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New Study: Icelanders More Anglo-Saxon than Nordic

Icelanders seem to have more in common with Canadians, Brits, Australians, New-Zealanders and U.S. Americans than the Nordic nations, according to a new study carried out by three professors at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Iceland.
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Foxes Increasing in West Fjords Nature Reserve

Last year it was reported that there had been a collapse in the Arctic fox stock in Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West Fjords. A multitude of animals were found dead and only a few cubs survived. However, now the fox stock seems to be recovering.

Tourists trapped in Mosfellsbær.

Tourists Trapped at High Tide in Southwest Iceland

Three tourists became trapped where they had camped on a grassy field by the shore at Tungubakkar in Leirvogstunga in Mosfellsbær, a neighboring community of Reykjavík, on Sunday morning. When they woke up at high tide at 7 am, their tent was surrounded by water.

Features

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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Climate Change

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Iceland to Decrease Emissions by 40 Percent

The government of Iceland announced their climate goals this week ahead of the World Climate Summit in Paris in December. Iceland will be joining Norway and the EU in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared to their status in 1990.

Earthquake

Snæfellsjökull glacier seen from Reykjanes.

Earthquakes Die Down, Eruption a Possibility

The earthquake swarm which began off Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday evening appears to be dying down; seismicity dropped last night and this morning. Due to heightened activity in volcano Eldey off shore, the level for air traffic was raised to code yellow as a precautionary...

tourism

Tourists trapped in Mosfellsbær.

Tourists Trapped at High Tide in Southwest Iceland

Three tourists became trapped where they had camped on a grassy field by the shore at Tungubakkar in Leirvogstunga in Mosfellsbær, a neighboring community of Reykjavík, on Sunday morning. When they woke up at high tide at 7 am, their tent was surrounded by water.

parliament

Geysir geothermal area.

No Conclusion on Charges at Tourist Destinations

Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.

music

Iceland Airwaves in Harpa, 2013

More Artists Announced for Iceland Airwaves

The latest round of artists for this year’s Iceland Airwaves were announced yesterday: Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, JME and Aurora, taking the lineup total to 46 acts including 31 Icelandic artists.

Education

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Reading Campaign Launched in Iceland

The Icelandic Education Testing Institute (IET) has announced the launch of a new program that is to be instituted in all Icelandic elementary schools, and which is aimed at improving reading comprehension among school-aged children.

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