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Foreign Workers Needed for Tourism Industry

Thousands of jobs in the growing tourism industry in Iceland will need to be filled by foreign workers, according to Edward H. Huijbens, professor at the University of Akureyri and director of the Icelandic Tourism Research Centre.

Fishing Quota Sold from Grímsey Island

Gylfi Gunnarsson, a fishing operator on Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island, will be forced to sell the 300-ton fishing quota in his possession away from the island because his company is heavily indebted and he has been unable to reach an agreement with the bank.

Car Accident Survivor Thanks Saviors

Alexandra Ósk Magnúsdóttir, whose car overturned near Sandgerði in South Iceland on March 22, thanked the men who saved her life and the lives of her two young children at the fire station in Keflavík yesterday, by presenting them with flowers and engraved shields.

PM Calls for Reform of Iceland’s Monetary System

A report, commissioned by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, outlining the need for a fundamental reform of Iceland’s monetary system, was published today by Progressive Party MP and chair of the Alþingi parliament’s Committee for Economic Affairs and Trade Frosti Sigurjónsson.

Reykjavík Blues Festival Begins

The annual Reykjavík Blues Festival opened on Saturday and runs through April 2. This year’s festival celebrates the 100th birthdays of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.

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Events

Aldrei fór ég suður Music Festival

The twelfth annual Aldrei fór ég suður free rock festival will take place in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords during the long Easter weekend, April 2-4, with concerts, standups and other events. Around 60 musicians are scheduled to perform.

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Fisherman’s Fat

Q: Where might I acquire the old type of fat fisherman used for making their clothing and boots waterproof?