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French chips

Musicians to Open Reykjavík Chip Shop

Musician Friðrik Dór Jónsson plans to open a chip shop, Reykjavík Chips, at Vitastígur 10 in the downtown area, with fellow musician Ólafur Arnalds, actor Arnar Dan Kristjánsson and gourmet Hermann Óli Davíðsson.

Reykjavík

First Day of Summer Celebrated in Iceland

Today is the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer, or Sumardagurinn fyrsti. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921. Sumardagurinn fyrsti is one of...

Icelandic Coast Guard's bomb disposal unit in training

Icelandic Bomb Disposal Unit Trains with Danes

The Icelandic Coast Guard’s bomb disposal unit carried out training exercises with the Danish crew of the ship HMS Triton last week when the ship was docked in Iceland. The Icelandic Coast Guard cooperates closely with the Royal Danish Navy and such exercises are carried out on a regular basis...

Icelandic minke whale meat.

Prime Minister Wants Flag on Icelandic Products

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson put forth a bill in parliament yesterday on the freer use of Iceland’s national flag on Icelandic products and design. The new bill will allow the flag to be displayed on Icelandic products, design and intellectual property under the supervision of the...

Whaling

Activists Call for Icelandic Seafood Boycott

A coalition of animal welfare and conservation groups has launched a new online ad campaign to coincide with the 2015 Seafood Exposition Global and Seafood Processing Global convention in Brussels, which begins today, advising consumers and major seafood buyers to be aware of fish “tainted by...

BHM strike

More Strikes Next Week

Around 10,000 members of the Federation of General and Special Workers in Iceland (SGS) will go on strike next week after the action was approved by vote. A total of 94.6 percent of the members who voted in favor of the action. The vote ended at midnight last night.

Chichuahua

Dog Refused Entry to Iceland due to Strike

Arriving at Keflavík International Airport from Norway, four-year-old Chichuahua Tutzy was refused entry to Iceland due to the ongoing strike among veterinarians, who usually inspect animals arriving in the country along with the necessary permits.

Týr Icelandic Coast Guard ship arrives in Sicily with refugees

MP Wants Icelandic Coast Guard to Stay in Med

MP for the Left Greens Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced on Facebook yesterday that her party will put forward a motion in parliament that the Icelandic government allocates additional funds to the Icelandic Coast Guard so that its ship Týr can continue its work in the Mediterranean.

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