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mbl.is,  20 September 2017 5:54 PM
An old downtown cinema is transformed into exhibition for tourists
Austurbæjarbíó, an old cinema on Snorrabraut is now an exhibition space. Austurbæjarbíó, or the East Reykjavik cinema on Snorrabraut has now been turned into an exhibition space for "Tales of Iceland," an exhibition on Icelandic history, nature and society. more

Iceland Review,  20 September 2017 4:40 PM
Nearly 200 Shipments of Melatonin From United States Stopped
Icelandic customs officers have stopped 199 shipments of melatonin, ordered from the United States. 88 of those shipments were shipped between June and August this year. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 September 2017 4:21 PM
Man Thai Bistro: The Rookie of the “Thai Triangle”
The Hlemmur area in downtown Reykjavík has for recent years been the supreme destination of Thai food lovers. It has... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 September 2017 4:15 PM
Of Black Sands And Fiery Glaciers: Getting Lost In Skaftafell
For all the beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes Iceland has to offer, sometimes driving through flat wastes of sand and... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 September 2017 4:08 PM
Don’t Ask Nanna: About Restaurant Etiquette
Hi Nanna, OK, I was out with friends for dinner at Gandhi and while we were eating I put on... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 September 2017 4:03 PM
Grapevine Playlist: Alvia, CYBER, Björk, EinarIndra & More
From the queen of Icelandic music to the latest rap kids exploding out of their bedroom and into the charts,... more

mbl.is,  20 September 2017 3:49 PM
Iceland's first all-inclusive fan convention announced
Nexus and Cosplay Iceland have just announced Iceland's first all-inclusive fan convention, Midgard, which will cover video games, books, comics, table top games, board games, cosplay, artists and other subjects. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 September 2017 3:39 PM
Legalisation Of Cannabis Proposed In Parliament
Pawel Bartozek, an MP for the Reform Party, has put forth a bill for parliament, which would legalise the consumption... more

mbl.is,  20 September 2017 2:45 PM
Acclaimed Icelandic author dies of cancer
Sigurður Pálsson was a well-known and well-loved figure in Icelandic society. Icelandic author and poet Sigurður Pálsson died at the National University Hospital in Reykjavik last night aged 69 after a three-year-long battle with cancer. A great amount of Icelanders are paying homage to this well-loved and respected man. more

Iceland Review,  20 September 2017 2:24 PM
Legalization of Cannabis Proposed
A member of Viðreisn (The Reform Party) has proposed a bill for the legalization of cannabis which will decriminalize the purchase and consumption of the substance. more

mbl.is,  20 September 2017 1:30 PM
Authentic Mexican food at Hlemmur food hall
Tacos with home-made sauces on the side. The food is prepared by Juan Carlos Peregrina Guarneros who conjures up the food that his mother and grandmother taught him to make. more

Iceland Review,  20 September 2017 1:10 PM
Dead Mouse Found In Salad A Cause For Investigation
A man sought help in the University Hospital of Iceland after coming across a dead baby mouse in a salad he purchased at the restaurant Fresco. more

Iceland Review,  20 September 2017 11:50 AM
Hveragerði Cat Killer Strikes Again
For the past couple of years, the quiet small town of Hveragerði in South Iceland has seen a number of their cats being poisoned to death. After months of no such incidents, a missing cat has now been found severed to pieces. more

mbl.is,  20 September 2017 9:12 AM
Storm warning for South East Iceland
The Iceland Met Office warns of stormy weather with strong gusts of wind in South East Iceland and the East Fjords today accompanied by heavy rain. Some gusts of wind could reach 45 metres per second. more

mbl.is,  20 September 2017 9:12 AM
Restaurant in mouse-incident considers police investigation
Owners of the restaurant believe that foul play may have taken place. Owners of restaurant Fresco are shocked and saddened by the news that a young man found a mouse in a salad purchased there and consumed elsewhere. Fresco are thinking about calling for an in-depth investigation of what happened. more

mbl.is,  19 September 2017 4:31 PM
More cat killings in South Iceland
A cat in Iceland. Note: the cat in the photograph is not connected to the story. A young boy in the small town of Hveragerði found two dead cats on Saturday. Both animals had been severely abused, and one of them was cut into pieces. more

mbl.is,  19 September 2017 3:00 PM
Review: A mouth-watering adventure at Sumac
Sumac's interiors are designed by Halfdan Pedersen and juxtapose raw concrete walls with warm leather furnishings. Sumac, a new addition to the restaurant scene draws inspiration from the heady flavours of North Africa and Lebanon. more

mbl.is,  19 September 2017 1:00 PM
Independence Party and Left Green Movement lead the polls
The election takes place on October 28th with the Independence Party and Left Green Movement leading the polls right now. A new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Vísir and Stöð 2 yesterday shows that the Independence Party and the Left Green Movement lead the polls. The parties are equal with 23 percent each of votes if the election were to take place now. more

mbl.is,  19 September 2017 11:57 AM
Pedophile may have faked letters of recommendation
Iceland's Minister of Justice, Sigríður Á Andersen. Two of the men who are noted in documents as having written letters of recommendation for Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson, a man convicted of raping his stepdaughter almost daily for twelve years, say they were fooled into writing the letters. more

Iceland Review,  19 September 2017 11:36 AM
Suspected Human Traffickers Paid Staff Well Over Minimum Wage
The restaurant's lawyer has confirmed that it has been closed since RÚV's report, as no customers have wanted to show up. more

Iceland Review,  19 September 2017 10:49 AM
Opinion Poll: Left Green and Independence Party With Most Support
Icelandic media company, 365, which currently owns newspaper Fréttablaðið, news site Vísir and news station Stöð 2, posted an opinion poll this morning. more

mbl.is,  19 September 2017 10:35 AM
Man finds dead rodent in salad at Reykjavik restaurant
This dead little fellow was found in a salad by a rather surprised customer. A man who ordered a salad this weekend at a restaurant in Reykjavik was surprised to find a dead rodent in his meal. more

mbl.is,  18 September 2017 5:53 PM
Réttir: The annual sheep round-ups begin
One of Iceland's oldest cultural traditions is the annual sheep round up in September, an event called Réttir. more

Iceland Review,  18 September 2017 12:07 PM
Taking On the Ring Road By Hand
Wheelchair user Carlos Sanchis Collado is travelling the Ring Road around Iceland by handcycle. more

Iceland Review,  18 September 2017 11:50 AM
Elections Confirmed for October 28th
Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson made an official visit to President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson today to formally dissolve the government coalition. more

Iceland Review,  18 September 2017 10:58 AM
Elections Forthcoming
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson met with all party leaders on September 16th to work discuss the dissolution of the government which occurred last week when Bright Future pulled out of the governing three-party coalition. more

Iceland Review,  15 September 2017 3:44 PM
Björk Releases New Single
Björk has released the first single off her forthcoming album 'The Gate', which bears the same name more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  31 July 2017 3:00 PM
The flood in Múlakvísl has subsided
The glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl has subsided. Conductivity measurements have slowly reached normal levels. Travelers are advised to show caution by the source of the river due to possible gas emissions.more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  29 July 2017 9:24 AM
Glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl
Glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl river is ongoing. People are advised to stay away from the river due to gas pollution; the river is showing a dark colour and smells of sulphur.more

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