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Local elections in Iceland: The current majority might fall according to latest polls

Today will be a busy day for most because not only are the finals in Eurovision tomorrow night, but it is also voting day in the local elections all around the country.

«Iceland only gets bigger with an added destination in the North»

This summer a new route to Iceland opens when Niceair starts their international flights to Akureyri, the biggest city in the North of Iceland. The virgin flight is on June 2nd from Akureyri to Copenhagen in Denmark.
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«Iceland only gets bigger with an added destination in the North»

This summer a new route to Iceland opens when Niceair starts their international flights to Akureyri, the biggest city in the North of Iceland. The virgin flight is on June 2nd from Akureyri to Copenhagen in Denmark.

«Exciting times ahead»

The Icelandic president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his delegation are now on the West Coast in the United States where they have met with a number of Big Tech companies.
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«Exciting times ahead»

The Icelandic president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his delegation are now on the West Coast in the United States where they have met with a number of Big Tech companies.

Top level female athletes can “do both”

The documentary “Do Both” about the female footballer Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and her return to football only four months after giving birth has been released on Youtube and the social media outlets of Puma who is Sara’s sponsor.
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Top level female athletes can “do both”

The documentary “Do Both” about the female footballer Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and her return to football only four months after giving birth has been released on Youtube and the social media outlets of Puma who is Sara’s sponsor.

«Amazing to be on the top of the world»

The foodblogger Berglind Hreiðarsdóttir managed to get to the top of Hvannadalshnjúkur the other day. It is her second attempt, but last time she had to back down because of the weather. She says it is a feeling like no other to stand on the highest mounta
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«Amazing to be on the top of the world»

The foodblogger Berglind Hreiðarsdóttir managed to get to the top of Hvannadalshnjúkur the other day. It is her second attempt, but last time she had to back down because of the weather. She says it is a feeling like no other to stand on the highest mountain in Iceland.

Political intrigue in Reykjavik

The opening gambit of the now fallen majority in Reykjavik was made clear today when Dagur B. Eggertsson, the sitting mayor, announced that they would approach all negiotiations as a united front, minus the Left Green Movement which has already declared that
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Political intrigue in Reykjavik

The opening gambit of the now fallen majority in Reykjavik was made clear today when Dagur B. Eggertsson, the sitting mayor, announced that they would approach all negiotiations as a united front, minus the Left Green Movement which has already declared that they are not participating after losing substantially both in the city and nationwide on Saturday.

Uncertainty level announced yesterday due to earthquakes

In the last week more than 3000 earthquakes have been detected in the last week close to Eldvörp in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system and yesterday the Civil Protection Department of Iceland elevated their alert level to Uncertainty level.
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Uncertainty level announced yesterday due to earthquakes

In the last week more than 3000 earthquakes have been detected in the last week close to Eldvörp in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system and yesterday the Civil Protection Department of Iceland elevated their alert level to Uncertainty level.

The Progressive Party is the winner of the local elections and is in a key position

The Progressive Party is gaining momentum, not only in Reykjavik, but in most places around the country and is clearly the winner of the local elections last Saturday. The biggest changes will be in Reykjavik where the current administration has lost its majo
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The Progressive Party is the winner of the local elections and is in a key position

The Progressive Party is gaining momentum, not only in Reykjavik, but in most places around the country and is clearly the winner of the local elections last Saturday. The biggest changes will be in Reykjavik where the current administration has lost its majority.

Healing the body and the mind in nature

When we hear the word health we often immediately think about our physical wellbeing. Being physically fit and healthy is paramount but mental health is no less important.
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Healing the body and the mind in nature

When we hear the word health we often immediately think about our physical wellbeing. Being physically fit and healthy is paramount but mental health is no less important.

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022

Europe has voted in Eurovision 2022 and most of the votes went to Ukraine. Before the votes from the public came in, it looked like UK might win the competition. But once all the votes were in, Ukraine came out on top.
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Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022

Europe has voted in Eurovision 2022 and most of the votes went to Ukraine. Before the votes from the public came in, it looked like UK might win the competition. But once all the votes were in, Ukraine came out on top.

