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Inflation continues to be steady

The magma accumulation under Svartsengi is now eight million cubic metres and the inflow is steady. This is what Lovísa Mjöll Guðmundsdóttir, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, says to Morgunblaðið.
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Inflation continues to be steady

The magma accumulation under Svartsengi is now eight million cubic metres and the inflow is steady. This is what Lovísa Mjöll Guðmundsdóttir, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office, says to Morgunblaðið.

Sentenced to probation

The captain of the cargo ship Longdawn has been sentenced to 12 months' probation. The captain of the ship has been sentenced to 8 months' probation. They steered the ship when it collided with the coastal fishing boat Hadda.
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Sentenced to probation

The captain of the cargo ship Longdawn has been sentenced to 12 months' probation. The captain of the ship has been sentenced to 8 months' probation. They steered the ship when it collided with the coastal fishing boat Hadda.

“He seems to have escaped incredibly well”

A truck collapsed around 6 pm on the Ring Road in South Iceland, near the road to Reynisfjara black beach. One person was in the car, but he is not badly injured.
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“He seems to have escaped incredibly well”

A truck collapsed around 6 pm on the Ring Road in South Iceland, near the road to Reynisfjara black beach. One person was in the car, but he is not badly injured.

«Ukraine belongs among the NATO member states»

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says there is a strong solidarity between the countries at the NATO summit in Washington, DC. NATO is now the strongest defence alliance in history, 75 years after the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949. It is als
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«Ukraine belongs among the NATO member states»

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says there is a strong solidarity between the countries at the NATO summit in Washington, DC. NATO is now the strongest defence alliance in history, 75 years after the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949. It is also clear that the European leaders can agree that assistance was delivered to Ukraine too late and that Ukraine should, indeed, be a member of NATO.

First woman in the world to lift the «Fullsterkur» stone in Iceland

Sandra Bradley, a German power-lifter, became the first woman in the world to lift the massive, 154 kilo/340 lbs. “Fullsterkur” stone on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
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First woman in the world to lift the «Fullsterkur» stone in Iceland

Sandra Bradley, a German power-lifter, became the first woman in the world to lift the massive, 154 kilo/340 lbs. “Fullsterkur” stone on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

«We need to ask ourselves about Iceland’s security and defense interests»

The foreign minister Þórdís Kol­brún Reyk­f­jörð­ Gyl­fa­dóttir­ says the current international situation makes the power of NATO, the commitments of the member states and their close co-operation more important than ever.
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«We need to ask ourselves about Iceland’s security and defense interests»

The foreign minister Þórdís Kol­brún Reyk­f­jörð­ Gyl­fa­dóttir­ says the current international situation makes the power of NATO, the commitments of the member states and their close co-operation more important than ever.

New danger assessment – continuing lava accumulation

Inflation under Svartsengi is continuing and has been at a similar rate in the last few days. A satellite image from Sentinel 1 from June 25 to July 7 shows the same pattern. Model calculations indicate that magma flow is higher now than before the eruption o
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New danger assessment – continuing lava accumulation

Inflation under Svartsengi is continuing and has been at a similar rate in the last few days. A satellite image from Sentinel 1 from June 25 to July 7 shows the same pattern. Model calculations indicate that magma flow is higher now than before the eruption on May 29. This data indicates that another magma outburst and/or eruption is likely in the coming weeks or months.

Extreme rainfall and a heat wave in the cards

A wave of warm air is entering Iceland from the southwest on Thursday, coming from North America, as meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson reports on Blika.is, citing a map from the Icelandic Met Office.
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Extreme rainfall and a heat wave in the cards

A wave of warm air is entering Iceland from the southwest on Thursday, coming from North America, as meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson reports on Blika.is, citing a map from the Icelandic Met Office.

Inflation ongoing - a new hazard assessment will be carried out tomorrow

Inflation on the Reykjanes peninsula continues to move along the same path as before the weekend, indicating a volcanic eruption in a few weeks according to Einar Hjörleifsson, a natural hazard expert at the Iceland Met Office.
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Inflation ongoing - a new hazard assessment will be carried out tomorrow

Inflation on the Reykjanes peninsula continues to move along the same path as before the weekend, indicating a volcanic eruption in a few weeks according to Einar Hjörleifsson, a natural hazard expert at the Iceland Met Office.

Iceland is at the top in the World Senior Team Championship 2024

Iceland’s team is at the top of the Icelandic national chess team in the 50 and older category, after a 4-0 victory over Canada in the sixth round yesterday. The tournament will take place 2-11 July in Krakow, Poland.
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Iceland is at the top in the World Senior Team Championship 2024

Iceland’s team is at the top of the Icelandic national chess team in the 50 and older category, after a 4-0 victory over Canada in the sixth round yesterday. The tournament will take place 2-11 July in Krakow, Poland.

