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News from Iceland,  21 October 2018 10:16 AM
Yellow weather warning in most parts of Iceland
A yellow weather warning has been issued for most parts of Iceland today. Strong winds and heavy rain are in all most parts of the country. more

Iceland Review,  21 October 2018 10:00 AM
‘Don’t Change Women, Change the World’
Women in Iceland are organizing to walk out of their jobs at 2:55 pm on Wednesday, October 24th. This is the fifth time that women in Iceland have staged a mass walkout in protest of the gender pay gap since the first time the Kvennafrí, or ‘Women’s Day Off,’ protest was held in 1975. more

Iceland Review,  21 October 2018 9:00 AM
Iceland Had 650 Avalanches Last Winter
Roughly a third of these avalanches, or 224, were considered to be severe. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 October 2018 1:37 PM
Yellow Weather Warning In Effect Across Most Of Iceland Today And Tomorrow
The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued a yellow weather warning across most of Iceland. The warning is in effect now,... more,  20 October 2018 10:19 AM
Yellow weather warning for today
A storm is expected this afternoon in many parts of Iceland including the capital area with windspeeds that can reach 40 m/s. more

Iceland Review,  20 October 2018 10:00 AM
Prime Minister Calls for Weapon-Free Arctic
A weapon-free Arctic is essential if countries are to be expected to work together on issues such as global warming and environmental protection, said Katrín. more

Iceland Review,  20 October 2018 9:00 AM
Iceland’s Population to Increase by 88,000 in 50 Years
Iceland’s population is projected to increase to 436,000 by 2067. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 October 2018 2:29 AM
Well You Asked: Just Some Mayo In The Matrix
Why do millenials hate mayonnaise so much? Where to start. First of all, isn’t mayonnaise one of the blandest condiments... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 October 2018 2:13 AM
Beyond Logic: Sara Riel’s ‘Automatic’ Brings Emotion Into Motion
Sara Riel sits casually on a blue leather couch in her ‘almost New York Loft’ with her excited dog on... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 October 2018 2:03 AM
Winter Is Coming And No One Cares: Where To Buy Warm Stuff In Reykjavík
It’s a snowy morning with a slight wind blowing in your face from the northeast at about 100 km/h and,... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 October 2018 6:31 PM
Ask a Historian: The Origins of Brennivín
Where did brennivín come from and how did it become the nation’s drink? In an effort to dispel rumours surrounding... more

Iceland Review,  19 October 2018 12:00 PM
Kids Give Bullying the Cold Shoulder
Student Friendship Coordinators are elected by their peers to lead games at recess, encourage others to participate, and notify adults if anyone is being excluded or bullied. more,  19 October 2018 11:44 AM
Storm expected tonight and tomorrow with winds up to 40 m/s
The Iceland Met Office has issued a storm warning for tonight and tomorrow with winds strongest in the West and East Fjords. Tomorrow night, winds of up to 40 m/s are expected. more

Iceland Review,  19 October 2018 11:00 AM
Increased Number of Travellers Denied Entry
From January 1 to the end of September, 103 people were stopped from entering Iceland at airport passport control. more

Iceland Review,  19 October 2018 10:00 AM
Iceland Among Top 25 In Global Competitiveness
Iceland has risen four spots in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index since last year. more

Iceland Review,  19 October 2018 9:00 AM
Three Admit to Setting School on Fire
The young men say they used lighter fluid to set a pile of dry leaves on fire against the wall of the school in order to keep warm. more,  18 October 2018 4:08 PM
Oldest living Icelandic twins celebrate 96th birthday
Svanhildur Snæbjörnsdóttir  and Hlaðgerður Sveinbjörnsdóttir. The oldest living twins in Iceland celebrated their 96th birthday last weekend. Hlaðgerður and Svanhildur Snæbjörnsdaughters are also near the record for Iceland's oldest twins ever, the record being 96 years and 292 days. more

Iceland Review,  18 October 2018 3:31 PM
Tómas Guðmundsson Literature Award Winner Announced
Haukur Ingvarsson is the winner of the 2018 Tómas Guðmundsson Literature Award. more

Iceland Review,  18 October 2018 12:58 PM
Website Showing Icelanders’ Income Won’t Be Shut Down
An injunction against, a website that makes Icelanders’ income public, has been denied. more,  18 October 2018 10:12 AM
US marines train in Iceland
Armed marines in Keflavík. Armed marines from North Carolina are currently training in Keflavik in South Iceland. They are taking part in the Trident Juncture NATO practice. more,  18 October 2018 8:20 AM
Self drive winter day tour to Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Snæfellsnes famous landmar, is visible from Reykjavik on a clear day. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is renowned for beautiful nature and charming villages. There are many things to do and see there, and most of them can be covered in a day trip from Reykjavik, even in winter as Iceland Monitor has tried and tested. more,  17 October 2018 5:14 PM
The best Happy Hours in Reykjavik
Champagne at Rok. Looking for a great Happy Hour tonight? Here are a few ideas for the most original, the ones with the longest hours and the ones with the most delicious drinks. more,  17 October 2018 1:59 PM
Icelandic silk produced in Grundarfjörður, West Iceland
Butterflies emerge from the most beautiful pupas to lay eggs. A fashion designer in Grundarfjörður on the Snæfellsnes peninsula produces her own silk. She breeds silk worms in her garage. more,  17 October 2018 11:49 AM
WOW air recommences flights to Tel Aviv
WOW air will fly to Tel Aviv four times per week next summer. WOW air will begin flights to Tel Aviv in Israel again next summer. The airline announced in July that flights to Tel Aviv would stop in October. WOW will however be stopping flights to St Louis. more,  16 October 2018 8:48 PM
The abstract beauty of glaciers
Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson has captured the beauty of Iceland for decades. In a new exhibition at Ásmundarsalur gallery in Reykjavik he exhibits photographs of Icelandic glaciers as you've never seen them before. more,  16 October 2018 3:15 PM
Interior design: Gorgeous town house in Reykjavik
Interior designer Sólveig Jónsdóttir took care to hold on to the original philosophy of the design of the building when renovating its kitchen. more,  16 October 2018 1:15 PM
Icelandic University students oldest and have higher income compared to rest of Europe
Tekjur íslenskra háskólanema voru rúmlega 30% hærri en tekjur í Noregi þar sem þær voru næsthæstar, Icelandic University students have more children, are older and have a higher income compared to students in the rest of Europe. Costs undertaken by Icelandic students however are double the average of other European countries. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  16 October 2018 9:17 AM
EUROVOLC is bringing the European volcanological community closer together
The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology EUROVOLC is a H2020 Research and Innovation Project of the European Commission. It will construct an integrated and harmonized European volcanological community able to fully support, exploit and build-upon existing and emerging national and pan-European research infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures of the European Supersite volcanoes. The harmonization includes linking scientists and stakeholders and connecting still isolated volcanological infrastructures located at in situ volcano observatories (VO) and volcanological research institutions (VRIs). 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 news
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