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Jón Gnarr Finally Gets to Change Name

Former Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr says he will finally get to change his name now that he has moved to the United States, reports. As reported, Jón Gnarr has been trying to get his legal name changed from Jón Gunnar Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr, which he has gone by since he was a child.

Chess Grandmaster Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík

Friðrik Ólafsson, Iceland’s first grandmaster in chess, was given the title Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík at a ceremony in Höfði yesterday. Friðrik, who celebrated his 80th birthday on January 26, was made an honorary member of FIDE (the World Chess Federation) at the same occasion.

Video: Sheep Roundup on Skis with Toboggan

Farmers in the scarcely-populated Árneshreppur in the northeastern West Fjords had to resort to unusual sheep roundup measures while fetching leftover sheep from the wilderness late last month, including skiing with one sheep in a toboggan in tow.

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Björk’s Vulnicura

Björk returns to what she does best with an album to be played in full, whilst clutching a photo of love lost.

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Autumn Tours in Iceland

Q: Are there any tours in late October, early October to the West Fjords, Snæfellsnes and Flatey? I know the weather is also very...

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Aluminum Smelters in Iceland

Q: Where are the aluminum factories in Iceland located? Do Icelanders act to prevent environmental pollution? If so, what has been done to...