«I admit that I was quite stressed»

Árdís Lára Gísladóttir and Ásta Katrín Helgadóttir, from Suðurnes exceeded everyone’s expectations when they became world champions in a new sport called Hyrox, the first competition was held in Germany in 2017. The competition now was held in Nic
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«I admit that I was quite stressed»

Árdís Lára Gísladóttir and Ásta Katrín Helgadóttir, from Suðurnes exceeded everyone’s expectations when they became world champions in a new sport called Hyrox, the first competition was held in Germany in 2017. The competition now was held in Nice in southern France, and the sport is getting hugely popular all over the world. In Hyrox, the participants take on eight training tasks and run a kilometre between each task.

Charges for visiting Dynjandi waterfall

Service charges have been introduced at the waterfall Dynjandi near Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords. The charges are paid for each parked car, according to the Environment Agency’s tariff in summer 2024.
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Charges for visiting Dynjandi waterfall

Service charges have been introduced at the waterfall Dynjandi near Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords. The charges are paid for each parked car, according to the Environment Agency’s tariff in summer 2024.

The man has been found

The hiker that emergency responders have sought today was found at four o’clock yesterday in Suðursveit.
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The man has been found

The hiker that emergency responders have sought today was found at four o’clock yesterday in Suðursveit.

It will be more difficult to protect the Blue Lagoon in a new eruption

If another eruption occurs this summer in the Sundhnúkagígar crater row system, volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson expects a similar eruption to the one that has happened.
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It will be more difficult to protect the Blue Lagoon in a new eruption

If another eruption occurs this summer in the Sundhnúkagígar crater row system, volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson expects a similar eruption to the one that has happened.

Searching for a hiker in Skálafellsjökull glacier

A search has been launched for a hiker in the Skálafellsjökull glacier in Vatnajökull. A helicopter of the Icelandic Coast Guard has been activated.
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Searching for a hiker in Skálafellsjökull glacier

A search has been launched for a hiker in the Skálafellsjökull glacier in Vatnajökull. A helicopter of the Icelandic Coast Guard has been activated.

Kerecis optimistic for innovation award

Kerecis CEO Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson is moderately optimistic about winning the prestigious European Inventor Award next week, for his groundbreaking invention of using fish skin for healing wounds and sores.
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Kerecis optimistic for innovation award

Kerecis CEO Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson is moderately optimistic about winning the prestigious European Inventor Award next week, for his groundbreaking invention of using fish skin for healing wounds and sores.

“I will kill you and your family”

“I will kill you and your family,” he said several times during the hearing in Reykjanes District Court yesterday. “You never know where you have him, he has a great violent mind, so I took these threats very seriously,” said a police officer who test
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“I will kill you and your family”

“I will kill you and your family,” he said several times during the hearing in Reykjanes District Court yesterday. “You never know where you have him, he has a great violent mind, so I took these threats very seriously,” said a police officer who testified in court in the case of Mohamad Kourani today.

Sales of electric cars have collapsed

New registrations of electric passenger cars in Iceland were about 76% fewer in the first half of 2022 than in the same period last year. This can be read from the figures from the Icelandic Transport Authority when looking at only electric cars.
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Sales of electric cars have collapsed

New registrations of electric passenger cars in Iceland were about 76% fewer in the first half of 2022 than in the same period last year. This can be read from the figures from the Icelandic Transport Authority when looking at only electric cars.

Updated risk assessment: Another eruption likely in coming weeks

The speed of the inflation is higher than before the eruption on May 29 and is at a similar rate as at the beginning of the year. There is a chance of another magma-run and the likelihood of another volcanic eruption in the coming weeks and months.
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Updated risk assessment: Another eruption likely in coming weeks

The speed of the inflation is higher than before the eruption on May 29 and is at a similar rate as at the beginning of the year. There is a chance of another magma-run and the likelihood of another volcanic eruption in the coming weeks and months.

Saved a man northwest of Grótta lighthouse

The Icelandic Coast Guard received a call about a coastal fishing boat that was caught in a leak just before eleven o’clock last night. One man was on board and he was taken to the hospital.
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Saved a man northwest of Grótta lighthouse

The Icelandic Coast Guard received a call about a coastal fishing boat that was caught in a leak just before eleven o’clock last night. One man was on board and he was taken to the hospital.

