From Iceland — RVK Newscast 161: Ice Cave Wedding

Photo by
Josie Gaitens

Welcome to an extra-special episode of RVK Newscast, coming to you today from inside an ice cave in Langjökull glacier! Editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson visited the ice cave to discuss the latest in Icelandic news… as well as attend a wedding!

Alda Music, which owns the rights to the majority of Icelandic music, has been sold to Universal Music/Ingrooves Music Group. This means that Universal, which is the largest music label in the world, now hold the rights to 80% of all recorded Icelandic music.

Win a signed copy of the new book by nature photographer RAX! Just sign up for our newsletter here before 1500 Icelandic time on Jan 28th, and answer the question in the next one.

Coronavirus figures continue to be at record levels in Iceland, with 1,558 domestic cases recorded on Monday 24th of January. The majority of these cases are of the omicron variant and relatively few people are becoming very sick when infected. As a result there is discussion around lessoning restrictions soon. Read our latest Covid reporting here.

And finally, we explore Amazing Crystal Ice Cave on the east side of Langjökull Glacier. We’re very grateful to our Amazing guides who took great care of us and made the whole trip possible. Want to see this once-in-a-lifetime ice cave for yourself? Book a trip with Amazing Tours here.

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The newscast is made possible with the help of our friends at Einstök Beer.

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