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Svala Björgvinsdóttir.

Acoustic Version of Eurovision Song Released

Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Iceland’s 2017 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, has shown her versatility by releasing a video of an unplugged version of her song, Paper.

Icelandic Knitting Festival Open for Registration

Iceland has gained a reputation as a bit of a knitting superpower in recent years—in no small part thanks to the ubiquitous lopapeysa sweaters—but also because of the country’s numerous, very woolly, sheep.

Vadlaheidi tunnel.

Tunnel Trouble

It is ironic, yet fitting, that yesterday’s planned signing ceremony for the Dýrafjörður road tunnel had to be canceled due to poor road conditions.

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Þvottárskriður mountain.

Environmental Volunteer Work

Q: I’m trying to find volunteer opportunities for a group of high school students that will be working on a community service project in Iceland in April 2017.

Street Art in Reykjavík

Q: Whilst in Reykjavik I was amazed by the street art and took quite a few photographs. Is the law on street art/graffiti in public places as liberal as it seems?

Seed of the Enada gigas.

Stone Carried by Midwives

Q: When we visited Hveragerði, a local rock collector told us about a stone found in Iceland that was traditionally carried by midwives and given to pregnant women in the olden day

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Embattled Silicon Plant Under More Heat

It has emerged that the Environment Agency of Iceland gave the United Silicon factory in Helguvík official written warning that it was likely to be shut down in a letter dated April 12 this year. The reason for the letter was the release of substances into the environment which could have long-...

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Granddad Beats Bank, Guarantors Gleeful

People who have registered as guarantor on loans to people or businesses that later go bankrupt, can only be chased for the debt within two years, thanks to a Supreme Court judgement last week.

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