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Yellow weather warning for South and South East Iceland

After a couple of calm weeks, the stormy weather returns with strong winds expected in Öræfi, Mýrdalur and Eyjafjöll today. A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office.

Katla eruption: «We're used to these kinds of news reports»

The Promote Iceland office say they're used to blown-up news about imminent eruptions in Iceland. A Sunday Times article on the weekend received criticism from the volcanologist interviewed in it, saying she was misquoted and that it was factually wrong.
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Katla eruption: «We're used to these kinds of news reports»

The Promote Iceland office say they're used to blown-up news about imminent eruptions in Iceland. A Sunday Times article on the weekend received criticism from the volcanologist interviewed in it, saying she was misquoted and that it was factually wrong.

Northern Lights remain extremely popular with tourists to Iceland

According to the director of Gray Line, Þórir Garðarson, there is no sign of a decrease in tourists visiting Iceland to see Northern Lights.
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Northern Lights remain extremely popular with tourists to Iceland

According to the director of Gray Line, Þórir Garðarson, there is no sign of a decrease in tourists visiting Iceland to see Northern Lights.

Rain and possible flooding tomorrow morning in Reykjavik and surroundings

Strong winds and considerable rain is expected tomorrow morning with the greatest amount of rain around 20 - 30 km west of Reykjavik.
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Rain and possible flooding tomorrow morning in Reykjavik and surroundings

Strong winds and considerable rain is expected tomorrow morning with the greatest amount of rain around 20 - 30 km west of Reykjavik.

Volcanologist unhappy about Sunday Times Katla report

Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya is very unhappy about a Sunday Times article which appeared this weekend titled "Giant Iceland Katla about to erupt."
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Volcanologist unhappy about Sunday Times Katla report

Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya is very unhappy about a Sunday Times article which appeared this weekend titled "Giant Iceland Katla about to erupt."

Beautiful autumn weather this weekend

Today is a wonderful day for going to the countryside to observe autumn hues in Icelandic nature. Clear skies and sunshine are expected in South and West Iceland today, Saturday.
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Beautiful autumn weather this weekend

Today is a wonderful day for going to the countryside to observe autumn hues in Icelandic nature. Clear skies and sunshine are expected in South and West Iceland today, Saturday.

Bill proposed to lower VAT on tampons and birth control

A new bill proposed by Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir, MP for the Pirate Party, supported by the Alliance Party, Middle Party and People's Party proposes the lowering of VAT for tampons and other menstrual products and birth control.
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Bill proposed to lower VAT on tampons and birth control

A new bill proposed by Þórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir, MP for the Pirate Party, supported by the Alliance Party, Middle Party and People's Party proposes the lowering of VAT for tampons and other menstrual products and birth control.

MP's oppose military practices to take place in Iceland this autumn

"There's nothing positive about military practices," said MP Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir, MP for the Left Green Alliance at Parliament yesterday. Árnadóttir and fellow MP for the Left Greens Kolbeinn Óttarson Proppé spoke in opposition of th
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MP's oppose military practices to take place in Iceland this autumn

"There's nothing positive about military practices," said MP Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir, MP for the Left Green Alliance at Parliament yesterday. Árnadóttir and fellow MP for the Left Greens Kolbeinn Óttarson Proppé spoke in opposition of the NATO military practices set to take place in Iceland in October in November called Trident Juncture.

Reykjavik: Rent goes up, real estate goes down

The index for rental prices in the capital area went up by 2.9 percent in August at the same time that real estate prices went down by 0.1 percent according to new figures published by the National Registry. This is the biggest difference betwen months since
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Reykjavik: Rent goes up, real estate goes down

The index for rental prices in the capital area went up by 2.9 percent in August at the same time that real estate prices went down by 0.1 percent according to new figures published by the National Registry. This is the biggest difference betwen months since measurements began.

