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mbl.is,  11 August 2018 3:27 PM
Reykjavik Pride in photos
Reykjavik Pride 2018. A great crowd of people have gathered in Reykjavik city centre to participate in the Reykjavik Pride parade and festivities. more

mbl.is,  11 August 2018 8:28 AM
The incredible red hills of Heiðmörk nature reserve
Rauðhólar in  Heiðmörk. The strange red hills of Rauðhólar in the Heiðmörk nature reserve were formed when steam collected beneath lava and exploded some 5.700 years ago says geologist Páll Einarsson at the University of Iceland more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  10 August 2018 5:39 PM
Island Life: Exporting Hay, Glacial Floods, And Happy Campers (Or Lack Of)
Farmers in northeast Iceland were delighted to learn that they can export hay to Norway. The northeast has had a... more

mbl.is,  10 August 2018 4:34 PM
Ninth century animal bones discovered in remote West Fjords
.An illustration to show how the ancient farm could have been situated. Animal bones dating from the ninth century have been discovered in Sandvík, Selárstströnd in Kaldraneshreppur district, a remote area at the tip of the West Fjords of Iceland. Archeologists will be digging in the area for the next few weeks. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  10 August 2018 2:16 PM
(G)A(Y)irwaves Is Coming: Hayley Kiyoko Announced For Airwaves 2018
Lesbians all around Iceland nearly seizured yesterday as it was announced that pop icon Hayley Kiyoko will be performing at... more

mbl.is,  10 August 2018 1:29 PM
Icelandic whaling company sued by conservationists for killing hybrid whale
Kristján Loftsson, director of whaling company  Hvalur hf. Conservation organisation Jarðarvinir is suing Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf for hunting a fin whale/ blue whale hybrid last month. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  10 August 2018 1:17 PM
Last Words: Transformation Sequence
A couple weeks ago, I publicly came out as trans and non-binary. The journey to this point began in my... more

mbl.is,  10 August 2018 12:45 PM
Crowds attend candle float for Hiroshima victims at Lake Tjörnin in Reykjavik
Floating candles for a nuclear-weapon free world. The annual candle float in memory of the victims of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 took place at Lake Tjörnin in Reykjavik last night. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  10 August 2018 12:28 PM
Stelpurnar Okkar: Iceland’s National Women’s Football Team On Way To The World Cup
After the extensive reporting on Strákarnir Okkar’s (“Our Boys”) journey to the World Cup, it’s high time we focus on... more

Iceland Review,  10 August 2018 12:00 PM
Skaftá Glacial Flood Ends
“Water discharge in Skaftá is back to normal for this time of year." more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  10 August 2018 11:56 AM
Smoothielicious: The Grapevine Guide To Smoothies In Reykjavík
Have you ever craved a smoothie when out and about in sunny Reykjavík? Well, we have. So we formed a... more

mbl.is,  10 August 2018 11:38 AM
Huge iceberg spotted north of West Fjords
This beautiful iceberg is stranded in the middle of the ocean. A gigantic iceberg was spotted by the crew of fishing vessel Engey RE-1 north of Ísafjarðardjúp yesterday. more

Iceland Review,  10 August 2018 11:00 AM
Candlelight Vigil for Nuclear Disarmament Held in Reykjavík
The well-attended event, which has been held annually since 1985, commemorates the victims of the 1945 nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while also urging nations around the world to abolish nuclear weapons entirely. more

Iceland Review,  10 August 2018 10:00 AM
Króna Enjoying Most Stable Exchange Rate in Years
This welcome stability is thought to be due to several factors, not least of which is increased confidence in the Icelandic economy. more

Iceland Review,  10 August 2018 9:00 AM
East Side Pranksters Give Cannabis the Green Light
Pranksters on the east side of Reykjavík placed a cannabis leaf-shaped stencil atop a green traffic light. more

mbl.is,  09 August 2018 8:29 PM
Firework display at glacier lagoon on Saturday
Fireworks over a lagoon filled with icebergs sounds like a scene out of a film, but it's actually an annual event at Jökulsárlón lagoon in South East Iceland, now taking place on Saturday, August 11th. more

mbl.is,  09 August 2018 4:27 PM
Glacial outburst flood over says Iceland Met Office
The river flow is back to normal. A scientist at the Iceland Met Office says that looking at measurements in the river Skaftá that the flow of water has returned to normal. The glacial outburst flood is therefore over. more

mbl.is,  09 August 2018 3:01 PM
"A victory for HIV positive people in Iceland"
The directorate of health made the announcement earlier this week. The Icelandic Medicine Pricing and Reimbursement Committee has this summer approved to subsidize costs for Emtricitabine/​Tenofovir disoproxil Krka for the prevention of the HIV virus. more

mbl.is,  09 August 2018 2:09 PM
Icelandic actress Ágústa Eva lands major role in new HBO series
Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir. Icelandic actress and singer Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir will be playing the main role in a new HBO series filmed in Norway and Lithuania. She was selected out of hundreds of applicants. more

Iceland Review,  09 August 2018 1:21 PM
Conservationists Sue Whaling Company
Jarðarvinir has sued whaling company Hvalur hf. for the violation of whaling laws. more

Iceland Review,  09 August 2018 11:52 AM
Dinner Delivered by Drone
A Reykjavík retailer now offers home delivery by drone. more

Iceland Review,  09 August 2018 10:57 AM
Police Look for Björn Daníel Sigurðsson
Reykjavík capital area police have issued an arrest warrant for Björn Daníel Sigurðsson. more

mbl.is,  09 August 2018 10:30 AM
Warm and bright weather expected this weekend
The weather at noon today, Thursday. This weekend the weather outlook is for bright skies and temperatures between 9 - 18 in most parts of Iceland. more

mbl.is,  09 August 2018 9:17 AM
Pig farm in Kjalarnes catches fire
Around 160 pigs were inside the building when it caught fire. A fire broke out in the Stjörnugrís pig farm in Kjalarnes, close to Reykjavik last night. The building was ablaze with a lot of smoke when firefighters arrived to the scene. Some of the pigs had to be put down. more

Iceland Review,  08 August 2018 2:16 PM
Subsidising Drug is “Milestone” in the Fight Against HIV
An HIV prevention drug known as the PrEP treatment will now be subsidised in Iceland. more

Iceland Review,  08 August 2018 2:14 PM
Hamrén Appointed Manager of Men's National Team
Erik Hamrén is the new manager of the Icelandic men's national football team. more

Iceland Review,  08 August 2018 11:53 AM
Breakdown Leaves South Iceland Without Electricity
Power has returned following a breakdown that left South Iceland in the dark yesterday. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  24 July 2018 9:14 PM
Displacements in Fagraskógarfjall for some time before the landslide fell
Sentinel-1 satellite radar images show displacement in the starting area before July 7th, when the landslide occurred according to InSAR analysis by Vincent Drouin at the University of Iceland and the National Land Survey of Iceland. The mountainside in the starting area of the landslide is different from the surrounding slopes according to an interferometric analysis of the radar images. The displacement in the last days before the landslide was at least a few centimetres. The starting area also appears to have been moving in 2017, 2016, and 2015 but at a slower rate.more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  13 July 2018 5:20 PM
Status of Öræfajökull volcano
After a series of meetings with scientists from The Icelandic Meteorological Office, The University of Iceland and Iceland Geosurvey, The Department of Civil Protection has issued the following statement.more

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