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Iceland Being Explored As Possible Launch Site For Satellites

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The space company Skyrora, in cooperation with Space Iceland, are exploring possible locations in Iceland for testing the capabilities of…

Couple Found Dead In Sólheimasandur, Police Investigating

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A man and a woman in their twenties were found dead, about 150 metres apart from one another, near the…

The RVK Feminist Film Festival Starts Today

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The RVK Feminist Film Festival begins today at Bíó Paradís, and has a fully-packed programme that will extend through Sunday…

PM: “Today We Are All Westfjorders”; Justice Minister: “One House Flooded Is One Too Many”

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In the wake of three avalanches that struck the Westfjords last night, both Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Minister of…

Three Avalanches Strike In A Single Night; One Rescued, Multiple Boats Damaged

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Three avalanches, two in Flateyri in one in Súgandafjörður, across from Suðureyri, struck within very little time of one another…

Storm Days: Frozen Cars, Avalanche Warnings, Power Outages, Snow Tunnels

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The latest weather alert from the Icelandic Met Office shows that storm conditions will persist over the entirety of the…

BREAKING: Hildur Guðnadóttir Secures Oscar Nomination

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News has just come in that Hildur Guðnadóttir has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score for The…

Stranded Air Travelers, One Traffic Fatality, Over Last Weekend

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It was a frustrating weekend for those attempting to drive to, and those landing in, Keflavík International Airport this past…

Gale Force Storm Across Most Of Iceland Today: Travel Dangerous & Highly Inadvisable

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The latest alert from the Icelandic Met Office emphatically advises against traveling for most of the country, with the only…

Trans Iceland Receives Half Million ISK Grant

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Trans Ísland, Iceland’s trans rights advocacy organisation, was awarded a 500,000 ISK grant from the Gunnar Thoroddsen Memorial Fund, the…

The Fun Continues: Stormy Weather Through Tomorrow Afternoon

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If you breathed a sigh of relief as winds began to calm yesterday and this morning, brace yourself: stormy weather…

Mountaineers Of Iceland: “We Clearly Made A Mistake”

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Mountaineers of Iceland, the tour company who took 39 tourists on a snowmobile tour on Langjökull during a blizzard last…

Storm Continues, North Iceland Upgraded To Orange Warning

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Yesterday’s storm, which was initially a yellow alert, continues on today, with North Iceland upgraded to an orange alert, according…

Company Leads Tourists On Snowmobile Tour On A Glacier, Requiring Rescue From Storm

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39 tourists, including several children, needed to be rescued from atop Langjökull glacier yesterday, RÚV reports, when their snowmobile tour…

Icelandair Predicts 25% To 30% Increase In Passengers First Quarter Of 2020

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Bogi Nils Boga­son, the director of Icelandair, predicts that the airline will see an increase of passengers to Iceland of…

Last Poll Of 2019: Conservatives Hit Record Low, Surpassed By Social Democrats

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The Independence Party has reached another record low in terms of levels of support, Vísir reports, according to the latest…

Iceland’s President Will Run For Re-Election

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Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Iceland’s sixth president, will run for re-election this June, RÚV reports, announcing his intentions during the traditional…

New Year’s Eve In Reykjavik: A Busy Night For Police, Firefighters And The Emergency Room

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Rain and wind can be thanked for the distinct lack of air pollution from fireworks in the greater Reykjavík area,…

The Top Five News Stories In Iceland Of 2019

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2019 was an eventful year for news, and some of it was actually good news, too. There were some stories,…

Where To Catch Your New Year’s Bonfire In Reykjavik

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The weather forecast for midnight on New Year’s Eve is predicting rain, but the evening looks to be cloudy with…

New Year’s Eve Weather: Very Cloudy, Very Rainy, Maybe Some Snow

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New Year’s Eve might not be very ideal fireworks weather, if the current weather forecast is anything to go by….

Follow Iceland’s Volcanic Activity In Real Time

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Geology nerds and the simply curious alike can now monitor 32 of Iceland’s volcanoes—most of them still active—in real time….

This Is How The Buses Are Driving Over The Holidays

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Not all of us own a car, but many of us have places to go. For such people, the municipal…

VIDEO: Putrefied Skate For St. Thorlak’s Day Is The Tradition That Refuses To Die

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Today is the Feast of Saint Thorlak, and while in most of the world, this is an obscure saint’s day…

Fireworks: “Never Environmentally Friendly Nor Harmless”, Environment Agency Says

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Pollution from fireworks on New Year’s Eve between 2018 and 2019 was up from the previous New Year’s, RÚV reports,…