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News from Iceland,  09 November 2018 5:55 PM
All Reykjavik swimming pools to have a private shower cubicle
Sundhöllin had a sign up telling men not to dry their scrotum with a hairdryer. Tourists that are shy of the communal showers in Icelandic swimming pools can rejoice. The City of Reykjavik has announced that all Reykjavik swimmig pools will be equipped with a private shower cubicle. Such a cubicle is installed for disabled people or anyone who doesn't feel comfortable being naked around others. more,  09 November 2018 3:38 PM
Weather warning for tonight and tomorrow
Late tonight and tomorrow strong winds accompanied by rain are expected in South East Iceland and the West Fjords. Rivers could flood in South East Iceland and tourists travelling are urged to take care. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  09 November 2018 2:55 PM
Airwaves Thursday Super-Review: HELL YES TOMM¥ €A$H & Other Stories
After the excitement of the opening night, which our super-review team spent running between stages, checking out the venues, saying... more,  09 November 2018 2:55 PM
Airwaves conference LIVE
The centre of the Lounge and Conference is Centerhotel Plaza, which will host a series of networking events and music-focused discussions aimed at industry professionals, Icelandic musicians, and music enthusiasts. more,  09 November 2018 2:26 PM
Iceland Airwaves: Thursday in pictures
Iceland Airwaves 2018,  Tierra Whack. The second day of the Iceland Airwaves festival featured highlights such as Nadine Shah,Tommy Cash, Alvia, Gyða, Ólafur Arnalds and Mr.Silla. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  09 November 2018 2:20 PM
Proposal Denouncing US Anti-Trans & Intersex Memo Introduced To Icelandic Parliament
A proposal has been submitted to Parliament that calls upon Iceland to take a “leadership position” when it comes to... more,  09 November 2018 12:13 PM
A lifetime bracelet for Iceland Airwaves
Ever since Iceland Airwaves was held for the first time in 1999, David Fricke, editor of Rolling Stone and Leigh Lust, who has worked in the music industry for three decades, have attended. At this year's festival they were honoured with a "lifetime bracelet" to the festival. more,  09 November 2018 10:11 AM
Icelandic artist Júníus Meyvant signs with Glassnote Records
Júníus Meyvant is the stage name of Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson who grew up in the Westman Islands on the South coast of Iceland. Júníus Meyvant has released a brand new single entitled ‘Let It Pass’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on Jan 25th 2019 via Record Records / Glassnote. more,  08 November 2018 4:40 PM
New streets constructed in Reykjavik city centre
Reykjastræti. It's highly unusual that new streets appear in the centre of Reykjavik as it's the oldest part of the city. Now, however, two pedestrian streets are soon to be completed on the new Hafnartorg, between Tryggvagata and Geirsgata. Their names are to be Kolagata and Reykjastræti and they will be ready for use in January. more,  08 November 2018 2:50 PM
Iceland Airwaves: Off venue concerts LIVE
Iceland Airwaves setur svip á borgina þessa dagana. Iceland Monitor is live at the Nordic House where a variety of Nordic artists are taking part in the off venue schedule. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  08 November 2018 2:37 PM
Coldwave & Ketamine: Grapevine’s Airwaves Wednesday Super-Review
THE AIRWAVES ARE AMONG US. From Peter André lookalikes to taut heartstrings, flowing colours, palace muses, ketamine vs. breakfast cereal,... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  08 November 2018 2:08 PM
Iceland Airwaves Begins: Hear Our First GrapeWaves Daily Podcast Now
Airwaves is off and running! As well as our journalist team at-large, this year we’re joined by American radio host... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  08 November 2018 1:57 PM
25 Million ISK Spent On EEA Report
A report on Iceland’s membership in the European Economic Area (EEA) will cost taxpayers 25 million ISK, RÚV reports, from... more,  08 November 2018 12:07 PM
Iceland Airwaves: Wednesday night in pictures
Sólveig Matthildur á Gauknum. The Iceland Airwaves music festival began last night and the amount of concerts at the festival has never been greater. Around 240 bands and solo artists are appearing at the festival which is takes place for the twentieth time this year with artists from 25 countries. more

Iceland Review,  08 November 2018 12:00 PM
Video Shows Tourists Swept Off Their Feet at Reynisfjara Beach
An Instagram video shows dozens of tourists getting swept off their feet by a wave on the shore, while others—including the photographer herself—rush to get out of the reach of the surf. more

Iceland Review,  08 November 2018 11:00 AM
Twentieth Annual Iceland Airwaves Kicks Off
This year’s festival will host 240 bands, the most musical acts to have ever taken part in Airwaves. more

Iceland Review,  08 November 2018 10:00 AM
Iceland Has Highest Per-Capita CO2 Emissions in EU and EFTA
From 2008 – 2014, Iceland was ranked third or fourth in per-capita CO2 emissions, but they have increased since then due to “increased activity in air and marine transport,” as well as metal production. more

Iceland Review,  08 November 2018 9:00 AM
Easterners 'Celebrate the Darkness' with a Horror Movie Theater in a Sheepshed
During the annual Dagar myrkurs, or Days of Darkness festival, the Teigarhorn nature reserve, famous for its zeolite crystals, is also host to an entirely different kind of attraction: a horror-movie theater in a sheep shed. more,  07 November 2018 5:02 PM
LAVA Centre receives Red Dot award
The LAVA Centre exhibition in Hvolsvöllur received the Red Dot award last week. The Red Dot has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. This year the jury received 8.610 entries from 45 countries. more,  07 November 2018 3:27 PM
Gorgeous 100 year old home for sale in central Reykjavik
The building is in a typical Icelandic style. If you love a home that has plenty of character, this wonderful house at the heart of Reykjavik is up for grabs. more,  07 November 2018 1:50 PM
Iceland Airwaves music festival kicks off
Frá Iceland Airwaves í Vodafone-höllinni árið 2015. The Iceland Airwaves festival begins today and continues until Sunday. Today at the beginning of the festival there's a special concert at the Sólstafir Waldorf kindergarten. You can watch the concert live here. more

Iceland Review,  07 November 2018 12:00 PM
Brothers Ride to Raise Cyclist Safety Awareness
Two brothers retraced the last ride taken by their eighty-year-old father, who died in a cycling accident last year, to raise cyclist safety awareness. more

Iceland Review,  07 November 2018 11:00 AM
Fuel Spill No Longer Likely for Stranded Cargo Ship
Contrary to the previous belief that the ship was leaking gasoline, closer examination of the hull yesterday revealed that it is, in fact, unlikely that any of the gasoline drums on board were compromised. more

Iceland Review,  07 November 2018 10:00 AM
PM's Next Car Will Be Electric
The Icelandic government will be upgrading its fleet of ministerial vehicles to electric cars. more

Iceland Review,  07 November 2018 9:00 AM
Rare Foreign Bird Sightings in Iceland
Hawfinches, gray herons, and American robins are among the many foreign birds have been spotted in Iceland of late. more

Iceland Review,  06 November 2018 12:00 PM
Thirty-Seven Percent of Icelandair and WOW air Destinations Served By Both Airlines
Observers of the planned merger of the two companies are now debating how both company's route plans might be changed in the coming months. more

Iceland Review,  06 November 2018 11:00 AM
Cargo Ship Runs Aground
Gasoline is leaking from the Norwegian cargo ship Fjordvik, which was transporting concrete and ran aground this weekend. 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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