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Skaftárhreppur district.

First Homes in Eleven Years

There’s a village in South Iceland where the construction of new homes is big news.

Christmas Market at Elliðavatn

The Elliðavatn Christmas Market opens tomorrow and will stay open every weekend until Christmas, between the hours of 11 am and 4 pm.

The Christmas tree in downtown Reykjavík

Oslo Christmas Tree Lit Sunday

This Sunday, the lights of the Oslo Christmas tree in Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, will be lit at a public ceremony.


Nordic House Christmas Calendar

The Nordic House, Reykjavík, has announced its annual Christmas Calendar―daily performances December 1-23 at 12:34 pm in the building’s Black Box on the lower floor.

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Source: The Central Bank of Iceland
Updated: November 29, 2015 04:30

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Refugees on Lesbos, Greece

Icelandic Red Cross Sends Delegate to Greece

The Icelandic Red Cross has sent a delegate, Páll Biering, associate professor of psychiatric nursing, to Greece. This is the first time this century that Iceland sends a delegate to a country within Europe.


Paris Attacks


Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Icelandic Author Awarded in France

Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson has received an award from the French literary journal Lire for his novel Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (D’ailleurs, les poissons n’ont pas de pieds,The Fish Have No Feet).

Climate Change

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Arctic Circle Opens

President Ólaf­ur Ragn­ar Gríms­son this morning opened the Arctic Circle Conference at Harpa concert hall.