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News from Iceland,  12 October 2018 5:11 PM
Storm Callum to pass quickly through Iceland
Storm Callum, which is passing across Britain with rain and wind will pass quickly over Iceland resulting in some wind and rain tonight in South East Iceland. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 October 2018 3:21 PM
Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland’s Katla Erupted
It’s time to celebrate. To be fair, it’s always time to celebrate. But today it’s time to celebrate the 100th... more,  12 October 2018 2:55 PM
Sif Saga is one of Iceland's most sought after models
Sif Saga. Icelandic models Sif Saga stars in the new Winky Lux cosmetics campaign. Saga, who has been on the cover of Harper's Bazaar lives in Los Angeles and is forging a successful modelling career. more,  12 October 2018 1:00 PM
Queues as new H&M store opens in Reykjavik city centre
The lines outside H&M this morning. Around fifty to seventy people waited in line to enter the new H&M and H&M Home stores in the new Hafnartorg shopping centre in the heart of Reykjavik. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 October 2018 12:20 PM
Icelandic Police Forced To Pay Damages To Protesters They Spied On And Libelled Against
Yesterday, in Reykjavík District Court, the Icelandic government admitted fault and paid damages to two protesters targeted by an infamous... more,  12 October 2018 11:46 AM
Boost in ticket sales to Iceland-Switzerland match on Monday
Birkir Bjarnason and his fellow team members rejoice after the first goal last night. There was a boost in ticket sales during the Iceland-France match last night when Iceland scored two goals. Only 2.500 tickets are left to the Iceland- Switzerland match taking place in Laugardalsvöllur stadium on Monday. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 October 2018 11:38 AM
Lawyer For Former Sigur Rós Drummer Issues Demand To Cease Coverage Of Sexual Assault Allegations
A lawyer for Orri Páll Dýrason, the former drummer for Sigur Rós who quit the band in the wake of... more

Iceland Review,  12 October 2018 10:40 AM
Iceland Manages A Draw Versus World Champions France
France came back from 0-2 down to snatch a draw from Iceland in a friendly in Guingamp yesterday. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 October 2018 10:18 AM
Iceland Football Team Draw France 2-2, Are Officially As Good As World Champions
Iceland smited World Champions France last night in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Stage de Roudourou. They were only... more

Iceland Review,  12 October 2018 10:00 AM
Orri Páll Demands Media Stop Coverage of Allegations
The former Sigur Rós drummer’s lawyer sent Stundin a letter on Thursday demanding that the publication cease any further coverage of the rape allegations made against him. more,  12 October 2018 9:24 AM
Mayor of Reykjavik on sick leave
Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson is on strong medication to combat arthritis and now an infection of the abdomen. Mayor Dagur B.Eggertsson has gone on sick leave due to a severe infection of the abdomen. more

Iceland Review,  12 October 2018 9:00 AM
Foreign Workers in “Vulnerable Position”
The government should take action to educate foreign workers about their rights, says the Association of Icelandic General Practitioners. more,  12 October 2018 8:37 AM
Iceland draws 2:2 against France last night
Gylfi Sigurðsson and  Antoine Griezmann Iceland played an exciting match against France last night. The French team looked set for defeat after Iceland scored two goals by Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  12 October 2018 8:03 AM
100 years since Katla erupted
Today, 12 October, is the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 eruption of Katla. The volcano is considered one of the most hazardous of Iceland's 32 active volcanic systems. During the last 1100 years, Katla has erupted at least 21 times, with an average repose interval of around 50 years. The current one-hundred-year repose marks the longest period since a Katla eruption. The Katla volcanic system is located in the eastern volcanic zone. It is characterized by an 80-km-long fissure swarm and an ice-clad central volcano. The central volcano is covered by the Mýrdalsjökull ice-cap and it includes a 9 by 14 km caldera, with ice-thickness up to 700 m.more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  11 October 2018 4:03 PM
Icelandic Hotel’s Latest Employee: A Cat
Young Pál, like many from abroad, is here to try her luck in Iceland. However, the work of this employee... more,  11 October 2018 3:12 PM
Terminator producer Gale Anne Hurd guest of honour at Northern Wave Film Festival
Gale Ann Hurd is called the First Lady of Sci Fi in Hollywood. The Northern Wave International Film Festival takes place betwen 26th to the 28th of October 2018 in the tiny town of Rif in Snæfellsnes, Iceland. Guest of honour at the festival is Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd who co-wrote and produced the Terminator. more,  11 October 2018 1:51 PM
Icelandic college students interested in learning Slovakian
Students graduating last spring from left:  Erna Markúsdóttir, Þórdís Magnúsdóttir, Brynjar Jochumsson, Erika Halasova at the University medical department, Sveinn Rafnar Karlsson and consul Runólfur Oddsson. Representatives from the Comenius university in Slovakia have shown interest in supporting study of Slovakian in Iceland. The reason is the great surge of Icelandic students to Slovakia. more

