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mbl.is,  19 August 2018 1:48 PM
Heartstone star releases music video
Baldur Einarsson. One of the leading actors of the award-winning Icelandic coming-of-age 2016 movie Heartstone (Hjartasteinn), has stepped into a new role. more

mbl.is,  19 August 2018 10:11 AM
Rain leaves painters in deep water
Painters at work. “There have been bad summers, but none as bad as this one.” more

mbl.is,  18 August 2018 12:20 PM
The bell that took a hit
If you’ve noticed a bell on the lawn in front of the Catholic Church of Reykjavík recently, you will be surprised to hear the story behind it. more

Iceland Review,  18 August 2018 10:00 AM
Ninety-Five-Year-Old Weatherman Is Oldest Icelander to Go Skydiving
The former director of the Icelandic Met Office went parachuting this week in honour of his 95th birthday. more

mbl.is,  18 August 2018 10:00 AM
The barber: psychologist and social worker
The barber shop staff, from left to right: Mohammad Alibo, Kjartan Björnsson, Björn Ingi Gíslason, Guðrún Þórhallsdóttir and Björn Daði Björnsson. The Barber Shop of Björn and Kjartan in Selfoss, South Iceland, celebrated its 70th anniversary this week by offering coffee and cake to customers. more

Iceland Review,  18 August 2018 9:00 AM
Start-Up to Begin Algae Cultivation at Hellisheiði Power Plant
The company’s owners believe that it won’t be long before algae will be a viable source of protein and nutrients which can be added to a variety of food products. more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 2:38 PM
Skydiving at age 95
Páll Bergþórsson on cloud nine, with Hjörtur Blöndal. The oldest Icelander ever to go skydiving in Iceland enjoyed the experience yesterday when he jumped out of a plane above Hella, South Iceland. more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 1:27 PM
Former city council member faces charges
Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson. A former Reykjavík City council member for the Independence Party, Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson, has been charged with money laundering. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 August 2018 1:08 PM
PHOTOS: Detox, Heklina, Drag-súgur & More Bringing You PRIDE
On August 7th, Reykjavík Pride teamed up with Drag-súgur for a drag extravaganza the likes of which has never been seen... more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 12:37 PM
Mapping Icelandic groups abroad
A Facebook group with 5,800 members, aimed at uniting Icelanders abroad, was established two years ago. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 August 2018 12:24 PM
Artist Commandeers Church, Hilarity Ensues
Snorri Ásmundsson, artist and enfant terrible against the Icelandic establishment, held a performance piece last week on the tiny north... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 August 2018 12:16 PM
The Village That Never Was: A Blockbuster Set That Got Lost In The Wild
Under the incredible mountains of Vestrahorn, near Stokksnes in the Southeast of Iceland, you can find an odd film set... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 August 2018 12:02 PM
Techno Superpower: X/OZ Label Manager On Untapped Potential, Trust And Connecting Through Music
Anna Ásthildur Thorsteinsdóttir is a mainstay in the vivid world of Icelandic music, where she usually resides behind the scenes.... more

Iceland Review,  17 August 2018 12:00 PM
German Boy Says Thanks for All the Fish
"It isn't often that consumers see fit to send their thanks for good products in this way." more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 August 2018 11:41 AM
Well, You Asked: Drive Yourself To The Brink Of Despair
Stuck in a tricky situation? Don’t worry, Grapevine’s advice column is here to help you. How does one get in... more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 11:01 AM
Bottlenose whale rescued from Engey
Rescue effort well underway. Numerous people took part in rescuing a stranded bottlenose whale from Engey island, near Reykjavík, yesterday afternoon. more

Iceland Review,  17 August 2018 11:00 AM
Costa Considers Opening Location in Iceland
Costa is the second-largest coffeehouse chain in the world. more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 10:14 AM
Essential info about Reykjavík Marathon
The Islandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon takes place tomorrow, August 18 for the 35th time, starting at 8:40 am in Lækjargata. more

Iceland Review,  17 August 2018 10:00 AM
Kennel Club Urges Shorter Quarantine for Imported Pets
Currently, pet dogs being brought into Iceland must be quarantined for four weeks. more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 9:04 AM
Kaleo’s frontman lends his voice to WWF
Jökull Júlíusson er andlit herferðar World Wild Life. Jökull Júlíusson, also known as JJ, vocalist/songwriter of the Icelandic rock/blues band Kaleo is collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund in a video series. more

Iceland Review,  17 August 2018 9:00 AM
Whale Watchers Come to the Aid of Beached Bottlenose Whales
Rescuers were able to keep one of the whales alive for an astonishing six hours before the tide rose and it was able to swim away again. more

mbl.is,  17 August 2018 8:27 AM
Ölfusá Bridge to reopen at noon
Steypuvinnu við Ölfusárbrú er nú lokið á undan áætlun. The bridge over Ölfusá river, by Selfoss, South Iceland, is scheduled to reopen at noon today, three days ahead of schedule. more

mbl.is,  16 August 2018 6:30 PM
Þingvallavegur road to reopen in autumn
Roadwork on Þingvallavegur in Þingvellir National Park is progressing well. more

Iceland Review,  16 August 2018 4:42 PM
Only Student In Mjóifjörður Taught By Her Mother
Jóhanna Björg Sævarsdóttir, the only student in Mjóifjörður, will be taught by her mother this winter. more

Iceland Review,  16 August 2018 2:20 PM
Local vs. Imported Vegetables
What are the current prices for Icelandic vegetables versus imported ones? more

Iceland Review,  16 August 2018 1:46 PM
New US Embassy But No Ambassador
The position of US ambassador to Iceland has been unoccupied for 572 days. more

Iceland Review,  16 August 2018 12:06 PM
Men’s Team Down 10 Spots in FIFA Rankings
The Icelandic men’s national football team is down 10 spots in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 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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