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Ptarmigan Hunting Season Begins in Iceland

Today is the first day of the ptarmigan hunting season in Iceland and thousands of hobby hunters are expected to head out attempting to catch their Christmas roast. There will be 12 hunting days in total, the next four weekends, Fridays through Sundays.
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Asylum Seeker on Hunger Strike in Iceland

Asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha from Iraq went on hunger strike on Monday after his application for asylum in Iceland was rejected by the Directorate of Immigration last Friday.
A map showing how the lava from Holuhraun would cover the capital area

Holuhraun New Lava Now Covers Entire Capital Area

The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported three days ago. Had the eruption occurred in Reykjavík, the lava would now cover the entire city plus all neighboring communities except Mosfellsbær.
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Changes Proposed to Pricing in Dairy Industry

Sixteen MPs of the Social Democratic Alliance, Bright Future and the Pirate Party submitted a bill in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this week on amendments to the law on price consultation in the dairy industry. The current law is being criticized for hindering competition.

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Events

Reykjavík Comedy Festival

Reykjavík Comedy Festival 2014. The weekend of October 24 at Harpa. Stephen Merchant Star of HBO's Hello Ladies Jim Breuer The star of the cult comedy "Half Baked" and has been named one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand Ups...
Reykjavik Comedy Festival 2014.

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Carl Petersson - A Grand Piano in the Luggage

Swedish pianist Carl Petersson will play a solo piano recital on Tuesday, October 28, at 8 pm at the Nordic House in Reykjavík, Sturlugata 5. The program features Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Alkan and Godowsky.

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Learning Icelandic

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Getting Married in Iceland

Q: I have seen people get married by an Icelandic official/minister at some pretty remote places. Please, could you let me know the best...
Rauðasandur beach in the West Fjords.