Iceland Review,  11 October 2018 1:45 PM
Union Federation Calls for Minimum Wage Hike
The Federation of General and Special Workers of Iceland (SGS) is calling for a minimum monthly wage hike to ISK 425,000 ($3,660/€3,160). more

Iceland Review,  11 October 2018 12:46 PM
Overdose Deaths Increase from 2017
Thirty-seven people have died from drug overdoses in Iceland so far this year. more

Iceland Review,  11 October 2018 11:51 AM
One-Lane Bridges to be Replaced in South Iceland
One-lane bridges in South Iceland are set to decrease from 14 to eight over the next five years. more,  11 October 2018 11:19 AM
Last case against banker goes to court
Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson and Guðný Arna Sveinsdóttir who also worked for Kaupþing are charged with fraud and inside trading. As Iceland remembers the ten year anniversary of the economic crash in Iceland, the case of Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson has gone to the Reykjavik District Court. more

Iceland Review,  11 October 2018 11:04 AM
Iceland Faces France in Friendly Today
The Icelandic men’s national football team faces France in a friendly match this evening. more,  11 October 2018 10:30 AM
Tourist falls into Svínafell lagoon
Svínafellsjökull glacier. Rescue teams and a National Coastguard helicopter were called out to Öræfi in South East Iceland yesterday to rescue a tourist who fell into Svínafellslón lagoon. more,  11 October 2018 10:07 AM
Warmer winds today in South Iceland
Today is a windy and rainy autumn day in most parts of Iceland accompanied by warmer air. more,  10 October 2018 5:30 PM
Cliffs with nesting birds at new nature exhibition in Reykjavik
Framkvæmdir í fullum gangi í Perlunni. Taxidermied birds have now been placed on cliffs in a replica of Látrabjarg in the West Fjords, one of Europe's biggest bird cliffs, inside the Pearl in Reykjavik. more

Iceland Review,  10 October 2018 4:04 PM
“Copyright Protected” Grass Cost Reykjavík ISK 757,000
Danish grass imported for a restoration project in Reykjavík cost the city ISK 757,000 ($6,500/€5,600). more

Iceland Review,  10 October 2018 3:23 PM
Icelandic Sweater Patterns Sell Like Hotcakes
Online sales of knitting patterns for traditional Icelandic sweaters are growing by about 25% per year. more

Iceland Review,  10 October 2018 11:22 AM
Provisional Fish Farming Licenses Permitted by New Law
The Minister of Fisheries can now grant provisional licenses for fish farming. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  26 September 2018 10:46 AM
Cooperation is a must for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change
The consequences of this summer's weather have included droughts, heatwaves and wildfires, straining the society's capacity to cope with such perils. Most of the Nordic and Baltic countries have experienced the hottest summer on record, while the number of days with rain in parts of Iceland was exceptionally high. Was this summer just an exceptional freak event or is this due to climate change? And if this is due to climate change – what can be done?more news
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