A cyclist dressed in all black is escorted through the tunnel by the police

Just now, the road agency IRCA received a report about a cyclist in the Hvalfjörður tunnel. The police went to meet him in the tunnel followed him out. The tunnel has not been closed and will likely not be.
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A cyclist dressed in all black is escorted through the tunnel by the police

Just now, the road agency IRCA received a report about a cyclist in the Hvalfjörður tunnel. The police went to meet him in the tunnel followed him out. The tunnel has not been closed and will likely not be.

Seasonal work was pushed back due to the cold front in early June

Recently, the weather gods have given us a glimpse of what a good Icelandic summer offers. Chairman of the Farmers’ Association Trausti Hjálmarsson says all the seasonal work is being done later this summer due to the cold weather in the beginning of June.
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Seasonal work was pushed back due to the cold front in early June

Recently, the weather gods have given us a glimpse of what a good Icelandic summer offers. Chairman of the Farmers’ Association Trausti Hjálmarsson says all the seasonal work is being done later this summer due to the cold weather in the beginning of June.

Sees another possible scenario in the Sundhnúkagígar crater row systsem

Volcanologist Þor­vald­ur Þór­ðar­son accepts the announcement by the Icelandic Met Office of increased inflation at Sund­hnúkagígar crater row with reservations. He doesn’­t think­ that a volcanic eruption will occur in the area any time soon.
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Sees another possible scenario in the Sundhnúkagígar crater row systsem

Volcanologist Þor­vald­ur Þór­ðar­son accepts the announcement by the Icelandic Met Office of increased inflation at Sund­hnúkagígar crater row with reservations. He doesn’­t think­ that a volcanic eruption will occur in the area any time soon.

A lot of cruise ships coming to Ísafjörður

This summer, a lot of tourists on cruise ships are expected to arrive in Ísafjörður. This week, thousands of tourists will arrive in Ísafjörður, most of whom were due to arrive on July 4, or about nine thousand. This is what Hilmar Kristjánsson Lyngmo
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A lot of cruise ships coming to Ísafjörður

This summer, a lot of tourists on cruise ships are expected to arrive in Ísafjörður. This week, thousands of tourists will arrive in Ísafjörður, most of whom were due to arrive on July 4, or about nine thousand. This is what Hilmar Kristjánsson Lyngmo, the harbor manager of Ísafjörður, says to Morgunblaðið.

A Viking ship gets a new lease on life

A large Viking ship has recently been put up at Hjörleifshöfði in Mýrdalssandur. The ship is operated by the tourism company Viking Park Iceland, which aims to build up historical and cultural tourism at Hjörleifshöfði and Hafursey.
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A Viking ship gets a new lease on life

A large Viking ship has recently been put up at Hjörleifshöfði in Mýrdalssandur. The ship is operated by the tourism company Viking Park Iceland, which aims to build up historical and cultural tourism at Hjörleifshöfði and Hafursey.

Designs clothes with intricate patterns but wears mostly black himself

Sævar Markús Óskarsson runs the Icelandic fashion house SÆVAR MARKÚS. He doesn’t just design the clothes in the collection, he also designs the materials. He takes great pride in patterns and designs. Sometimes he works at Apotek Atelier on Laugavegur
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Designs clothes with intricate patterns but wears mostly black himself

Sævar Markús Óskarsson runs the Icelandic fashion house SÆVAR MARKÚS. He doesn’t just design the clothes in the collection, he also designs the materials. He takes great pride in patterns and designs. Sometimes he works at Apotek Atelier on Laugavegur where he sells his products alongside Halldóra Sif, who runs the Icelandic fashion house Sif Benedicta.

New magma run or another volcanic eruption likely in the next weeks

Inflation in Svartsengi is continuing at an increasing rate and a new magma-run or volcanic eruption is likely in the coming weeks.
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New magma run or another volcanic eruption likely in the next weeks

Inflation in Svartsengi is continuing at an increasing rate and a new magma-run or volcanic eruption is likely in the coming weeks.

Growing rhubarb indoors up north

In Húnaþing vestra, the development of indoor cultivation of rhubarb has begun. There are no examples of this cultivation method used in Iceland.
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Growing rhubarb indoors up north

In Húnaþing vestra, the development of indoor cultivation of rhubarb has begun. There are no examples of this cultivation method used in Iceland.

Total cost of the defense walls close to ISK 7 billion

Minister of Justice Gudrún Hafsteinsdóttir has authorized the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police to begin work on raising and strengthening defense walls in the vicinity of Grindavík. The total cost of the parks is estimated to be ISK 7 billion.
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Total cost of the defense walls close to ISK 7 billion

Minister of Justice Gudrún Hafsteinsdóttir has authorized the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police to begin work on raising and strengthening defense walls in the vicinity of Grindavík. The total cost of the parks is estimated to be ISK 7 billion.