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Jökulsá á Fjöllum bridge

Bridge to Be Redesigned to Withstand Bárðarbunga Flood

In light of the ongoing threat of a sub-glacial eruption in Bárðarbunga, which would lead to massive flooding, the Icelandic Road Administration has decided to redesign a new planned bridge over the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum at Grímsstaðir.
TeamGym2014 women's final.

Photos: Magic in the Air at TeamGym 2014

There was certainly excitement in the air in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena on Saturday with gymnasts often leaving spectators stunned with their skills. While loyally supporting their teams, people couldn’t help but cheer for all contestants as they performed near magic.
Police car

Iceland to Pay for Delivery of Machine Guns

Chief Superintendent​ Jónas F. Bjatmarz said in an interview with news magazine Kastljós on national broadcaster RÚV last night that he was responsible for ordering the 210 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns from the Norwegian army.

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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.

Events

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.