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Killing of Basques Now Banned in West Fjords

A memorial dedicated to the 32 Basque whalers who were killed in the West Fjords in 1615 in what’s known as Iceland’s only mass murder was unveiled in Hólmavík, the West Fjords, on April 22, the last day of winter. At the occasion, West Fjords district commissioner Jónas Guðmundsson revoked the...

Gay Rights Association Sues over Hate Speech

Icelandic LGBT rights association Samtökin ’78 filed charges this morning against ten individuals because of hate speech against LGBT people in connection with the discussion which arose after Hafnarfjörður became the first municipality in Iceland to include instruction about homosexuality in...

Iceland Allocates ISK 10 Million to Nepal

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson decided yesterday to allocate ISK 10 million (USD 74,000, EUR 68,000) to the Red Cross and Red Crescent for humanitarian aid in Nepal because of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which hit the country on Saturday morning.

Snowfall and Impassable Roads in Iceland

Most regions in Iceland have been subject to snowfall in the past days, especially North Iceland. The main roads are being cleared. There are poor driving conditions around Ólafsfjörður, on Tjörnes east of Húsavík and between Þórshöfn and Bakkafjörður.

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Events

Reykjavík Arts Festival

The 29th Reykjavík Arts Festival will run from May 13 through June 7 with an array of events across different genres. Emphasizing new commissions, the performances and contemporary and classical exhibitions will take place in both major cultural...