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mbl.is,  19 January 2018 8:07 PM
 An epic race beneath the Northern Lights
More than 800 athletes from 35 countries faced 60 mile-per-hour winds, downpours, sleet, snow, below freezing temperatures and darkness. Iceland Travel and Icon.is recently organised an incredible race in Iceland to test the strength and endurance of over 800 contestants from 35 different countries. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 January 2018 4:08 PM
110 Metre Tower For Reykjavík Harbour Not In The Works, City Official Says
Plans to raise an enormous tower right on the water at Reykjavík Harbour have not received any official greenlight, a... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 January 2018 4:04 PM
Video Premiere: Kira Kira’s ‘Pioneer Of Love’ Reaches For The Top
Wading through the thick snow, musician Kira Kira steadily ascends icy cliffs in the music video for her single “Pioneer... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 January 2018 1:35 PM
Cops In Iceland Regularly Called To Deal With Spying Drones
A man swatted and destroyed a drone he discovered hovering just outside his living room window last night, and police... more

Iceland Review,  19 January 2018 12:30 PM
French Fry Toll Not Unconstitutional
The Icelandic Supreme Court ruled today that a 76% toll on imported French Fries is not unconstitutional. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 January 2018 11:59 AM
Sónar Pinging: Underworld, Ben Frost, Lindstrøm, TOKiMONSTA Announced
Sónar Reykjavík have added a raft of new names to their 2018 lineup. The biggest is iconic UK duo Underworld,... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 January 2018 11:47 AM
Cold But Beautiful Weather This Weekend
It may get down to -10°C or lower, but clear skies and low winds spell a gorgeous weekend ahead. According... more

Iceland Review,  19 January 2018 11:30 AM
Police Seized Almost Forty-Two Kilos of Hard Drugs at Airport Last Year
Almost 42 kilos of hard drugs were seized at Keflavík airport last year. more

mbl.is,  19 January 2018 10:34 AM
"We never received an apology from anyone"
A photograph of Michael Boyd, to the left, his wife Shelagh Donovan who died in the accident, and their family. Michael Boyd, the widower of Shelagh Donovan who lost her life in a terrible accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in 2015 when an amphibious vehicle ran her over, says nobody apologized to him or his family for all this time. more

Iceland Review,  19 January 2018 10:15 AM
Four-Year Ban for Two Members of Iceland's National Hockey Team
Two members of Iceland’s men's national hockey team will have been banned from competing for four years. more

Iceland Review,  19 January 2018 9:00 AM
Increase to Airport Shuttle Fares May Be On the Horizon
Bus fares between Reykjavík and the Keflavík airport could increase by as much as 25% in the coming months. more

mbl.is,  18 January 2018 4:18 PM
Iceland's darkest hours photographed for The Guardian
A parking lot at Bauhaus, a hardware store just outside Reykjavik. An interesting photo series shot by Stuart Richardson for British newspaper The Guardian features images of the almost constant darkness in the middle of the Icelandic winter. more

Iceland Review,  18 January 2018 2:35 PM
Police Close “Viking” Shop Chain
Police closed three shops belonging to “The Viking” chain yesterday. more

Iceland Review,  18 January 2018 1:53 PM
Police Investigate Tourist Death
Police are investigating the death of a French tourist whose body was found by search and rescue teams in South Iceland yesterday. more

Iceland Review,  18 January 2018 1:14 PM
Ísafjörður Residents Believe Cruise Ships Too Many
Over 60 percent of residents in Ísafjörður and the surrounding area of the West Fjords believe too many cruise ships dock in the town. more

mbl.is,  18 January 2018 1:11 PM
X-ray of man who tried to smuggle one kilo of cocaine into Iceland
An X-ray showing the man's intentestines and stomach carrying a kilo of cocaine. The Reykjanes police department, in the region of Keflavik International Airport, seized just over 42 kilos of hard drugs in 46 drug smuggling cases in 2017. One man tried to smuggle one kilo of cocaine internally. more