Birna murder case soon back to court

Thomas Møller Ol­sen, who was sentenced to nineteen years imprisonment for the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January last year and for a drug smuggling offence will be appearing before the Icelandic national court to whom he appealed the case.
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Birna murder case soon back to court

Thomas Møller Ol­sen, who was sentenced to nineteen years imprisonment for the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January last year and for a drug smuggling offence will be appearing before the Icelandic national court to whom he appealed the case.

Reykjavík is Europe's second most expensive city

According to travel website Wanderu, Reykjavik is Europe's second most expensive city. Monaco is the most expensive. Admission to museums in Reykjavik is 28 times more expensive than in Chisinau in Moldavia, where it was cheapest. The least expensive cit
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Reykjavík is Europe's second most expensive city

According to travel website Wanderu, Reykjavik is Europe's second most expensive city. Monaco is the most expensive. Admission to museums in Reykjavik is 28 times more expensive than in Chisinau in Moldavia, where it was cheapest. The least expensive city in Europe is Skopje in Macedonia.

WOW completes bond offer

WOW air have completed their bond offer and the bond class amounts to 60 million Euros. Ten million will be sold to investors. This has just been announced by the company.
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WOW completes bond offer

WOW air have completed their bond offer and the bond class amounts to 60 million Euros. Ten million will be sold to investors. This has just been announced by the company.

New Mexican restaurant opens in West Reykjavik

Another idea to the increasing flora in Mexican restaurants of Reykjavik opened on the weekend. Chido Mexican grill has opened in Vesturbær, the western part of Reykjavík.
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New Mexican restaurant opens in West Reykjavik

Another idea to the increasing flora in Mexican restaurants of Reykjavik opened on the weekend. Chido Mexican grill has opened in Vesturbær, the western part of Reykjavík.

Space habitats tested out in Iceland

Many factors point to the most viable habitats for people on planets other than Earth being in underground caves. Company 4th Planet logistics have now been working on ways to map out and construct caves on the Moon and on Mars. This work has been done in Ste
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Space habitats tested out in Iceland

Many factors point to the most viable habitats for people on planets other than Earth being in underground caves. Company 4th Planet logistics have now been working on ways to map out and construct caves on the Moon and on Mars. This work has been done in Stefánshellir cave in Hallmundarhraun in Iceland.

Yellow weather warning: snow storm expected on Thursday

The Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday and Thursday. Rain and strong winds are expected with snow in the north. Roads could become impassable and people are advised to follow the forecast closely.
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Yellow weather warning: snow storm expected on Thursday

The Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Wednesday and Thursday. Rain and strong winds are expected with snow in the north. Roads could become impassable and people are advised to follow the forecast closely.

Tourists stranded on Reykjavik islet when observing Northern Lights

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police received notification last night about a group of tourists who had become stuck in Grótta in Seltjarnarnes, West Reykjavik. Grótta can be accessed by foot at low tide but at high tide it's only accessible by boat.
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Tourists stranded on Reykjavik islet when observing Northern Lights

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police received notification last night about a group of tourists who had become stuck in Grótta in Seltjarnarnes, West Reykjavik. Grótta can be accessed by foot at low tide but at high tide it's only accessible by boat.

Majestic iceberg visible from Siglufjörður, North Iceland

A majestic iceberg is now visible not far from the coast of Siglufjörður in North Iceland. The Iceland Met Office received a phonecall from a fishing trawler this morning who spotted the iceberg. Numerous icebergs have been spotted this summer, all of them
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Majestic iceberg visible from Siglufjörður, North Iceland

A majestic iceberg is now visible not far from the coast of Siglufjörður in North Iceland. The Iceland Met Office received a phonecall from a fishing trawler this morning who spotted the iceberg. Numerous icebergs have been spotted this summer, all of them having drifted here from Greenland.

Earthquake felt in Reykjavik last night

An earthquake originating in the Bláfjöll mountains occurred last night at 20:17 and measured 4.2. It was felt in Reykjavik, Hafnarfjörður and Kópavogur and was followed by several smaller aftershocks.
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Earthquake felt in Reykjavik last night

An earthquake originating in the Bláfjöll mountains occurred last night at 20:17 and measured 4.2. It was felt in Reykjavik, Hafnarfjörður and Kópavogur and was followed by several smaller aftershocks.

