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Sólheimajökull glacier

Seismic Activity in Katla: Road to Sólheimajökull Closed

Due to the increased seismic activity in Katla volcano, the South Iceland Police have closed the road to Sólheimajökull glacier, a popular tourist destination.
Seismic activity in Iceland, September 30, 2016

Katla Volcano: Civil Protection Uncertainty Phase Declared

The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase due to seismic unrest in Katla volcano in Mýrdalsjökull, as stated by the Scientific Advistory Board of the Department of Civil Protection...

Construction crane accident.

Crane Safety Equipment Tampered With

The construction crane which collapsed in downtown Reykjavík yesterday is believed to have been lifting a much heavier load than it was made to lift in the position it was in.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Moves to Bessastaðir

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid just moved into Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, with their four young children.

Features

Reykjavík International Film Festival

Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) 2016 takes place September 29 to October 10. The festival shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. It highlights...

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

Veröldin er ný album cover.

Happy Whistling Song

Q: Last year I spent a week traveling around Iceland in early October in what was my favorite holiday of all time.

Vestmannaeyjar

Elephant in Vestmannaeyjar Islands

Q: While in Iceland in July, I visited Vestmannaeyjar islands, where we took a boat tour. One of the rock formations, I think it was on Heimaey, looked just like an elephant.

Siglufjörður

Old Siglufjörður Mountain Pass

Q: I will be traveling to Iceland (again) late August, and have been trying to find information regarding Road 793. Is this road OK to drive in a 4x4, and what condition is it in?

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Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

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An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.

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Construction crane accident.

Crane Safety Equipment Tampered With

The construction crane which collapsed in downtown Reykjavík yesterday is believed to have been lifting a much heavier load than it was made to lift in the position it was in.

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