Big earthquake in Þrengslin in the South

A big earthquake was felt today just before 17:00 o'clock in the Southwest of Iceland, in an area called Þrengslin, a road that leads to Þorlákshöfn, Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri and eventually Selfoss.
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Big earthquake in Þrengslin in the South

A big earthquake was felt today just before 17:00 o'clock in the Southwest of Iceland, in an area called Þrengslin, a road that leads to Þorlákshöfn, Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri and eventually Selfoss.

My home, my vote, my future

My name is David and I am a local. Seltjarnarnes is my home for almost 7 of the 18 years I have now lived in Iceland. Even though I shall always be a „bloody foreigner“, I am as much a „Nesbúi“ as any of the Icelanders living in this town.
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My home, my vote, my future

My name is David and I am a local. Seltjarnarnes is my home for almost 7 of the 18 years I have now lived in Iceland. Even though I shall always be a „bloody foreigner“, I am as much a „Nesbúi“ as any of the Icelanders living in this town.

100 people revisit an old historical murder

There were some procedural defects in the way the so called Sjöundá Farm criminal case was handled back in 1802. For example, today a priest would never be used in order to force confessions as was done back in the day.
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100 people revisit an old historical murder

There were some procedural defects in the way the so called Sjöundá Farm criminal case was handled back in 1802. For example, today a priest would never be used in order to force confessions as was done back in the day.

A Spanish tourist almost drowned at Reynisfjara Black Sand beach

An ambulance was called to Reynisfjara Black Sand beach late Tuesday night when a Spanish tourist was in mortal danger after going into the sea.
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A Spanish tourist almost drowned at Reynisfjara Black Sand beach

An ambulance was called to Reynisfjara Black Sand beach late Tuesday night when a Spanish tourist was in mortal danger after going into the sea.

The prime minister of Iceland assisted an ewe at lambing yesterday

Katrín Jakobsdóttir the prime minister of Iceland is a woman of many skills. Yesterday she assisted an ewe at lambing on the farm Skarðaborg in South-Þingeyjar county in the Northeast of Iceland.
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The prime minister of Iceland assisted an ewe at lambing yesterday

Katrín Jakobsdóttir the prime minister of Iceland is a woman of many skills. Yesterday she assisted an ewe at lambing on the farm Skarðaborg in South-Þingeyjar county in the Northeast of Iceland.

Iceland gets into the finals in Eurovision

Now is the time to celebrate in Iceland because The Sisters got into the finals in the Eurovision 2022 Contest. Their song has been gaining popularity in the last few days and their excellent performance tonight got them into the finals.
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Iceland gets into the finals in Eurovision

Now is the time to celebrate in Iceland because The Sisters got into the finals in the Eurovision 2022 Contest. Their song has been gaining popularity in the last few days and their excellent performance tonight got them into the finals.

Eurovision hits a fever pitch: Iceland is performing in the semi-finals tonight

Icelanders will be glued to the television tonight hoping and praying. The Icelandic band Sisters will play in the first of two semi-finals in Eurovison in Torino tonight at 19:00 Icelandic time.
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Eurovision hits a fever pitch: Iceland is performing in the semi-finals tonight

Icelanders will be glued to the television tonight hoping and praying. The Icelandic band Sisters will play in the first of two semi-finals in Eurovison in Torino tonight at 19:00 Icelandic time.

Rental prices going through the roof

The prices of residential rentals has begun to rise again and with added demand for apartments from foreign workers and tourists it looks like rent might go through the roof. The workers’s union Efling covers the situation of renters in their latest newslet
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Rental prices going through the roof

The prices of residential rentals has begun to rise again and with added demand for apartments from foreign workers and tourists it looks like rent might go through the roof. The workers’s union Efling covers the situation of renters in their latest newsletter.

