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Sólheimajökull glacier, South Iceland

Iceland’s Glaciers May Expand after Snowy Winter

After the unusually heavy snowfall last winter—20 to 30 percent more snow fell compared to the average winter in the past 20 years—Iceland’s glaciers may expand for the first time in two decades, according to glaciologist Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson at the Icelandic Met Office.
Reykjavík Pride 2014.

Reykjavík Funds LGBT Rights Education

Representatives of the City of Reykjavík and LGBT rights association Samtökin ’78 signed an agreement on Friday including a funding of ISK 15 million (USD 113,000, EUR 102,000) for three years to the association for organizing LGBT rights education in the city’s elementary schools.

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Film

Hrútar (Rams)

Hrútar (Rams) was released last month at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim, winning its...

A Statue in Reykjavík

Q: Could you please tell me who this statue represents?

It’s me in the photo three years ago in a park in Reykjavík.

Thanks in advance,

Patrik

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Buses in Winter

Q: Is there a daily bus service from Reykjavík to Akureyri during the winter months? And I see that the long-distance buses leave from the Harpa Concert Hall Bus station.

Vicks in Iceland

Q: Can you please tell me why Icelandic pharmacies have stopped selling Vicks Vapor Rub? Can I buy it online and have it delivered here?

PJ, Iceland

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Nurses in Iceland Sign New Wage Contract

Representatives of the Icelandic Nurses’ Association and the Icelandic state signed a new wage contract late last night—after 13 hours of talks—including an 18.6 percent salary increase in four years. Nurses will vote on the new agreement by July 15.

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Eiður Smári

Sport

Like Father Like Sons

All three sons of former football star Eiður Guðjohnsen, who played for FC Barcelona among other teams, are now footballers, according to Eiður’s mother, Ólöf Einarsdóttir, who was interviewed on radio station Bylgjan this morning.

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Pirate Party

Pirates Remain Largest Party in Iceland

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.

Photography

Mass herring deaths in Kolgrafafjörður, February 2013.

Photographer Shoots ‘Grisly Scene’ in Iceland

Erez Marom discusses his photo ‘Watery Grave’ of what he describes as a “grisly scene” of the mass herring deaths in Kolgrafafjörður fjord near Grundarfjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, in February 2013, in his latest article on dpreview.com.

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