number of venues across the Albertan city, showcasing Icelandic food...

Snowden could be granted Icelandic citizenship

16.04.2015 - icenewsis: Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is currently based in Moscow, could be offered Icelandic citizenship, according to recent reports. The ex-NSA contractor, who shot to worldwide fame when he began leaking classified information about the US government, fl...

Bjork puts Icelandic residence up for sale

15.04.2015 - icenewsis: Musician Bjork is selling her two-bedroom summer home in her native Iceland, giving fans the chance of gaining a true insight to her life. The lakeside wooden residence, located in Selfoss at the very south of the North Atlantic island nation, has been he...

Iceland tourism booming because of blockbuster Hollywood movies

14.04.2015 - icenewsis: The North Atlantic nation of Iceland has seen an incredible rise in the number of tourists visiting its shores, and it is as much as a result of the number of Hollywood movies and TV shows being filmed there as it is to the spectacular scenery on show. Ev...




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