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News from Iceland,  12 February 2019 8:07 PM
Icelanders celebrate with Viking style food at the House of Lords
Garðar in front of his Þorri buffet at the House of Lords. You have perhaps heard of the old Icelandic month Þorri (the 13thmonth of winter, 20. January – 18. February in 2017) and the frightening food that accompanies it. Last weekend, 130 Icelanders celebrated Þorri at the House of Lords in Westminster, London. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 February 2019 4:59 PM
Protest Tomorrow Against Deportations of Refugees From Iceland
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, No Borders Iceland and numerous asylum seekers will hold a protest against the deportation of refugees... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 February 2019 4:31 PM
One Of Iceland’s Largest Labour Unions Ready To Strike If Necessary
The results of a new Gallup poll show that the vast majority of members of the Efling trade union are... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 February 2019 3:57 PM
Nara Walker On Icelandic Court Ruling: “My Dignity Has Been Pulled Apart”
A young Australian woman who has made international headlines for defending herself in a domestic violence case—and subsequently placed on... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 February 2019 2:55 PM
Spate Of Food Recalls Pop Up In Iceland
Recalls have been issued by the Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority (MAST) on one company’s brand of smoked salmon and... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  12 February 2019 1:47 PM
Beloved Reykjavik Coffeeshop To Shut Down Due To Massive Rent Hike
C Is For Cookie, a cozy downtown café beloved by locals and tourists alike, will have to be shuttering its... more,  12 February 2019 11:30 AM
Hvalfjarðargöng tunnel closed due to accident
Hvalfjarðargöng. Hvalfjarðargöng tunnel is closed due to a road accident in which people were injured. Two cars were involved in the crash. more,  12 February 2019 10:35 AM
Roof tiles fly off school in Reykjavik storm
Roof tiles were blown off the Hagaskóli sports hall which was being repaired in last nights bad weather. more,  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,  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,  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,  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

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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