«A rare and an Amazing Sight»

Ólafur Þór Víðisson a guide in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon witnessed a huge piece of the Breiðamerkur glacier break off the other day. He says it is a rare occurrence and all the more exciting because of it.
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«A rare and an Amazing Sight»

Ólafur Þór Víðisson a guide in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon witnessed a huge piece of the Breiðamerkur glacier break off the other day. He says it is a rare occurrence and all the more exciting because of it.

Much more fun to travel with kids

“It is so much more fun to travel with kids than by yourself. The sheer joy and happiness, all the new discoveries, new skills that the kids acquire that you can see in their big smiles.
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Much more fun to travel with kids

“It is so much more fun to travel with kids than by yourself. The sheer joy and happiness, all the new discoveries, new skills that the kids acquire that you can see in their big smiles.

Running in the Westman Islands

The twenty km long trail run also known as The Puffin Run was launched today at noon in the Westman Islands and has never been more popular than today.
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Running in the Westman Islands

The twenty km long trail run also known as The Puffin Run was launched today at noon in the Westman Islands and has never been more popular than today.

Iceland just might be the dark horse

With Eurovision around the corner temperatures are rising in the country, but the three sisters, Sigga, Beta and Elín, are representing Iceland with the song "Með hækkandi sól" (As Days get Longer).
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Iceland just might be the dark horse

With Eurovision around the corner temperatures are rising in the country, but the three sisters, Sigga, Beta and Elín, are representing Iceland with the song "Með hækkandi sól" (As Days get Longer).

Everything is selling out

Summer of 2022 will be busy in Icelandic tourism and already it is getting difficult to get hotels in some areas as well as rental cars.
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Everything is selling out

Summer of 2022 will be busy in Icelandic tourism and already it is getting difficult to get hotels in some areas as well as rental cars.

DiCaprio invests in VitroLabs – an Icelandic run company “growing” leather

The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is impressed with the startup company VitroLabs which was founded by the Icelander Ingvar Helgason among others.
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DiCaprio invests in VitroLabs – an Icelandic run company “growing” leather

The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is impressed with the startup company VitroLabs which was founded by the Icelander Ingvar Helgason among others.

Zelensky addresses the Icelandic parliament tomorrow at 14:00 PM

Tomorrow, Friday the 6th of May the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, will give a remote address to the Icelandic parliament.
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Zelensky addresses the Icelandic parliament tomorrow at 14:00 PM

Tomorrow, Friday the 6th of May the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, will give a remote address to the Icelandic parliament.

Responsible for Icelandic being in LingQ

He is a computer programmer, a travel guide and a stand up comedian. Rökkvi Vésteinsson is responsible for LingQ adding Icelandic to their choice of languages for people to learn.
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Responsible for Icelandic being in LingQ

He is a computer programmer, a travel guide and a stand up comedian. Rökkvi Vésteinsson is responsible for LingQ adding Icelandic to their choice of languages for people to learn.

Biking to work for twenty years

The health and motivational campaign “Biking to work” was launched this morning at Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo, and this is the twentieth year of the campaign which is meant to highlight ecological and healthy means of transport.
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Biking to work for twenty years

The health and motivational campaign “Biking to work” was launched this morning at Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo, and this is the twentieth year of the campaign which is meant to highlight ecological and healthy means of transport.

Snow greets summer in the north

Residents in the North and East of Iceland were stunned when they woke up yesterday and looked out their windows seeing a wintery scene of white flurry snow on the ground. The first day of summer was two weeks ago so this situation has to be uncommon althoug
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Snow greets summer in the north

Residents in the North and East of Iceland were stunned when they woke up yesterday and looked out their windows seeing a wintery scene of white flurry snow on the ground. The first day of summer was two weeks ago so this situation has to be uncommon although not unheard of in Iceland.

New Laugardalslaug Pool Ahead

A total of 1,100 suggestions for the renovation of the Laugardalslaug swimming pool, Reykjavík, including ones from pool guests, have been received.
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New Laugardalslaug Pool Ahead

A total of 1,100 suggestions for the renovation of the Laugardalslaug swimming pool, Reykjavík, including ones from pool guests, have been received.

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