Meet One Of The Last Icelanders To Live In A Turf House

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Elísabet Sveinsdóttir is one of the few remaining Icelanders to live in a traditional turf house, something she looks forward…

Turkish Flag Raised Over Icelandic Government Offices In Act Of Protest

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The Turkish flag was hoisted over Iceland’s government offices yesterday in an act of protest against what friends and family…

Reykjavik Socialists Call For End To Special Bonuses For Councilpersons

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Reykjavík councilpersons receive bonuses for attending meetings that amount to a monthly wage for many city workers. Socialists want to…

Household Water Use During Argentina-Iceland Game Looks Like You’d Expect

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Capital area utilities company Veitur tracked household water usage during the Argentina-Iceland match, and the results are pretty unsurprising. According…

What Are Icelanders Talking About?: Football, Football, Football And Backlash

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It used to be that Eurovision was Iceland’s one and only chance to shine on the international stage. But now,…

Into The Void: A Trip To Hydra Flotation Spa

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I am floating in total darkness; naked, in a formless void where I can’t see, hear, or feel anything. The…

To Be Oneself Again: All Icelanders Are Now Organ Donors By Default

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Earlier this month, Iceland made headlines when Parliament passed into law a measure that officially recognises all Icelanders as organ…

Cashing In And Selling Out: Shady Business In The Tourism Industry

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It’s no secret that tourism has, in just the span of a few years, become one of Iceland’s largest industries….

At The Edge Of The Vanguard: Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir of the Socialist Party

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Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir did not envision herself as a politician. In many ways she still doesn’t; not an establishment politician,…

Icelandic Presidential Chauffeur Position Now Open

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If you have ever dreamed of being a chauffeur — or even better, chauffeur to President of Iceland Guðni Th….

Drag Queen To Be Iceland’s “Lady Of The Mountain” This Year

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“The Lady of the Mountain”, the traditional living symbol of Iceland featured every Independence Day, will this year be played…

Teddy Bears In Ambulances In West Iceland Town

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A fifth grader in west Iceland came up with a clever idea for comforting children who need to take an…

Ancient Artefacts (Nearly) Lost In The Garbage In Iceland

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MBL reports that the National Museum of Iceland received a peculiar phone call the other day, when they were asked…

Icelandic MP Outraged Over Topless Photo Shoot In Parliament

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A parliamentarian for the Centre Party is demanding answers regarding a photo shoot that took place in Parliament which featured…

Iceland Now Forbids Nearly Every Form Of Workplace Discrimination

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Iceland has just passed a landmark law that forbids multiples types of workplace discrimination, with daily fines to be meted…

New Batch Of Icelandic Citizenship Applications Approved

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A fresh round of Icelandic citizenships were approved by Parliamentary committee yesterday, including a few very striking names. Citizenship is…

New Reykjavik Coalition Majority Announced

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A coalition agreement was reached between the Social Democrats, the Reform Party, the Pirates and the Left-Greens for leading Reykjavík…

Iceland’s Men’s Football Team Bringing 2,900 Pairs Of Socks To Russia

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In what is being criticised as excessive and wasteful, Iceland’s team is bringing an inexplicable 2,900 pairs of socks to…

Iceland’s Parliament To Begin Cracking Down On Airbnb

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The Icelandic government has allocated 64 million ISK towards enforcing existing laws for home accommodations, such as Airbnb. Iceland’s Minister…

IKEA And Ólafur Elíasson Team Up For Solar-Powered Gadgets

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The acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist will be collaborating with IKEA for his solar power project, Little Sun, in the hopes it…

British Fighter Jets To Air Patrol Iceland

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The British government will send four fighter jets to Iceland next year, as a part of NATO obligations to patrol…

Ghana vs. Iceland: Gylfi Captaining, Aron Still Recuperating

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Fótbolti.net reports that Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson will be Iceland’s team captain as they play a friendly match against Ghana at…

VIDEO: Iceland’s “Midge Lake” Lives Up To Its Name

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A brave reporter for Iceland’s public broadcasting ran into some technical difficulties when attempting to broadcast from Mývatn, or “Midge…

Icelandic MPs Filtering Out Emails About Vaping

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Members of Iceland’s Parliament have received so many emails objecting to proposed vaping regulations that they have started to filter…