News from Iceland

Iceland Review,   20 April 2024 5:55 PM
One School, 25 Nationalities
Iceland is host to people from all over the world, and in few places is that more evident than the primary school Grundaskóli, in Akranes, West Iceland. Multicultural days This school is comprised of 700 students and 160 employees. Vísir reports that the school celebrates that diverse nature of its student body, having recently held […] more,   20 April 2024 1:58 PM
Sometimes it is difficult to go to sleep
Sara Barsotti is a volcanologist and the volcanic hazard coordinatior at the Icelandic Met Office. “It was heavy and strange. I don’t have the number of meetings that were held,” says Sara Barsotti, the volcanic hazard coordinator at the Icelandic Met Office, about the atmosphere at the workplace the day Grindavík had to be evacuated, on November 10. more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       19 April 2024 4:35 PM

Every Friday, the classic cinema Bíó Paradís offers a selection of great classic movies, as part of their special Föstudagspartísýningum - Friday-Night-Party-Screenings.
Coming up on future Fridays are Jaws, Anchorman, The Birdcage, Boogie Nights, and many more.
Darren met with Óli Hjörtur Ólafsson and Ása Baldursdóttir, […] more

Work is being done to be able to open access for people who want to see the eruption from a safe place. The Icelandic Tourist Board leads a workgroup that has the task of preparing facilities for those who want to view the volcanic eruption in Sundhnúkagígar crater row, where one crater is erupting. more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       19 April 2024 1:55 PM
High pressure from Greenland caused a cold start to April

The first part of April was the coldest in Iceland since 2000. In Reykjavík, only 2006 was colder. It was the warmest in the south of the country, writes meteorologist Trausti Jónsson on his blog.

Same story every year

Meteorologist Óli Þór Árnason says that just before Easter, the wind changed and started blowing from the north, over Greenland, where there was […] more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       19 April 2024 1:22 PM
Work on opening eruption site to visitors

A steering group has been established to consider making the eruption site available to visitors. Police and rescue teams in the area have other tasks and would not be able to ensure safety if access were unrestricted. Entrusting supervision to another institution is being considered.

Area closed from the beginning

The fourth eruption at Sundhnúksgígar began on March 16, and since then, the entire area has […] more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       19 April 2024 11:31 AM
On one measure, inflation is 5.1%

Inflation in Iceland is about twice the average rate seen in the whole European Economic Area, according to the harmonised index of consumer prices.
Inflation was 2.6% in all of the EEA last month, but 5.1% in Iceland.
Inflation has nonetheless been on the decline in recent times, having hit 8.8% in Iceland in February last year, and 11.5% in October 2022.
This inflation measurement is carried out in a different way than the traditional […] more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       19 April 2024 11:17 AM
Icelandic Pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale, the world's largest art event, is being held for the 60th time this year.
The Icelandic Pavilion has just opened, was opened today, where Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir is showing the work That’s a Very Large Number – A Commerzbau.
"The exhibition is based on my concerns, which is to be a person who wakes up every single […] more