Every Icelander visited the theater more than once in 2014, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Iceland. A total of 375,000 visits to theater plays and the opera were registered last year.
The search and rescue team, Þorbjörn, in the town of Grindavík, near Keflavík International Airport, issued a warning yesterday evening when today’s forecast for calm weather with almost no wind was issued, conditions which have been very rare this winter.
On an average day, there are 26,000 tourists in Iceland, or 7.2 percent of the country’s population of 329,101. During the summer months, the number of tourists equals up to one in five people in the country.
Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men released the first song, ‘Crystals,’ off their upcoming album yesterday. One of Iceland’s most loved actors, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, appears in the video, miming the words to the song.
Since the turn of the century, there has been a huge decline in the release and sale of rental and retail visuals in physical format in Iceland.
Since the millennium, the Icelandic glaciers have lost 12 percent of their size, in less than 15 years.
Five hundred people ran into trouble on the Golden Circle route yesterday when a big snowstorm hit South and West Iceland. The travelers required assistance from search and rescue and had to be brought to service centers at Gullfoss and Þingvellir.