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Strike Affects Animal Welfare in Iceland

The ongoing strike among the members of the Association of Academics (BHM), including veterinarians, is affecting the operations of slaughterhouses; chicken and pigs cannot be slaughtered and meanwhile conditions at poultry and pork farms are becoming crammed.

Icelandic Adventurer Returns to Everest

Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, who became the first Icelander to walk solo to the South Pole, has returned to Mt. Everest to complete her Seven Summit challenge and climb the world’s highest peak. Today, she will leave Base Camp for Camp 1.

Frost Follows First Day of Summer

Snowfall and temperatures as low as -7°C (19°F) have been forecast for a large part of the country today. However, the weather is expected to be mostly sunny in South Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office reports. Yesterday, Icelanders celebrated the official First Day of Summer.

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Events

Reykjavík Arts Festival

The 29th Reykjavík Arts Festival will run from May 13 through June 7 with an array of events across different genres. Emphasizing new commissions, the performances and contemporary and classical exhibitions will take place in both major cultural...