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Hlemmur bus station

Nine Hundred Hotels Rooms at Hlemmur

Five-hundred-and-ninety hotel rooms are set to be built at Hlemmur square in Reykjavík, located just east of the city center, taking the total number of hotel rooms in the square to 900 as of next June.
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the United Nations in New York

Iceland and Suriname to Discuss Violence against Women

Iceland’s Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced during a speech before the United Nations in New York yesterday that Iceland and Suriname, South America, will convene a “Barbershop” conference in January 2015 where men will discuss gender equality with other men, with a special focus on...
Holuhraun new lava river

New Lava Area Continues to Grow

Since Friday, a new lava river has emerged at the Holuhraun eruption site, flowing 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the craters. As a result the area covered by lava is 2 sq km larger.
Seals at the Reykjavík Zoo.

Drones Used to Count Seals

Scientists in Iceland will use drones for the seal count this year, organized by the Institute of Freshwater Fisheries and Icelandic Seal Center. If the method proves successful, it will be added to the usual counting of seals by plane and is hoped to reduce costs.

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Events

Björk: Biophilia Live

The documentary Björk: Biophilia Live by directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, featuring Björk's Biophilia tour, will be screened in the cinema Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík as of September 6.

Reviews

Life in a Fish Bowl

Unlikely friendships form, the underdogs show their true colors and the shooting star takes a stumble. This is the essence of...
Vonarstræti film poster

Reviews

News Muse

Poetry and strange news stories combine to make one humorous debut by Vala Hafstad.
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