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One billion dancing, fighing violence against women.

Dance to Protest Violence against Women

At Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík today, about 3,000 people took part in One Billion Rising, an international event, where people across the globe gather in dance to demand an end to violence against women.

State’s Share in Banks May be Sold

Selling half of the Icelandic state’s share in the country’s banks in coming years could reduce the state’s debt to 10-15 percent of GDP by 2022.


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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Source: The Central Bank of Iceland
Updated: February 19, 2017 04:30

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Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.

Minister Presents Plan to Fishermen

The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.


Police in front of Polar Nanoq.

Extension of Police Custody Requested

Today, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police plans to request an extension of police custody of the man suspected in the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir.



Brighter Days Ahead

If you live in Iceland, you must have noticed that the days are getting longer, but you might be surprised to learn how much daylight we’ve gained since the shortest day of the year.