Sinéad O’Connor’s Surprise TV Performance

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Sinéad O’Connor and her daughter made surprise TV appearance in Iceland as backing vocalists for John Grant on RÚV’s New…

A Good Year For The Króna

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The exchange rate of the Icelandic Króna against some of the major currencies is higher now than it was a…

AWP Releases First Batch of “Glitnir Files”

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Media organisation Associated Whistle-Blowing Press have released the first batch of documents from Glitnir bank, indicating that the bank paid…

Walter Mitty Tour Boycotts Film Location In The East

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Residents in Seyðisfjörður are surprised why the Walter Mitty tours that went on sale last week don’t include East Iceland,…

Walter Mitty Tours To Iceland

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Icelandic travel operators intend to follow up on the publicity Iceland gets in Ben Stiller’s new film by offering special…

The End Of RIFF?

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An Independence Party councillor opposes to the city council’s decision to stop sponsoring RIFF, saying it might ruin the film…

Mother And Child Held Captive On Christmas Eve

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A man held his one year old child and its mother captive in her home on Christmas Eve. After a…

Prices Of Alcohol And Tobacco On The Rise Again

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Levy on tobacco and alcohol will increase at the beginning of the New Year, for the seventh time since the…

Warning: Seriously Bad Christmas Weather Coming Up

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Horrendous weather is predicted at the beginning of Christmas, on the 24th and the 25th in most of Iceland. People…

Shortage Of iPads For Christmas

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iPads are sold out at most vendors’ and 1,500 people are on a waiting list for a new iPad, which…

More Daylight Overshadowed By Xmas Blizzard

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Despair not, Saturday was the shortest day of the year and from now on the days will get longer. However,…

Police Tell Asylum Seekers “Go Home”

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An asylum seeker from Afghanistan was told by police “Go home, you don’t belong here” when he was arrested during…

Rabbits Reaching Too Far

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The City of Reykjavík is being pressured by municipalities in the Capital Area to take action against rabbits trespassing by…

Naming Committee Put To Shame Again

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A three year old boy won a case against the Naming Committee in the District Court of Reykjavík on Thursday,…

The 2013 Christmas Comes Straight From The Farm

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Icelanders seem to have ditched the supermarkets for this Christmas, as there’s never been more demand for direct-from-farm food products….

Ásgeir’s Glasgow Concert Gets Rave Review

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Icelandic musician Ásgeir gets four stars out of five in The Guardian for his concert in Glasgow on Sunday evening,…

The Christmas Black Market Booming

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This is the season for black market trade with rock ptarmigan, the game bird essential for some people’s Christmas feast,…

Hunt For Rare Z Bank Notes Is On

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Collectors are now on the hunt for the new 10,000 ISK bank note, after discovering some of them have rare…

Majority Of Icelanders Never Buy Whale Meat

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Only 3% of Icelanders eat whale meat regularly, according to a new survey carried out by Capacent for the International…

Search For A Man Who Fell Overboard Continues

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ICE-SAR units in East Iceland are searching for a man believed to have fallen overboard a foreign tramp steamer shortly…

Ministry The Only Possible Source Of Leak

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A document containing personal information about an asylum seeker, which was leaked to the media last month, is nowhere on…

Two Lottery Players Split A Record High Jackpot

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Christmas has arrived early for at least two people, who split the National Lottery‘s record high jackpot, each getting nearly…

Ben Stiller Hopes To Return To Iceland

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A special screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was held in Smárabíó on Thursday night, for those involved…

Leaked Memo From Ministry Could Lead To Imprisonment

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A Nigerian asylum seeker fears that he will be sent to jail upon arrival in his home country, thanks to…

“Keep The Icelandic Cream Unspoiled”

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There’s no need to worry about Icelandic cheese being made with Irish butter, the main thing is to keep the…

Ragnar Kjartansson Shortlisted For UK’s Biggest Art Prize

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Artist Ragnar Kjartansson is one of ten international artists shortlisted for the 2015 Artes Mundi, the biggest art prize in…

Irish Butter Used In Icelandic Cheese

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Icelandic cheese makers have had to import Irish butter to make cheese, due to the increased consumption of Icelandic butter….

Only One Nomination To Sigur Rós

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The 2013 Icelandic Music Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday; Emilíana Torrini is nominated in four categories, Sigur Rós in…

Herring Not Scared Of The Rolling Stones

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After various attempts to scare it away, the herring in Kolgrafarfjörður won’t budge. Not even the music of The Rolling…

Record Lottery Jackpot Roll Over

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No one won the National Lottery’s jackpot on Saturday night, for the 7th week in a row. This is the…

EVE Online Players Support Typhoon Victims

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EVE Online players raised 22 million ISK for the Icelandic Red Cross to aid the people of the Philippines after…

Julian Assange Fooled?

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Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, might possibly have been fooled to believe he had attained recordings of phone calls from…

Icelandic Leaders Remember Mandela

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The President of Iceland has sent his and the nation’s condolences to South-Africa president Jacob Zuma on the passing of…

Geothermal Water Getting Us Through The Cold

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Iceland is living up to its expectations with temperatures dropping significantly in the past few days, reaching -20°C in some…

PISA Survey Outdated?

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The PISA survey doesn’t measure pupils’ performance according to modern teaching methods, which might explain why Icelandic pupils ranked so…

Tablet Computers In Every Other Home

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Nearly every other household has a tablet computer or 49% of all homes in Iceland. One year ago, 31.8% af…

Of Monsters And Men Go To Studio In January

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Of Monsters and Men have already started working on new material for their next album and recordings will likely begin…

No More IPA Funding Says EU

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The European Commission’s office of enlargement has decided to cancel all projects with IPA funding in Iceland. IPA, or Instrument…

Icelandic Pupils Doing Worse

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Nearly a third of all 15 year old boys in Iceland can’t read for comprehension, according to the latest PISA…

Biggest Cyber Attack On Iceland

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The cracking of Vodafone Iceland’s website on Saturday is the most serious cyber attack Iceland has seen so far; security…

Icelandic Extinct After 100 Years

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There is real danger of the Icelandic language having disappeared in a 100 years time, because we can’t use it…

Gunman Overpowered After Siege In Árbær

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A man opening fire from his apartment in the Árbær neighbourhood of Reykjavík was arrested at his home early Monday…

Vodafone CEO: “Terrible mistake”

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Vodafone Iceland admits to “a terrible mistake” in not encrypting passwords and for not deleting customers’ communication data older than…

Confidential Info Leaked After Vodafone Hacking

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Text messages of Icelandic MPs and ministers are now accessible online, as well as texts, passwords and other personal data…

Suggests Collaboration With Moscow

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Reykjavík’s City Manager proposes the city collaborates with Moscow regarding human rights, focusing on the rights of homosexuals and trans…

The Herring Is On The Move

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Using explosives to scare the herring in Kolgrafarfjörður away seems to have worked so the operation will continue on Friday….

Propose A Change Of Time

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MPs of Bright Future have put forth a parliamentary resolution about changing the clock permanently in Iceland. In their explanatory…

Will Bombing Save The Herring?

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Depth charge will be used in an attempt to scare the herring in Kolgrafarfjörður away in order to avert yet…

Summer Temperatures In The Eastfjords

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The weather station at Dalatangi, on the far east of Iceland, showed 20.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and the temperature…

Fear Of Espionage At Cabinet Meetings

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From now on Icelandic ministers have to leave their cell phones by the door before entering cabinet meetings, a precaution…