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News from Iceland,  21 January 2019 7:34 PM
Reykjavik turns into winter wonderland
The city has experienced heavy snowfall in the past couple of days which caused some transport trouble this morning. Reykjavik is enveloped in a thick coat of snow and locals are either cursing it or making the most of it. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  21 January 2019 2:04 PM
Happening This Week: Our Picks!
Snow is on the ground. Coffee is in our mug. Hope is in our hearts. Make the most of your... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  21 January 2019 2:00 PM
Fancies: Hrafnhildur Björk Runólfsdóttir & Karítas Sigurðardóttir
Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject are Hrafnhildur Björk Runólfsdóttir... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  21 January 2019 1:24 PM
Brace Yourself, Winter Is Upon Us
Iceland’s Road and Coastal Administration is warning of a short but powerful storm due to hit the southwest of Iceland... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  21 January 2019 1:17 PM
Central Bank Removes Nude Art
The Central Bank of Iceland has decided to remove a classic painting by the famous Icelandic painter, Gunnlaugur Blöndal, after... more,  21 January 2019 10:48 AM
Two coach accidents in last nights storm
Over 40 coach passengers sought assistance at the temporary emergency centre in Varmarskóli. Two coaches skidded off the road in Kjalarnes last night in the snowstorm. Nobody was seriously injured but many were shocked and received minor injuries. An emergency centre was set up in Varmárskóli in Mosfellsbær. The heavy snowfall has caused traffic problems in many parts of Iceland. more,  20 January 2019 2:52 PM
Total eclipse of the moon tonight in Iceland
The first and only total eclipse of the moon occurs in Iceland tonight and those who want to try to see it should try to wake up at 4:30 am (Monday morning). The next total eclipse of the moon takes place in 2022 in Iceland.   more,  20 January 2019 12:11 PM
Former Minister refutes accusations of sexual offences
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson and his wife Bryndís Schram. Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former Foreign Minister and ambassador released a press statement yesterday denying all claims of sexual misconduct following claims by numerous women, including his daughter, his wife's sister, his wife's niece and his former students. more,  19 January 2019 6:32 PM
Jensína becomes Iceland's oldest living Icelander
Jensína Andrésdóttir holds the record for Iceland's oldest person. Jensína Andrésdóttir became Iceland's oldest living person today at 109 years and 70 days old. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  19 January 2019 12:58 PM
Bitcoin bandits sentenced to jail
The bitcoin bandits were sentenced to jail on Thursday. The most famous of them, Sindri Þór Stefánsson, was handed a... more,  18 January 2019 10:40 AM
Iceland beat Macedonia 24:22
Aron Pálmarsson scored two goals in yesterday's match. "I could have written the script to this match beforehand," says team captain Aron Pálmarsson to after the win against Macedonia in the Handball World Cup group B finals yesterday in Munich. more,  18 January 2019 9:42 AM
Northern Lights rare this winter
Northern Lights sightings have been fewer this year. Conditions for Northern Lights sightings have been poor this winter in Iceland and travel agencies have had to cancel many Northern Lights trips. more,  17 January 2019 7:34 PM
Smallest increase in tourists to Iceland since 2010
Over  2,3 million tourists visited Iceland last year. Tourists increased by 5.5 percent between 2017 and 2018 and this is the smallest increase in tourists since the year 2010 but in that year there was a decline in tourists by 1.1 from the previous year. more,  17 January 2019 4:15 PM
Four and a half year of prison for bitcoin heist suspect who fled prison
Sindri Þór Stefánsson. The Reykjanes District Court has sentenced Sindri Þór Stefánsson to four and a half years of prison for his involvement in the bitcoin heist. more,  17 January 2019 3:17 PM
Icelandic chief constable fined for buying prostitute
A former chief constable in West Iceland was fined 100 thousand kronas for paying for the services of a prostitute. He had already asked to quit his job at the time and quit on July 1st last year. This was reported by RÚV last night. more,  17 January 2019 2:08 PM
Iceland meets Macedonia after beating Japan 25-21
Arnar Freyr Arnarsson að skora gegn Makedóníu. Iceland will play against Macedonia today in Munich at the Handball World Championships. Yesterday Iceland beat Japan with 25 goals against 21. more,  17 January 2019 10:22 AM
Daughter of former minister steps forward- father abused his position
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, former ambassador to the US and former Minister for Foreign Affairs has been accused of sexual violence by a great number of women. Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson used embassy stationary when he was an ambassador to write letters to Icelandic authorities demanding that his daughter should be incarcerated at a mental ward. He did this, she says speaking to Rás 2 radio after she accused him in 1992 of having sexually abused many women including herself. 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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