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Askja

Walking Paths in Askja Remain Closed

By Eygló Svala Arn...
There is still a risk of further rockfalls causing tidal waves in Öskjuvatn, the lake in the stratovolcano Askja, and so walking paths around the lake remain closed. Askja is a popular tourist destination in the eastern highlands.
Money - Icelandic Króna

Half of Iceland’s 30 Highest Earners Live in Reykjavík

By Zoë Robert
Of the 30 individuals to have paid the highest tax in Iceland this year, 15 are registered as living in Reykjavík while nine live in neighboring towns: four in Kópavogur, three in Garðabær and two in Hafnarfjörður.
Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Explosion in Apartments for Rent to Tourists

By Zoë Robert
Between 1,500 and 2,000 apartments in Reykjavík, the majority in the downtown area, are currently being rented out to tourists.
Glitnir

Chinese Investors Interested in Icelandic Bank

By Zoë Robert
Chinese investors are in discussions with the winding-up board of the Icelandic bank Glitnir to acquire its stake in Íslandsbanki. Glitnir’s share in Íslandsbanki is estimated at ISK 165 billion.
Skyr

Sixty Million Tubs of Skyr Sold in Nordic Countries

By Zoë Robert
Sales of Icelandic skyr in the Nordic countries are expected to reach roughly 60 million tubs this year. For comparison, around 8 million tubs of skyr are sold on the Icelandic market each year.

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Former Reykjavík mayor, Jón Gnarr, gives a candid inside look into his personal and political life in his memoir.
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