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Árneshreppur, the West Fjords, Iceland

Iceland’s Smallest School to Close?

It looks increasingly likely that families of four of the five children in Árneshreppur municipality may move away this summer, meaning that their school would most likely close down.

Mývatn

Sewage Treatments Concerns at Mývatn Hotels

It could prove necessary to close hotels around Mývatn if no progress is made soon with regard to sewage treatment, according to the chairman of the regional health and safety committee. He is calling upon the national government to invest in infrastructure to protect Lake Mývatn and Laxá river...

Iceland Qualifies for Bocuse d’Or Final

Iceland’s nomination for the Bocuse d’Or, chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, has placed fifth in the European heats of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, winning a place in the finals in France in January.

From Breiðafjörður, fjord, West Iceland.

Uncountable Islands Counted

West Iceland’s beautiful Breiðafjörður bay is filled with “countless islands and skerries”, or so the brochures have always said. But that is no longer true, as one man claims to know precisely how many there are.

Árni Páll Árnarson

Social Democrat Leader Cancels Re-election Campaign

Árni Páll Árnason, leader of the Social Democratic Alliance, announced on Friday that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the upcoming leadership vote. The news came just a week after he announced that he intended to remain party leader, if members voted for him at the upcoming national party...

Construction.

Bank Boss Hails Low-Debt Growth

There is high demand for credit in the banking system in Iceland and levels of investment have increased, according to director of Íslandsbanki, Birna Einarsdóttir. She says that society finds itself in a very different place today than in 2007, before the banking crash.

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