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Höskuldur Þórhallsson

Progressive Party MP Takes on Former PM

MP for the Progressive Party Höskuldur Þórhallsson has announced that he will run against the party’s chair, former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, as leader of the Northeast constituency.
Money - Icelandic Króna

Kaupþing Confirms Controversial Bonuses

The general assembly of holding company Kaupþing, previously the defunct Icelandic bank, approved a proposal last night on paying bonuses of up to ISK 1.5 billion (USD 13 million, EUR 12 million) combined to key employees. Some of these employees will receive bonuses of around ISK 100 million (...

North Aurora Exclusive Baths.

Northern Lights Midnight Baths Open

The North Aurora Exclusive Baths, in Laugar in the rural Reykjadalur valley in Northeast Iceland, will open September 1. The local swimming pool and two hot tubs will be open from 10 pm to 1 am, where visitors can float while watching the starry skies and/or northern lights.

Plain Vanilla Closes Shop, Lays off Staff

All 36 employees of Plain Vanilla in Iceland have been laid off, as confirmed by the gaming company’s CEO Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson. Plain Vanilla will be closed, although bankruptcy will be tried to be avoided, mainly to guarantee that all employees will have their term of notice paid in full....

Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir on Kastljós.

Mistake at Hospital Caused Newborn’s Death

Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir discussed the death of their newborn son Nói Hrafn on January 8, 2015 on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós yesterday. His death was caused by a series of mistakes at Landspítali National University Hospital.

Features

Vestmannaeyjar

Elephant in Vestmannaeyjar Islands

Q: While in Iceland in July, I visited Vestmannaeyjar islands, where we took a boat tour. One of the rock formations, I think it was on Heimaey, looked just like an elephant.

Siglufjörður

Old Siglufjörður Mountain Pass

Q: I will be traveling to Iceland (again) late August, and have been trying to find information regarding Road 793. Is this road OK to drive in a 4x4, and what condition is it in?

Traditional Icelandic food

Icelandic Recipes

Q: My family and I just got back from Iceland, and we are looking for recipes for Icelandic lobster soup and bean soup.

Kolaportið

Thrift Stores in Reykjavík

Q: Are there thrift stores in Reykjavík? Do you have any recommendations for places to buy Icelandic wool items second hand?

Diane, US

Látrabjarg

Road Conditions in the West Fjords

Q: Have the roads to Látrabjarg cliff, Route 612, and to Rauðasandur beach, Route 616, the West Fjords, improved since the last time we came, approximately five years ago?

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Animals

Cows

Crazy Cow Attacks Farmer

“I thought my days were numbered,” stated María Jóhannsdóttir, cattle farmer at the farm Kúskerpi in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, after being attacked by a cow, which was about to calve.

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Earthquake

The eruption in Holuhraun on September 3, 2014.

Bárðarbunga Volcano Trembles

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was picked up by sensors 5.7 km (35 miles) northeast of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier in the northern highlands at approximately 1:30 pm today. Bárðarbunga caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption.

Olympics

Guðmundur Guðmundsson, coach of the Danish national team in men's handball.

Sport

Icelandic Coach Wins Gold with Danish Team

Guðmundur Guðmundsson, the Icelandic coach of the Danish national team in men’s handball, led his players to victory against France in the Olympic finals in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, 28:26. Denmark has never won the Olympic gold before.

Police

From Justin Bieber's video to 'I'll Show You.'

Tourism Rep Criticizes Plane Wreck Landowners

Managing director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Helga Árnadóttir said the landowners of Sólheimasandur—where the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck of Justin Bieber and Shah Rukh Khan fame is located—should have called the police instead of fining the tourist who drove there...

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