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Many Ill-Prepared Tourists Rescued from Icelandic Highlands

Too many of those who attempt to hike the Icelandic highlands are not prepared for the conditions they will face along the way, say representatives of the Icelandic Touring Association (ITA).



Hrútar (Rams)

Hrútar (Rams) was released last month at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim, winning its...

A Statue in Reykjavík

Q: Could you please tell me who this statue represents?

It’s me in the photo three years ago in a park in Reykjavík.

Thanks in advance,



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Iceland to Decrease Emissions by 40 Percent

The government of Iceland announced their climate goals this week ahead of the World Climate Summit in Paris in December. Iceland will be joining Norway and the EU in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared to their status in 1990.


Snæfellsjökull glacier seen from Reykjanes.

Earthquakes Die Down, Eruption a Possibility

The earthquake swarm which began off Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday evening appears to be dying down; seismicity dropped last night and this morning. Due to heightened activity in volcano Eldey off shore, the level for air traffic was raised to code yellow as a precautionary...



Geysir geothermal area.

No Conclusion on Charges at Tourist Destinations

Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.


Iceland Airwaves in Harpa, 2013

More Artists Announced for Iceland Airwaves

The latest round of artists for this year’s Iceland Airwaves were announced yesterday: Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, JME and Aurora, taking the lineup total to 46 acts including 31 Icelandic artists.



Reading Campaign Launched in Iceland

The Icelandic Education Testing Institute (IET) has announced the launch of a new program that is to be instituted in all Icelandic elementary schools, and which is aimed at improving reading comprehension among school-aged children.

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