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Ásbrú, the former U.S. Naval Air Station in Keflavík.

US Navy to Return to Iceland

The US military website Stars and Stripes reported yesterday that the US navy is returning to its former base in Keflavík for the purpose of hunting Russian submarines.
Saltkjöt og baunir

Today is Bursting Day

Traditional Icelandic saltkjöt og baunir, salted meat and split pea soup, is eaten in Iceland today to celebrate sprengidagur (‘Bursting Day’).

Gauti Geirsson

New Assistant to the Foreign Minister

A press release from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs states that Gauti Geirsson, a 22-year-old student of engineering management has been hired as an assistant to Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Features

Stopover in Iceland

Q: I’ve got a stopover in Reykjavík on my way to Banff, Canada, on April 17-18 and again on May 2-3 on my return journey. What do you recommend I do or visit during my stopover?

Vopnafjarðarheiði.

Driving in Iceland in April

Q: I’ve rented a 2WD car for April 3-14 for driving the Ring Road. Will a 2WD do or do I need a 4WD? I have no idea about the weather in April.

Waranya, Thailand.

Bakkafjörður

Traveling in Iceland in Winter

Q: I’ll be in Iceland February 26-March 9. What are the best places to visit during that time? My friends and I are going to rent a car to take a round trip.

Icebergs in Jökulsárlón

Q: Where have all the icebergs in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon gone? I can’t see them on the webcam!

Judith, United States

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Reykjavík houses

Cost of Living in Iceland

Q: I’ve recently been offered a job in Iceland and have been looking into the cost of living, which is quite high compared to many other European countries.

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Updated: February 10, 2016 04:30

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Travel

Blue Lagoon

In GPS He Trusts and Gets Lost Again

The tourist who last week became famous for driving all the way to Siglufjörður, North Iceland, looking for Laugavegur, was fooled again Friday by his GPS.

music

Film

Puffin Rock

Icelander Nominated for Annie Award

Icelandic composer Einar Tönsberg has been nominated for an Annie Award for his music in the animated Irish children’s television series Puffin Rock.

handball

Sport

Dagur National Hero in Germany

Icelandic coach Dagur Sigurðsson led his German men’s national handball team to victory yesterday at the EHF EURO 2016 in Poland when the team beat Spain 24-17, making Germans European champions.

Police

TF-LIF Icelandic Coastguard Helicopter

Car Accident in Southeast Iceland

Ring Road 1 is closed by Stigá river, east of the farm Hnappavellir, Southeast Iceland, because of a collision between a truck and a van.

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