Benedikt Jóhannesson holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Mathematics from the Florida State University. He is born in Reykjavík. Since 1983 he has been running a consulting company Talnakönnun (Data Analysis) and since 2000 the publishing company Heimur. He has been board member of various Icelandic companies, including some of Iceland's largest companies. Benedikt has published a collection of short stories. He is the editor of a weekly newsletter on Icelandic business and economics.
A photo published in Morgunblaðið September 11, has reopened speculation on an old story about a plane crash in WWII in Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
Geologists are now investigating data that indicates that magma might be accumulating again under Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. The Holuhraun eruption, which took place between August 31, 2014, and February 27, 2015, was part of a series of events which started in the volcano in...
Today is the first day of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival. Because of the rain, the jazz parade was moved to Harpa Concert Hall rather than beginning at Hlemmur. The official ceremony will start in Harpa at 17:15 with the “parade” and will then continue as scheduled.
Ágúst Sigurjónsson made an extremely cool time lapse video of the solar eclipse in Reykjavík on March 20. You have to watch this.
About fifty years ago the Icelandic eagle was close to extinction. This year Iceland has more eagles’ nests than ever before in the last century.
Margera had been in a “really weird condition” and wanted to force his way into the production room, which is only for staff, musicians and media. He was barred by two female staff members of the festival.