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Norwegian Finds Icelandic Message-in-a-Bottle

When Geir Ola Korsnes from Tofterøy in Sund near Bergen in West Norway found his boat smashed up by a storm, he also found a plastic bottle with a letter inside. The letter had been written by 11-year-old Björgvin Matthías from Skagaströnd in North Iceland on April 1, 1999.

ISK 20 Million Raised for Syrian Refugees

UNICEF in Iceland and Fatímusjóðurinn have raised ISK 20 million (USD 147,000, EUR 135,000) for the education of Syrian refugee children. The money will be used to run a center for information education for 350 children in Jordan.

Ski Resorts Open across Iceland

Spring isn’t quite here yet, judging by the recent snowfall. While some have grown tired of the snow, others are happy to hit the slopes; ski resorts will be open across the country today. Outside Reykjavík, most slopes in Bláfjöll and Skálafell will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

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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?