News
Four Icelanders Attempt To Break World Record

Four Icelanders Attempt To Break World Record

Published September 20, 2012

Four Icelanders are about to embark on a quest to break a dangerous world record – rowing across the Atlantic without assistance.
The team, called North Atlantic Row, consists of Einar Örn Sigurdórsson, Eyþór Eðvarðsson, Kjartan Jakob Hauksson and Svanur Wilcox, with captain Kjartan Jakob Hauksson preparing them for their shot at a place in the Guiness Book of World Records. As they explain in their own words:

We are a crew of four Icelanders whose goal is to row unsupported from Norway to Iceland, via Scotland and the Faroe Islands in 2013, and then in 2014 to continue to Greenland and Canada. The route covers some of the most difficult seas in the North Atlantic and has never been rowed successfully before.

Vísir reports that the team plan to embark on their journey on May 17 of next year. Guiness judges will be following their progress closely.



News
Iceland’s Press Photos Of The Year Awarded

Iceland’s Press Photos Of The Year Awarded

by

The Icelandic Association of Photojournalists has awarded 6 photographers in 7 categories for Best Press Photos 2014, reports RÚV. DV photographer,

News
Holuhraun Eruption Definitely Over Now

Holuhraun Eruption Definitely Over Now

by

The Holuhraun eruption has ended, reports RÚV. This was officially confirmed by scientists and Iceland’s Civil Protection this weekend, though

News
Police Chief Broke Law In Asylum Seeker Leak Case

Police Chief Broke Law In Asylum Seeker Leak Case

by

The Data Protection Authority (DPA) has ruled that Reykjavík Police Chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, during her time as Suðurnes Police

News
Reykjavík Experiments With Shorter Work Week

Reykjavík Experiments With Shorter Work Week

by

The city of Reykjavík will be making a tentative experiment with a shorter full-time work week for some of their

News
Volcano Has Maybe Stopped Erupting, Not 100% Sure

Volcano Has Maybe Stopped Erupting, Not 100% Sure

by

Víðir Reynisson, Department Head at Iceland’s Civil Protection has told RÚV that although it looks as if Holuhraun has stopped

News
Netflix Coming To Iceland

Netflix Coming To Iceland

by

Sam Film have closed a deal with streaming giant Netflix to bring the service to Iceland, reports RÚV. It is

Show Me More!