What Are Icelanders Talking About?

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Probably the weather, but what else? Way up in the Westfjörds, someone stole a yacht and attempted to sail it…

Over-Budget City Project Could Spell The End For Reykjavik Mayor

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It started innocently and mundanely enough—an old bunker down at Reykjavík’s Nauthólsvík beach was to be renovated, with an estimated…

Food Of Iceland: Lindubuff

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Icelandic candy is a divisive topic. You can find YouTube videos of people from around the world trying Icelandic candy…

The Peacemaker: The Legacy of Haukur Hilmarsson

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It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when Icelanders adamantly believed that protesting was just…

Christmas Goat Returns, Challenging The Fates Once More

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The Christmas Goat is back again, Fréttablaðið reports, ready to face whatever the elements and aspiring arsonists may throw its…

1,500 Tonnes Of Icelandic Whale Meat On The Way To Japan

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Some 1,500 tonnes of whale meat and related whale products were sent to Japan last Saturday, MBL reports. The ship…

Lutheran Minister Believes Separation Of Church & State In Iceland Should Be Examined

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A Lutheran minister for the church in Akureyri (seen above) believes that, in light of recent news that national church…

Yacht Pirate Intercepted In Iceland, Currently In Police Custody

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A man in the Westfjörds reportedly stole a brand new yacht and attempted to sail it away from the country,…

Buy Shit: 66°NORTH Dyngja, CoDex 1962, Sea Cucumbers, Moss Bath Salts, Crochet Stuff

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Whether you need original gift ideas, non-basic souvenir tips, or you just wanna treat yourself to something on payday, here…

Non-Consensual Porn Bill Enters Icelandic Parliament

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A new bill which has been submitted to Parliament would, if passed, make non-consensual porn punishable with jail time. The…

US Marine Corps Believes Russia Could Invade Iceland

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Part of the extensive NATO exercises currently being held in Iceland include an exercise conducted by the US Marine Corps…

Icelandic Police Forced To Pay Damages To Protesters They Spied On And Libelled Against

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Yesterday, in Reykjavík District Court, the Icelandic government admitted fault and paid damages to two protesters targeted by an infamous…

Lawyer For Former Sigur Rós Drummer Issues Demand To Cease Coverage Of Sexual Assault Allegations

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A lawyer for Orri Páll Dýrason, the former drummer for Sigur Rós who quit the band in the wake of…

Icelandic Króna Weakening Again

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The exchange rate of the Icelandic króna (ISK) against larger currencies is weakening, casting a shadow on upcoming collective bargaining…

Kurdish Family, Deported From Iceland, Now Living In A Forest In Fear For Their Lives

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A family of Kurdish asylum seekers who fell prey to the Director of Immigration (ÚTL) once again evoking the Dublin…

Management Reluctantly Warming Up To Raising Minimum Wage In Iceland

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With what looks to be shaping up to be a hard collective bargaining fight ahead, the managing director of the…

Stormy Weather Across Iceland Today

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High winds, rain, and even freezing rain and snow are all on the agenda for Iceland today, especially in the…

Sea Shepherd To Launch Chapter In Iceland

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Sea Shepherd, an environmental activist group that has a long and storied history with Iceland, will be officially launching an…

VIDEOS: Icelandic “Viking Squad” Performs Anti-Terror Exercises With Europol

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The special forces of the national police, most commonly known as the “Viking Squad”, engaged in anti-terrorism drills under the…

Icelandic Prisoners Paid Below Minimum Wage For Contracted Work

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The Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ) believes the Icelandic Prison Service (FMS) is breaking labour laws by contracting out prisoners…

What Have We Won?—Number One For Chlamydia

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The clam. The myds. The Reykjavík Handshake. All of these are terms you can use to describe chlamydia, one of…

Ask A Linguist: Why Does No Icelandic Word Start With “Д?

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One of the first things that stands out about the Icelandic alphabet is the humble “ð”, or “eth”As cool as…

Landmark Gender Equality Law In Iceland Not Producing Significant Returns

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A law passed shortly after the 2008 financial crash which was supposed to strike a gender balance in the directorship…

We Can Do Better: Anna Marjankowska Wants To Fight For Your Rights

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Anna Marjankowska has a lot of irons in the fire. She’s doing extensive work at Andrými, a volunteer-run community activist…