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Pósturinn.

Explosion in Online Shopping

Iceland Post can barely keep up with delivering mail orders arriving from abroad.
Cows

Record Cash Cows, Fewer Farms

Last year saw record sales in dairy products in Iceland, although the number of dairy farms went down by 40 during the same period.

Akranes.

Is Industry to Blame for Blood Cancer?

A University of Iceland hematology professor states there are indications that myeloma is more common in Akranes, West Iceland, than elsewhere in the country.

Snow in Reykjavík.

Fear Drives Housing Prices Up

The price of real estate in Iceland is no longer driven by increased purchasing power, but rather by a lack of housing and the fear that the housing supply will continue to diminish.

Botn, Súgandafjörður.

Avalanche in West Fjords

Three skiers escaped without serious injury after being hit by an avalanche in Botnsdalur valley by Súgandafjörður fjord in the West Fjords last night.

Features

Þvottárskriður mountain.

Environmental Volunteer Work

Q: I’m trying to find volunteer opportunities for a group of high school students that will be working on a community service project in Iceland in April 2017.

Street Art in Reykjavík

Q: Whilst in Reykjavik I was amazed by the street art and took quite a few photographs. Is the law on street art/graffiti in public places as liberal as it seems?

Seed of the Enada gigas.

Stone Carried by Midwives

Q: When we visited Hveragerði, a local rock collector told us about a stone found in Iceland that was traditionally carried by midwives and given to pregnant women in the olden day

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Iceland’s Equal Pay Certificate Bill Gets Attn

The announcement by the Icelandic government Wednesday that it plans to introduce a bill in parliament, requiring companies to prove they pay all employees the same, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality, has received attention world-wide.

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