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Icelandic Runner Comes Second in Europe Cup

Icelandic athlete Aníta Hinriksdóttir placed second in the 800-m run at the Prague 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships today, qualifying for the semi-finals. Aníta completed the run in 2:01:56 minutes, thereby setting a new Icelandic record and a new European record in her age category...

Icelanders Accused of Anti-Semitism

Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, wrote in a blog entry on Times of Israel on Monday, that “Iceland is more than its tourist posters of geysers, volcanoes, the singer Bjork and the Northern Lights. It has now stretched antisemitism to new outer...

Skiers on Glacier Call Search and Rescue

Two foreign tourists who intended to ski across Vatnajökull glacier called the 112 emergency hotline this morning, requesting assistance getting down from the glacier. Search and rescue picked up their traveling companion on Tuesday after he had fallen ill.

Iceland Muslim Association Unaware of Saudi Funding

Chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson stated that he had not heard of the USD 1 million (ISK 135.5 million) donation from the government of Saudi Arabia for the building of the association’s mosque in Reykjavík until contacted by RÚV’s journalists yesterday...

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Fisherman’s Fat

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Dogs in Iceland

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Sónar Reykjavík 2015

Sónar Reykjavik catered beats, party and confetti for the lovers of electronic music last weekend. Now in its third year, the...