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Alcoa Fjarðaál aluminum smelting plant

Chinese to Fund New Smelter in Northwest Iceland

Icelandic company Klappir Development and China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction (NFC) signed a declaration of intent on the building of an aluminum smelter in a planned industrial area at Hafursstaðir in Skagafjörður, Northwest Iceland, in Reykjavík on Tuesday.
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Light Rail System to Appear in Reykjavík by 2040

A new agreement on regional planning for Reykjavík and surrounding communities, which was signed by all seven municipalities in the capital region on Monday, includes establishing a light rail system in the region by 2040.

Ring Road 1 Iceland

Tractors Circle Iceland for Charity

Friends Karl Friðriksson and Grétar Gústavsson are currently driving the Ring Road on old Massey Ferguson tractors in support of Vinátta (‘Friendship’), a project launched by Barnaheill (Save the Children Iceland) to raise awareness of and fight bullying.

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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.

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Camper destroyed by the wind.

Storm Tears Camper Apart in Southeast Iceland

It has been stormy in parts of Iceland in the past days. On Tuesday night a camper was quite literally torn apart by the violent wind which raged in Öræfi, Southeast Iceland, as can be seen in a video caught by Guðmundur Ögmundsson.

Animals

Banking Collapse

Former chair of Kaupþing Sigurður Einarsson.

More Kaupþing Execs Jailed

Sigurður Einarsson, former chairman of Kaupþing Bank, has today been sentenced to one year in prison in the so-called 'big market manipulation case' at the Reykjavík district Court. Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson was also found guilty, but was not sentenced on top of the existing prison term he is...

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History

Iceland's national costume

National Museum Collecting Memories of Gender Equality History

The National Museum of Iceland is set to collect artifacts and stories about gender equality in Iceland, from the latter half of the 20th century to today, as part of its commemoration of the 100 years of women’s suffrage in Iceland. The project coincides with, and compliments, the ongoing...

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