Rúrik is the cover star of Icelandic Glamour magazine

Footballer Rúrík Gíslason is on the cover of the latest issue of Icelandic Glamour. In the interview he talks about leaving Iceland at age 15 to play football in Belgium and how he returned a broken man.
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Rúrik is the cover star of Icelandic Glamour magazine

Footballer Rúrík Gíslason is on the cover of the latest issue of Icelandic Glamour. In the interview he talks about leaving Iceland at age 15 to play football in Belgium and how he returned a broken man.

Video: Iceland's most famous hot dog stand back in place

Bæjarins bestu, Iceland's most famous hot dog stand has now been reinstalled back to its old location after having to be moved due to construction in the surrounding area.
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Video: Iceland's most famous hot dog stand back in place

Bæjarins bestu, Iceland's most famous hot dog stand has now been reinstalled back to its old location after having to be moved due to construction in the surrounding area.

Island for sale in remote West Fjords

The island of Vigur in Ísafjarðardjúp in the West Fjords is now for sale. MP for the Progressive Party Halla Signý Kristjánsdóttir says that the state should purchase the island as too much land has recently been sold to foreign investors, which is a wo
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Island for sale in remote West Fjords

The island of Vigur in Ísafjarðardjúp in the West Fjords is now for sale. MP for the Progressive Party Halla Signý Kristjánsdóttir says that the state should purchase the island as too much land has recently been sold to foreign investors, which is a worrying development.

Cannibalism in Icelandic folktales investigated

Anthropologist Dagrún Ósk Jónsdóttir has had a close look at cannibalism in Icelandic folk tales and is opening an exhibition called Skessur sem éta karla (ogresses who eat men) at the national library at Spöngin in Grafarvogur, Reykjavik. In most Ice
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Cannibalism in Icelandic folktales investigated

Anthropologist Dagrún Ósk Jónsdóttir has had a close look at cannibalism in Icelandic folk tales and is opening an exhibition called Skessur sem éta karla (ogresses who eat men) at the national library at Spöngin in Grafarvogur, Reykjavik. In most Icelandic folk tales the people who eat others are women and the victims are men.

Bitcoin heist suspects deny all charges

All the suspects charged with the largest data theft in Iceland, including the theft of 600 powerful bitcoin detectors at the end of last year have denied charges.
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Bitcoin heist suspects deny all charges

All the suspects charged with the largest data theft in Iceland, including the theft of 600 powerful bitcoin detectors at the end of last year have denied charges.

Daughter of Stefán Karl publishes You Tube video in his memory

The eleven-year-old daughter of actor and Lazy Town star Stefán Karl Stefánsson made a YouTube video in memory of her father which has already received over 220 thousand views. Stefánsson died of cancer on August 21st.
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Daughter of Stefán Karl publishes You Tube video in his memory

The eleven-year-old daughter of actor and Lazy Town star Stefán Karl Stefánsson made a YouTube video in memory of her father which has already received over 220 thousand views. Stefánsson died of cancer on August 21st.

H&M Home store to open in Reykjavik in October

A 2.400 square metre H&M Home store will open its doors in the Reykjavik city centre on October 12th. It will be located in the new buildings at Hafnartorg square by the harbour.
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H&M Home store to open in Reykjavik in October

A 2.400 square metre H&M Home store will open its doors in the Reykjavik city centre on October 12th. It will be located in the new buildings at Hafnartorg square by the harbour.

Mads Mikkelsen to attend Reykjavik International Film Festival

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be a guest of honour at the RIFF Reykjavik International Film Festival which takes place at the end of the month.
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Mads Mikkelsen to attend Reykjavik International Film Festival

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be a guest of honour at the RIFF Reykjavik International Film Festival which takes place at the end of the month.

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