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News from Iceland,  19 November 2017 11:34 AM
Uncertainty about course of events at Öræfajökull volcano
Öræfajökull glacier. Although it's clear that there's a lot of geothermal heat underneath the Öræfajökull cauldron there are no signs of an iminent eruption. Scientists are however, uncertain as to what exactly is going on. more

Iceland Review,  18 November 2017 7:02 PM
Missing Fisherman To Be Replaced By New Artwork
The Ministry of Industries and Innovation has partnered up with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists to arrange a competition for a new artwork to grace the Fishing Industry building‘s wall in Reykjavík. more

Iceland Review,  18 November 2017 6:55 PM
Reykjavík Relinquishes 3.000 Hectares To Kópavogur
The Icelandic Supreme Court has ruled that a roughly 8.000-hectare area, including Bláfjöll, Þríhnúkar, Vífilsfell and Sandskeið, belong to the town of Kópavogur. more

Iceland Review,  18 November 2017 6:30 PM
Öræfajökull Volcano Possibly Awakening
Recent satellite images reveal that a new, one-kilometre wide caldera has emerged in Öræfajökull glacier, South Iceland, following increased geothermal activity in the area. more,  18 November 2017 1:00 AM
Yellow alert put up for Öræfajökull volcano
The new caldera can be seen clearly on this image. A new caldera, measuring a diameter of one kilometres has been formed in this last week in Öræfajökull glacier, a caldera spotted via satellite images of the glacier. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  17 November 2017 8:53 PM
A new ice-cauldron in Öræfajökull volcano
New satellite images of Öræfajökull volcano shows that a new ice-cauldron has formed within the caldera in the last week. It seems that geothermal water has been slowly released from underneath the cauldron to the glacial river of the Kvíárjökull outlet-glacier.more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 November 2017 5:09 PM
Hallgrímskirkja Raking In The Millions
The most iconic building in Reykjavík, Hallgrímskirkja, has seen it’s income from entry fees to its tower increase eightfold in... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 November 2017 3:28 PM
Ólafur Arnalds Goes To Space Searching For Aliens
Stardate November 17 2017, musician Ólafur Arnalds has just sent his composition “Stratus 1” to the planet GJ273b. The planet... more,  17 November 2017 3:00 PM
Iceland's volcanoes may be getting ready to blow
The eruption in Holuhraun in 2014-15 According to Páll Einarsson, geophysicist at the geological science department of the University of Iceland believes that there are evident signs that some of Iceland's most famous volcanoes are becoming unrestful. more

Iceland Review,  17 November 2017 2:31 PM
Reykjavík’s Oldest Public Pool Reopens in December
Sundhöllin, the oldest public bath in Iceland, will be open to visitors in December after lengthy renovations. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 November 2017 1:35 PM
Dogs of Reykjavík
It’s wintertime in Reykjavík! How are our furry friends doing in the cold? We spent some time in the city... more

Iceland Review,  17 November 2017 12:41 PM
University of Iceland Joins Harvard, MIT in Offering Free Online Courses
The University of Iceland officially confirms their participation tomorrow in an international network offering free online courses to the public. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 November 2017 12:21 PM
Elections ’17: Iceland’s Next Government Taking Shape Amidst Uncertainty
As the three parties who may form Iceland’s next government try to hammer out a joint platform, it is still... more

Iceland Review,  17 November 2017 11:14 AM
Hallgrímskirkja Profits from Tower
The earnings from admission to Hallgrímskirkja church’s tower amounted to ISK 238 million last year, resulting in an overall profit for the church. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 November 2017 10:27 AM
Björk Releases 47 Minute Mixtape Including New Material
As the release of Björk’s much-anticipated new album ‘Utopia’ draws nearer, another glimpse of the record has been revealed as... more,  16 November 2017 6:07 PM
Enchanted by the silence in Icelandic nature
Laiz is working on a photography book on Icelandic horses. Argentinian photographer Guadalupe Laiz is enhanted by Ieland and has visited the country three times. It's mainly the Icelandic horse and the silence in Icelandic nature that has drawn her to Iceland but this autumn she undertook something quite different. more

Iceland Review,  16 November 2017 4:34 PM
Authors Awarded On Icelandic Language Day
Author Vigdís Grímsdóttir was today awarded the annual Jónas Hallgrímsson Award for her novel, Vaknaðu Þyrnirós, with actor Gunnar Helgason receiving acknowledgement for his contribution to the support of Icelandic. more

Iceland Review,  16 November 2017 4:01 PM
Iconic Reykjavík Building Demolished
The building at Lækjargata 12, in central Reykjavík, is currently under demolition. more,  16 November 2017 3:54 PM
Lots of accidents in Reykavik due to icy paths and streets
There's lots of precarious icing on streets and pavements this week. The head of the ER at the National University Hospital in Iceland says that an unusual amount of accidents occurred due to people falling on ice. more

Iceland Review,  16 November 2017 1:26 PM
Reykjavík's Old Harbour Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
Today marks 100 years since Reykjavík Old Harbour was officially put into service. more

Iceland Review,  16 November 2017 12:55 PM
Web Host Breakdown Impacts Icelandic Businesses
Web hosting company 1984 Ltd. experienced a system breakdown yesterday, affecting thousands of individual Icelanders and many businesses who rely on their services. more,  16 November 2017 11:37 AM
Coalition talks going well
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson. Morgunblaðið reports that according to its sources, there have been no setbacks in the coalition talks between the Left Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party. more,  16 November 2017 9:44 AM
Heavy snow showers in Reykjavik today
Winter is here to stay, says the Iceland Met Office. This morning, heavy dark snow showers are expected in the capital area and people are warned that driving could get difficult and traffic heavy as a result. more,  15 November 2017 5:24 PM
Enjoy a silence meal at the Nordic House
A meal conducted in silence hosted by Finnish artist Nina Bachman. The Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by the Finnish artist Nina Backman and takes place on November 19-21st. more,  15 November 2017 2:03 PM
2.500 Brits fly direct to Akureyri
The music hall at the centre of Akureyri. British travel agency Super Break has organised chartered flights between Britain and Akureyri in North Iceland. more,  15 November 2017 11:05 AM
People urged to follow weather forecast closely over next few days
The wind forecast for Thursday night. A north easterly wind is expected tomorrow night but wind speeds vary depending on forecast stations. The Iceland Met Office urges anyone travelling around East Iceland to follow the forecast closely. more,  15 November 2017 9:24 AM
American Airlines to offer direct service to Iceland
American Airlines will add direct service to Iceland in summer of 2018. American Airlines will add direct service to Iceland in the summer of 2018. more,  14 November 2017 10:47 AM
Coalition talks go ahead- and unrest ensues within Left Green Movement
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left Green Movement, Bjarni Benediktsson, current Prime Minister and leader of the Independence Party and Sigurður Ingi Jóhanesson, leader of the Progressive Party. Nine MP's out of eleven in the Left Green Movement voted "yes" to going forward with coalition talks with the Independence Party and the Progressive Party. Two MP's voted against. Dozens of people have now resigned from the party. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  03 November 2017 6:16 PM
New seismic stations installed around Öræfajökull
Due to the recent increase in seismic activity around Öræfajökull, the monitoring level of the volcano has been potentiated. Since the end of October, three new seismic stations are streaming data into the monitoring system at IMO headquarter improving IMO's capability to detect and locate earthquakes in the area. This additional installation results in a much larger number of earthquakes of small size detected on a daily basis, and also improves the estimate of earthquakes spatial locations and their magnitudes.more news
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