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News from Iceland,  11 February 2019 5:34 PM
Icelandair shares plummet
Icelandair shares keep going down after falling sharply on Friday. Shares have gone down by 5.3 percent. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  11 February 2019 4:32 PM
Hatari Smash Into Iceland’s Eurovision Finals; Social Conservatives Protest
Possibly-demonic, wildy deranged synth-punk S&M art-school automatons Hatari smashed through into Iceland’s Eurovision final at the weekend after dominating their... more,  11 February 2019 3:29 PM
Police seal Reykjavik nightclub on suspicion of criminal activity
Shooters in Austurstræti. The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police have sealed the Shooters nightclub in Austurstræti on suspicion of extensive criminal activity. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  11 February 2019 3:23 PM
Health Directorate: Icelandic Women Smoke And Drink Less, Vape As Often As Men
A new study from the Directorate of Health shows that Icelandic women typically smoke less, drink to drunkenness less, and... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  11 February 2019 2:15 PM
12 Avalanches In East Iceland Over Single 24-Hour Period
In the span of just 24 hours, twelve avalanches have fallen in the mountains of East Iceland, RÚV reports. According... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  11 February 2019 1:24 PM
Directorate Of Labour: Labour Rental Company “A Criminal Practice”
The director of Iceland’s Directorate of Labour pulled no punches when talking about Menn í vinnu, a labour rental company... more,  11 February 2019 1:07 PM
Tourist trapped on iceberg on Diamond Beach
The tourist got onto the iceberg to have his photo taken. A tourist got into deep trouble yesterday at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon when he became stranded on an iceberg amidst strong waves. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  11 February 2019 11:15 AM
A Bleak Week Ahead For Icelandic Weather
With occasional sighting of sunshine in North Iceland on Tuesday, this week is looking to be a grey one. At... more,  11 February 2019 10:09 AM
Bad visibility on Hellisheiði
There is currently a lot of snowfall in Hellisheiði, the route number one leading out of Reykjavik to South Iceland. Visibility for drivers is very poor. more,  09 February 2019 1:40 PM
Reykjavik skiing areas closed due to weather
Skiing in Skálafell last weekend. Bláfjöll and Skálafell ski resorts are closed due to bad weather. Strong winds are blowing in both mountain ranges. more,  09 February 2019 11:27 AM
Avalanche in Flateyri
An avalanche fell in Flateyri in the West Fjords closing off Flateyrarvegur. more,  08 February 2019 10:58 AM
Mike Pompeo on his way to Iceland
Mike Pompeo will be in Iceland next Friday. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo will be coming to Iceland next week to meet with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Foreign Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson. They will be discussing economic relations between Iceland and the US and matters regarding the Arctic. more,  08 February 2019 9:50 AM
Gorgeous pink clouds above Reykjavik
This magnificent cloud turned a few heads yesterday. The weather was bright and beautiful in Reykjavik yesterday and this large pink cloud hovered in the sky above the Grafarvogur suburb. The weather will remain clear and dry for the weekend. more,  07 February 2019 1:19 PM
Man attacks teenagers waiting for bus in Reykjavik
A man, seemingly on drugs, attacked teenagers who were waiting for a bus last night. He punched one teenage boy so that he fell to the ground in front of the bus. more,  07 February 2019 10:54 AM
Boy's name Carlsberg banned by Icelandic naming committee
Carlsberg and Danski are perhaps just too Danish as names? The famous Icelandic naming committee which decrees which new given names in Iceland are allowed or not have said no to names Carlsberg and Danski as well as Nasha , Javi and Nanyore. more,  06 February 2019 5:47 PM
Is this Iceland's coolest summer cabin?
This is the Hedgehog, a pre fabricated summer cabin from Döðlur design studio. The Hedgehog is a summer cabin which people can purchase completely ready to place and use in their own land and it's designed by renowned design studio Döðlur. more,  06 February 2019 1:02 PM
Iceland's first duck with an Instagram account
There are Instagram accounts for dogs and cats in Iceland but now a duck named Búkolla is set to become an Instagram star. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  25 January 2019 2:51 PM
The weather in Iceland in 2018
The year 2018 was wet and relatively warm. The precipitation was well above average in most parts of the country and the number of precipitation days was considerably higher than normal both in the South and in the North. The summer months were relatively cold in the southwestern part of the country compared to the last ten years while it was warm in the northeastern part. There was exceptionally little sunshine in the southwestern part of the country during the year. The number of bright sunshine hours in Reykjavík have not been as few since 1992. June and July were particularly gloomy in the South West. The last two months of the year were warm. Wind speed was close to averagemore

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 news
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