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Westman Isles Eruption Church Eldheimar

The Great Volcanos: Heimaey, the Westman Isles

One night in January 1973 it looked as if the five thousand people living in the Westman Isles were doomed when the dormant giant woke up again and an eruption started a few hundred meters from town. Our series on the great Icelandic volcanoes continues.
University of Iceland

Artists and Scientists to Collaborate in New Project

The Institute of Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland and the Iceland Academy of the Arts recently received a ISK 26 million (USD 217,000, EUR 170,000) grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers to conduct a new project.
A poster for play Segulsvið.

All-Icelandic Theater Winter

For the first time in its history, Þjóðleikhúsið, the Icelandic National Theater, presents an all-Icelandic winter season schedule: all plays premiered are in Icelandic.

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Reviews

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.

Reviews

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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