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Iceland Allocates ISK 10 Million to Nepal

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson decided yesterday to allocate ISK 10 million (USD 74,000, EUR 68,000) to the Red Cross and Red Crescent for humanitarian aid in Nepal because of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which hit the country on Saturday morning.

Snowfall and Impassable Roads in Iceland

Most regions in Iceland have been subject to snowfall in the past days, especially North Iceland. The main roads are being cleared. There are poor driving conditions around Ólafsfjörður, on Tjörnes east of Húsavík and between Þórshöfn and Bakkafjörður.

Video: Icelanders Mow Snow-Covered Lawn

Friends Jóhann Konráð Birgisson and Finnbogi Helgi Snæbjörnsson shot a video of themselves mowing the lawn of their summer house in Grenivík, North Iceland, on the occasion of the First Day of Summer—despite the lawn being covered in snow.

Sex Education and Gay Rights Row in Iceland on BBC

Hafnarfjörður recently become the first municipality in Iceland to include instruction about homosexuality in sex education. Musician Gylfi Ægisson caused outrage when commenting on Facebook that people should “protect the children” from “the indoctrination … by small but loud pressure groups.”...

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Reykjavík Arts Festival

The 29th Reykjavík Arts Festival will run from May 13 through June 7 with an array of events across different genres. Emphasizing new commissions, the performances and contemporary and classical exhibitions will take place in both major cultural...