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Sound of Bárðarbunga.

What Does an Earthquake Sound Like?

What do earthquakes and music have in common? A lot, says musician Halldór Eldjárn. He has set up a webpage where he has converted the earthquakes from Bárðarbunga volcano to music. The Reykjavík Jazz Festival ends today and thus the experiment is very timely.
The Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010

Disruption to Air Traffic Could be Significant

A volcanic eruption in Bárðarbunga could have a great an impact on air travel as the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption did, according to Friðþór Eydal, a spokesperson for ISAVIA, the company which operates airports in Iceland.
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Icelandic Naming Committee Rejects Clinton

The Icelandic Naming Committee rejected the name Clinton at its recent meeting. The committee made several rulings on July 30, most of which were positive, but Clinton was rejected as a middle name on the basis that it is not considered derived from local roots.
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Party Members Declare Support for Interior Minister

Independence Party MPs declared their support for Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir at a party meeting in Vestmannaeyjar yesterday. Hanna Birna has been under fire in recent months following the leak of information about an asylum seeker from her ministry in November.

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Events

Reykjavík Culture Night

Reykjavík Culture Night will be held for the nineteenth time on August 23, 2014. The event, which is both created and enjoyed by city residents, takes place all across Reykjavík.

Reviews

Reykjavík Walks

In Reykjavík Walks , Icelandic historian Guðjón Friðriksson guides you around the streets of downtown Reykjavík.
Reykjavík Walks book cover

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