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This Weekend In Weather; Warm, Windy and Maybe A Little Bit Wet

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In what comes as no surprise to anyone, the weather this weekend will fluctuate as usual. It’s expected to warm…

Hundreds Of Citizens Evacuated From Seyðisfjörður Due To High Landslide Risk

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Around 100 residents living in Seyðisfjörður will be evacuated from their homes due to a high risk of landslides. Kristján…

Shed Load On Southern Road

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A vehicle shed its load on a road in south Iceland yesterday evening. The load—a wooden shed—was discovered by local…

Part Of Route 1 Closed Due To Flooding Danger

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A large portion of the northeast section of Route 1—also known as the Ring Road—has been closed due to the…

This Week In Weather: Rising Temperatures With Some Mild Snow Showers

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After a cold but bright weekend, the Meteorological Office predicts a right southerly change of wind direction that will potentially…

The Coming Weekend In Weather: Cold, But Mostly Sunny With Mild Winds

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If the high winds this past week have gotten you down, take heart: the weekend looks to be shaping things…

Quarantine Travel Regulations To Be Reviewed

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Following Saturday’s fatal road traffic accident in the Westfjords, Icelandic Civil Protection authorities will review the quarantine rules for arriving…

Avalanches Close Roads In North Iceland, Met Office Issues Warning

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Avalanches on the Tröllaskagi peninsula in northern Iceland closed roads yesterday, but there were no reports of injury or damage to…

Murder And Aliens And Elves, Oh My! A Trip To Hjörleifshöfði

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Hjörleifshöfði is a curious place. At once bleak and majestic, the vast black sands and sweeping panoramas tell ancient and…

Reading Too Much Into The Icelandic Book Prize Nominees 2021

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In Iceland, you can be sure that two things happen every year in January: bad weather and the Icelandic Book…

Möller Records 10 Years Old: Electro Poets Of The 21st Century

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Through almost 100 albums over a span of 10 years, Möller Records has delivered cutting-edge premium electronic music to a…

Yellow Warning In Effect For East Iceland

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A yellow alert is in effect for the East Fjords, effective for the entirety of Saturday. As this warning forecasts…

Severe Storm Warning For East Iceland Tomorrow

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The Icelandic Met Office has issued some severe storm warnings for the eastern half of the country, bringing with them…

Poor Air Quality Due To Firework Pollution and Weather Conditions

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Vísir reports that poor air quality is to be expected as many people will continue to set off fireworks throughout…

The Year’s News In Review: Things Could Certainly Have Been Better

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So, how about this year? It wasn’t a very good one, was it? If nothing else, though, it was certainly…

More Seyðisfjörður Returns, Man Arrested For “Threatening” Prime Minister Comes Forward

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Anywhere from 80 to 100 people will be allowed to return to Seyðisfjörður, RÚV reports, as an additional small area…

Happy Grapemas! Win Two Tickets To FlyOver Iceland!

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It’s Christmas! And what does that mean? It means it’s time to give YOU, our readers, some goodies! Tag a…

Sigur Rós Survives: Endings, Eddas And ‘Odin’s Raven Magic’

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The end is nigh. You feel it in your bones. Each time you read the news, each time your phone…

Seyðisfjörður Residents May Not Be Able To Return Home Today

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RÚV reports that Seyðisfjörður residents may not be able to return home today to care for their houses. The East…

RVK Newscast #57: Swimming Pools Opening Up & Book Sales Up The Roof

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The Minister of Health announced the new gathering ban restrictions. Not much changed, but now we can go to swimming…

Strong Aurora Forecast Tonight

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The aurora forecast for tonight is at 5 or ‘High’ on the 9 point scale. Between 3 and 4 AM…