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NATO Submarine Exercise in Icelandic Waters

A North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) submarine arrived at Reykjavik harbor today for an annual submarine surveillance exercise.
Money

Bills Will not Be Banned

Initial responses to a proposal to take the 5,000 and 10,000 króna bills out of circulation to counter tax evasion show that society is not yet ready for such a radical idea, according to Iceland’s Minister of Finance Benedikt Jóhannesson.

Smáralind.

Too Expensive, So She Shoplifted

A woman intending to make some purchases at a shopping mall yesterday evening decided to shoplift the goods instead because she felt the prices were too high.

Icelandic money

Króna Will Likely Rise Again after Dip

Despite a recent drop in the value of the Icelandic króna, it is likely to keep rising in the long term, according to Daníel Svavarsson, an economist at Landsbankinn bank.

Features

Þvottárskriður mountain.

Environmental Volunteer Work

Q: I’m trying to find volunteer opportunities for a group of high school students that will be working on a community service project in Iceland in April 2017.

Street Art in Reykjavík

Q: Whilst in Reykjavik I was amazed by the street art and took quite a few photographs. Is the law on street art/graffiti in public places as liberal as it seems?

Seed of the Enada gigas.

Stone Carried by Midwives

Q: When we visited Hveragerði, a local rock collector told us about a stone found in Iceland that was traditionally carried by midwives and given to pregnant women in the olden day

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Judicial Appointments to New Court Confirmed

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday approved the appointment of 15 judges to a new middle-tier court called Landsréttur, or ‘Land’s Court’, according to Vísir.

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Smáralind.

Too Expensive, So She Shoplifted

A woman intending to make some purchases at a shopping mall yesterday evening decided to shoplift the goods instead because she felt the prices were too high.

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