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Upcoming Strikes in Iceland, Widespread Effects

After an unsuccessful meeting between representatives of the Association of Academics (BHM) and the Icelandic state at the office of the State Negotiator this morning, it looks as if many of the association’s members will go on strike next Tuesday. Surgeries will be postponed as a consequence....

Hikers Rescued from Iceland Highland Route

Four British hikers contacted the emergency services early this morning. They had intended to cross the highlands by taking the Kjölur road, which is open for cars in the summer, but after four days in snowy conditions they had become cold and exhausted and were unable to continue.

Women Compensated for Swine Flu Vaccinations

Three young women have received approximately ISK 10 million (USD 73,000, EUR 68,000) each in damages from the Icelandic state because they contracted narcolepsy after being given swine flu vaccinations in 2009 and 2010 and now suffer permanent disabilities because of the disease.

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Events

Aldrei fór ég suður Music Festival

The twelfth annual Aldrei fór ég suður free rock festival will take place in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords during the long Easter weekend, April 2-4, with concerts, standups and other events. Around 60 musicians are scheduled to perform.

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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?