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Car Accident Survivor Thanks Saviors

Alexandra Ósk Magnúsdóttir, whose car overturned near Sandgerði in South Iceland on March 22, thanked the men who saved her life and the lives of her two young children at the fire station in Keflavík yesterday, by presenting them with flowers and engraved shields.

PM Calls for Reform of Iceland’s Monetary System

A report, commissioned by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, outlining the need for a fundamental reform of Iceland’s monetary system, was published today by Progressive Party MP and chair of the Alþingi parliament’s Committee for Economic Affairs and Trade Frosti Sigurjónsson.

Reykjavík Blues Festival Begins

The annual Reykjavík Blues Festival opened on Saturday and runs through April 2. This year’s festival celebrates the 100th birthdays of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.

Young Man Convicted for Revenge Porn in Iceland

East Iceland District Court handed a 60-day suspended sentence to a 19-year-old last week for distributing naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent. He is to pay her ISK 250,000 (USD 1,800, EUR 1,700) in damages for the act of revenge pornography.

Overnight Stays in Iceland Up 21 Percent

The number of overnight stays in Iceland totaled 5.5 million last year, up 21 percent from the previous year. Stays by foreign visitors made up 80 percent of the total, up 25 percent from 2013. Overnight stays among Icelanders increased six percent from 2013, according to Statistics Iceland.

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Events

Aldrei fór ég suður Music Festival

The twelfth annual Aldrei fór ég suður free rock festival will take place in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords during the long Easter weekend, April 2-4, with concerts, standups and other events. Around 60 musicians are scheduled to perform.

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Fisherman’s Fat

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