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Icelandic Siblings Turn 1,000 Years Old

The 16 siblings from the farm Kjóastaðir in Biskupstungur, South Iceland, the oldest of whom is 73 and the youngest of whom, Sigríður Jónasdóttir, turned 48 on Tuesday, have reached the milestone of becoming 1,000 years old when their ages are combined.
Northern Lights and Hekla Eruption

The Great Volcanoes: Hekla

The paradox of an eruption is that it can be beautiful and destructive at the same time. The most famous volcano in Iceland, historically speaking, is probably Hekla.
From the film Boyhood.

RIFF Releases 2014 Program

The Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) released its 2014 program at a press conference yesterday. The event, which this year takes place between September 25 and October 5, showcases over 100 dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries.
Holuhraun eruption lava

Holuhraun Lava Could Fill All Buildings in Iceland

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson estimates that 200-250 million cubic meters (7.1-8.8 billion cubic feet) of lava have been emitted by the Holuhraun eruption. For comparison, according to the National Registry, the combined space of all buildings in Iceland is 148 million cubic meters.
Transport vessel Akrafell runs aground in East Iceland.

Another Ship Runs Aground, Akrafell’s Future Uncertain

Cargo ship Green Freezer ran aground on a skerry by Fáskrúðsfjörður, the East Fjords, yesterday evening. An attempt will be made to tow it loose at high tide tonight. Another transport vessel, Akrafell , ran aground at a similar location recently, the future of which is uncertain.

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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

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Eruption Travel Advice

Q: What travel advice do you have for visitors to Iceland given the unknown nature of the volcanic eruption and possibly a “big” one at...
The glow from the Holuhraun eruption and a cloud tainted blue.

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News Muse

Poetry and strange news stories combine to make one humorous debut by Vala Hafstad.
News Muse book cover

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Eruption Webcam

Q: There is some sort of vehicle visible on the Míla Bárðarbunga 1 webcam. Do you know what it is?
A radar for monitoring ash dispersal at Bárðarbunga.

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