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Netflix Officially Coming to Iceland

Sam Film has completed a contract with the entertainments company Netflix, meaning that Iceland can expect to gain legitimate and legal access to Netflix services starting later this year.

English-Language Radio Iceland on the Air

A new Icelandic English-language radio station, Radio Iceland, went live last week, broadcasting news about Iceland, weather updates, information on road conditions and Icelandic music, along with interviews with noteworthy people and stories about Iceland.

Tourists Asked to Respect Iceland’s Dangers

The last week has seen regular Icelandic news stories about tourists putting themselves in danger, for example at the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Reynisfjara beach—as well as car windows being smashed as tourists attempted to drive in Öræfasveit during a severe storm last Sunday.

Ministry and Police Broke Law in Tony Omos Case

Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, former Suðurnes police chief and current capital region police chief, broke the law on data privacy and the treatment of personal information when she sent Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to the then-interior minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, sensitive...

Icelandic MP Shocked by Proposed Spying Powers

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Icelandic MP for the Pirate Party, has serious reservations about the recent report by the national police commissioner into the threat of terrorism in Iceland. She says the report indicates the police believe they need to spy on Icelanders, including Birgitta, who openly...

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Fisherman’s Fat

Q: Where might I acquire the old type of fat fisherman used for making their clothing and boots waterproof?

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Dogs in Iceland

Q: Could you tell me about the Icelandic dog culture? Are there other breeds in Iceland apart from the Icelandic sheepdog?

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Sónar Reykjavík 2015

Sónar Reykjavik catered beats, party and confetti for the lovers of electronic music last weekend. Now in its third year, the...

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Sónar Tónar

The Barcelona-born music festival Sonar comes to town for the third time this weekend, bringing the heavy weights of electronic...

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Björk’s Vulnicura

Björk returns to what she does best with an album to be played in full, whilst clutching a photo of love lost.