Island Life: F-16 Fighters, A Gas Canister Bandit & A Lottery Win - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Island Life: F-16 Fighters, A Gas Canister Bandit & A Lottery Win

Published August 1, 2019

Andie Fontaine

Residents of Egilsstaðir are in for a treat, as five F-16 fighter jets will be conducting NATO exercises in the area in the coming weeks. This involves some 110 US airmen, as well as a number of workers from the NATO base in Uedem, Germany. No word on whether they will be taking us right into the danger zone.

If you plan on camping, be advised that there is a gas canister bandit on the loose who has reportedly stolen dozens of kilos of gas from camping sites across Snæfellsnes, especially in Ólafsvík and Hellisandur. Maybe play it safe and use charcoal, which is better for the environment anyway.

Someone in Iceland is now a millionaire, as a lottery ticket bought in Selfoss paid off for someone who picked four of the five winning drawn. The pay out, with a bonus side-bet, was reportedly just shy of one million ISK. You can’t win if you don’t play!

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