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Man Turns off Street Lights to See Northern Lights

A man turned off the street lights in the rural community of Kleppjárnsreykir in Borgarfjörður recently so that tourists could get a better view of the northern lights. The man used a flashlight to trick the sensors in the street lights.
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Winter Welcomed with Meat Soup and Ram Groping

Today is the first day of winter according to the Icelandic calendar. As in the past 11 years, it will be celebrated with Meat Soup Day on Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík, where passersby can enjoy a taste of free kjötsúpa, a classic culinary staple, from 2 pm.

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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.

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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.