Iceland Review,  18 January 2018 12:02 PM
Iceland Re-enters Top 20 in FIFA Ranking
The Iceland Men’s and Women’s National Football Teams are both number 20 on the newest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking lists. more

mbl.is,  18 January 2018 11:50 AM
Tourist found dead yesterday was French
Sandfell is seen here at the middle of the photograph. South Iceland police are now investigating the death of a French tourist who was found dead on a steep slope at Sandfell in Öræfi yesterday. It is not believed that the death is suspicious. more

Iceland Review,  18 January 2018 11:16 AM
Reykjavík Housing Market Stabilizing
The time of sharp real estate market growth in Reykjavík is over, according to a report released yesterday by Landsbankinn bank. more

mbl.is,  18 January 2018 11:05 AM
Sólheimasandur death: Tourist died from hypothermia
The Douglas Dakota DC-3 C 117 plane wreck at Sólheimasandur, a popular tourist attraction. The American tourist found dead in Sólheimasandur at the end of October died of hypothermia. The man's car had been found empty at the famous Sólheimasandur plane wreck and search parties were called out. more

mbl.is,  18 January 2018 10:12 AM
Earthquake in Öræfajökull last night
The last eruption in Öræfajökull occured in 1727. An earthquake measuring 3.2 occurred at 02:14 AM in the North Eastern part of Öræfajökull volcano. There are no signs of an eruption according to the Iceland Met Office. more

mbl.is,  17 January 2018 5:00 PM
A ceremonial cacao centre opens in central Reykjavik
Tinna Sverrisdóttir and Lára Rúnarsdóttir at Andagift, a new centre for cacao ceremonies and kundalini yoga in Reykjavik. Andagift is a new centre for yoga, medititation and cacao ceremonies which has just opened on Rauðarárstígur 1, across from the Hlemmur food halls. According to the two women who run it, it's a sacred space that offers diverse spiritual practices, sound healing, deep relaxation, meditation and cacao ceremonies. more

Iceland Review,  17 January 2018 2:19 PM
President and First Lady Visit Sweden
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid are on their first official visit to His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden. more

mbl.is,  17 January 2018 2:07 PM
Tourist found dead in South East Iceland
Öræfi in South East Iceland. A man was found dead at Sandfell in Öræfi, South East Iceland at noon today. SAR teams had been searching for the man when local police were suspicious of an abandoned rental car parked at a parking lot near Sandfell for some time. more

mbl.is,  17 January 2018 1:16 PM
Popularity of licorice in Iceland a health hazard?
Licorice is hugely popular in Iceland and has become a hip ingredient in all kinds of foods. "It's worrying that licorice is everywhere now in Iceland. You can hardly go out to eat without licorice being in the sauce on the lamb, in the dessert or even in your beer," says a professor and specialist in endocrinous and metabolic diseases Helga Ágústa Sigurjónsdóttir. more

mbl.is,  17 January 2018 10:49 AM
British Airways respond to story about tourist arrested for wearing too many clothes at Iceland Airport
Ryan Carney Williams otherwise known as Ryan Hawaii wore eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts to avoid luggage fees. Airline British Airways have sent us a response to the criticism by passenger Ryan Hawaii who was barred from boarding his British Airways flight at Keflavik International Airport for putting all his clothes on to escape luggage fees. more

mbl.is,  16 January 2018 2:37 PM
Reykjavik tap water safe for consumption
Tap water in Reykjavik is safe for consumption. Health authorities in Iceland have issued a statement saying that water in Reykjavik is deemed safe for consumption. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  22 December 2017 1:28 PM
Monitoring Öræfajökull – update 22. Dec. 2017
Real-time surveillance around Öræfajökull has been improved in the last month to better monitor the seismicity and the release of geothermal water from the caldera.more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  20 November 2017 9:33 AM
Monitoring Öræfajökull
Scientists from IMO, the Earth Sciences Institute of the University of Iceland and a representative of the Icelandic Civil Protection Authority flew over Öræfajökull Saturday 18 November to assess ice-surface changes in the volcano's caldera. They have been meeting over the weekend to analyse recent measurements and assess the situation.more

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