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News from Iceland,  22 November 2020 8:06 AM
The Empty Windows of Laugavegur
Numerous buildings or spaces that used to house stores on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavík, are deserted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. more,  21 November 2020 8:02 AM
New Store Specializes in Icelandic Delicatessen
The owners of Gott og blessað: Sveinbjörg Jónsdóttir, Jóhanna Björnsdóttir, and Anna Júlíusdóttir. A new store, Gott og blessað, specializing in food produced in Iceland has opened in Hafnarfjörður, south of Reykjavík. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 November 2020 6:29 PM
RVK Newscast #50: Yule Cat By Brian Pilkington
We interview Brian Pilkington, the English-born Icelandic children’s author and illustrator. Brian is best known for his books about trolls,... more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV),  20 November 2020 3:46 PM
Ministers announce new raft of economic measures
Government ministers have this afternoon announced a new raft of support measures to help individuals and businesses through the ongoing pandemic crisis. more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV),  20 November 2020 2:44 PM
Border testing rules extended
The current procedure for entry into Iceland will remain unchanged after 1st December and until 1st February. The government approved the prime minister’s recommendation to keep the double testing procedure unchanged at its cabinet meeting today. more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV),  20 November 2020 2:06 PM
Food price hikes criticised
Prices have risen at Icelandic supermarkets, even though sales are up and interest rates are down. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 November 2020 1:46 PM
Grapevine Playlist: Redwood Moon, Hugar, JFDR, Daði Freyr & More!
Happy Friday readers! Here’s your weekly dose of tunes.  Sturle Dagsland – Kusanagi Honestly, it took me a while to... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 November 2020 1:12 PM
DREAM COLLAB: All Things Iceland & Grapevine Team Up To Offer Some Sweet Prizes
The incomparable Jewells Chambers, who runs the All Things Iceland podcast and YouTube channel, has teamed up with the Reykjavík... more,  20 November 2020 12:44 PM
Minks in Iceland Test Negative for Coronavirus
All tests for the coronavirus, conducted by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority at Icelandic mink farms, turned out negative. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 November 2020 12:18 PM
Coast Guard Mechanics Strike Could Have Grave Consequences
If no conclusion is reached to the wage dispute among the Coast Guard aircraft mechanics, it could be that no... more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV),  20 November 2020 12:05 PM
Infection rate dips below 50 per 100,000
Ten new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed domestically yesterday, including six who were already in quarantine. The 14-day infection rate per 100,000 people has dropped rapidly in recent days and now stands at 48.5. It is at its lowest rate since mid-September, when the third wave was just starting. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  20 November 2020 12:03 PM
Plans Being Made Around Possible Vaccine
Although there is not yet any certainty surrounding the hope to starting vaccinating Icelanders in the first half of next... more

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV),  20 November 2020 11:09 AM
No COVID infection found in Icelandic mink
No mink tested in Iceland by MAST (the food and veterinary authority) has been found to carry COVID-19. Tests have been taken at all mink farms in the country in recent days. The farms are under strict extra contagion containment rules. more,  20 November 2020 10:26 AM
Will No Rescue Helicopter Be Available Next Week?
TF-GRO, one of the Icelandic Coast Guard's helicopters. The Icelandic Coast Guard has issued a statement, explaining that due to the ongoing strike of aircraft mechanics, an emergency situation is looming. more,  19 November 2020 12:34 PM
Only Four New Cases of COVID-19
Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason. Only four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday. more,  19 November 2020 10:44 AM
Want to Set Up Luxury Tents with a View in Flateyri
One type of a luxury tent. Two businesswomen have applied for a license to operate a business that would provide accommodation in luxury tents near the village of Flateyri. more,  18 November 2020 12:17 PM
Major Increase in Domestic Online Orders
From Iceland Post. Iceland Post is unusually busy these days. more,  18 November 2020 11:05 AM
Solution Around the Corner
If all goes well, the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Iceland within a few months. more,  18 November 2020 10:07 AM
Coronavirus Tests at Border to Be Free of Charge
Coronavirus tests at Iceland’s borders will be free of charge December 1 this year until January 31, 2021. more,  17 November 2020 12:30 PM
Long Hair, Long Lines
Hrafnhildur Harðardóttir. Barber shops and hair salons will be allowed to reopen in Iceland tomorrow. more,  17 November 2020 11:42 AM
Major Project Planned at Laugardalslaug Pool
Laugardalslaug swimming pool. The Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool in Reykjavík will be undergoing a major renovation in the coming years. more,  17 November 2020 10:27 AM
Electric Car Revolution in Iceland
The location of electric vehicle charging stations in Iceland. For the first time ever, traditional cars fueled by gasoline or diesel make up less than half of newly registered vehicles in Iceland. more

IceNews,  16 November 2020 5:19 PM
North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission holds it 39th annual meeting

NEAFC is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for fisheries management in international waters in the North-East Atlantic. Its Contracting Parties are Denmark (in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland), the European Union, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom. In opening the meeting, the President Mr Jacques Verborgh, welcomed the United Kingdom as […]

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IceNews,  02 November 2020 6:53 PM
Iceland adopts the WTTC global safety and hygiene stamp

Iceland is among 145 destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety and hygiene stamp, which was launched earlier this year. The Safe Travels stamp was developed as the first of its kind to help restore confidence in travellers and aims to revive an ailing Travel & Tourism sector. It is […]

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  27 October 2020 6:18 PM
Significant ground deformation detected associated with recent earthquakes
Last week a series of earthquakes occurred on the Reykjanes Peninsula, between Fagradalsfjall and Kleifarvatn - the largest of which was a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in the vicinity of Núpshíðarháls, which occurred at 13:43 on 20th October. The maps displayed here show ground deformation associated with movement on faults during the period 16th-22nd October.more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  27 October 2020 10:00 AM
M5.6 at the Reykjanes peninsula
Seismic activity has decreased significantly in recent days. About 180 earthquakes of magnitude 2.2 or less were detected the last two days, for comparison, during the first 24 hours following the 5.6 earthquake in Núpshlíðarháls, about 1700 earthquakes were detected in the area.
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