Icelandic Cat Gets Stuck In Mud, Hilarity Ensues

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Many people think being a cat is all sleeping, eating and sleeping some more. However, breaking news from RÚV attests…

Iceland’s Own Paris Commune: The House At Vatnsstígur 4

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If you walk up Laugavegur on a summer day, as you pass the gate that blocks downtown car traffic, you…

The Creator: Iceland’s Birgitta Jónsdóttir On Poetry, Politics, And The Future

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Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelander with international name recognition. Perhaps best known to the rest of the world for creating…

This Day In Icelandic History: Danish Trade Monopoly Begins

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April 20, 1602, was a momentous day in Iceland. It was on this day that the Kingdom of Denmark first…

Icelandic Prison Escapee Releases Statement To The Press: “Be Back Soon”

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Sindri Þór Stefánsson, who escaped from a minimum security prison earlier this week and caught a plane to Sweden, wants…

The Challenges Of That Icelandic Boy Who Built A Lego Titanic

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Brynjar Karl Birgisson, the autistic Icelandic boy who has taken the world by storm with his large scale model of…

More Details On Icelandic Prison Escapee Coming In

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More details are coming in about fugitive Sindri Þór Stefánsson‘s final hours in Iceland before catching a plane to Sweden….

Five Strange Facts About That Icelandic Fugitive You’ve Been Hearing About

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There’s a few details about the story of Sindri Þór Stefánsson, the guy who escaped prison in Iceland and flew…

Bioengineer To Be Deported From Iceland

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An asylum seeker from Norway, who was stripped of citizenship in that country, will be deported from Iceland. Mahad Abib…

Tourist Head: Central Europeans “Fit Well Culturally”, Generally Better For Iceland

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The new director of The Icelandic Travel Industry Association is worried about a decrease in Central European tourists, saying they…

Escaped Prisoner In Iceland Catches Plane To Sweden With Prime Minister

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A man who escaped from a minimum security prison in Iceland managed to catch a flight to Sweden, by sheer…

Whale Hunting To Begin Again In Iceland

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After a two-year break, whale hunting conducted by Hvalur hf. will resume again this summer. MBL reports that the company…

Hazara Asylum Seeker Granted 4-Year Residence Permit

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Ramazan Fayazi, a young Hazara man who sought asylum in Iceland from Afghanistan, was last week granted a four-year residence…

Gálgahraun Nine Trial Begins

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The trial of the nine protesters charged with disobeying police orders in their demonstration against road construction through the Gálgahraun…

Volcanic Pollution In The Air In East Iceland

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Sulfur dioxide levels in Reyðarfjörður reached alarming levels yesterday, and residents are advised to exercise caution. Vísir reports that SO2…

Iceland And NATO To Increase Partnership

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced some new developments in Iceland’s relationship with NATO. According to a statement posted…

Health Minister Agrees With International Drug War Report

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Minister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson told reporters he agrees with a new report from the Global Commission on Drug…

Justice For Iceland’s Beekeepers

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The beekeepers who received half of their ordered bees dead on arrival have been compensated for the damage incurred. RÚV…

Ten Million Raised For Goat Farm

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The general public has shown an outpouring of love and support to save an Icelandic goat farm from closure. RÚV…

Airline Passengers: Your Rights In The Event Of An Eruption

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In the event a volcanic eruption in Iceland disrupts scheduled airplane flights, would-be passengers should know what their rights are….

An Evening For Edward Snowden

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Iceland will be taking part in an international event in honour of whistleblower Edward Snowden tonight. This evening, participants around…

Metal Detector At Parliament

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A metal detector will be set up at the rear entrance to parliament, with additional purposes than was initially announced…

Bárðarbunga Activity Raises Questions

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The Bárðarbunga caldera has sunk by 15 metres, which does not mean an eruption is on the way, but is…

Chinese Ambassador To Iceland Disappears

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The Chinese Ambassador to Iceland left the country last January, and has not been seen nor heard from since. DV…