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Northern Lights Likely Tonight

According to the Icelandic Met Office, the next few nights will offer a good chance to see the Northern lights.

Missing Teddy Bear Enjoys Hotel Stay

A teddy bear, lost by a two-year-old Icelandic girl in Sweden last week, spent several days being pampered at a hotel before being returned to its owner.


Record Interest in Icelandic

A record four hundred people have signed up for Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland this fall.


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.


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.


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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Source: The Central Bank of Iceland
Updated: September 26, 2016 04:30

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Major Archaeological Find in Iceland

A recent archaeological find in Iceland suggests that the country may have been inhabited as early as the year 800, or 74 years earlier than its official settlement date.




Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

PM to Run for Chair of Progressive Party

PM Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson just announced on RÚV TV that he plans to run against former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson for the position of chairman of the Progressive Party.



Sexual Assault in Vestmanneyjar

A man was arrested and questioned Saturday morning in Vestmannaeyjar islands, suspected of sexually attacking a woman on Saturday morning.