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EU application withdrawal protest, Reykjavík, March 15, 2015

Thousands Protest Government’s EU Application Withdrawal

More than eight thousand people protested against the government's decision to write a letter to the European Union withdrawing Iceland as an applicant country for membership to the EU. The coalition government of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party decided to bypass Alþingi,...

Wild is the Wind

A gale over Iceland has broken trees, lifted roofs of houses and even blown some people off the ground. The wind was the strongest this winter in Reykjavík. Mbl.is even tells of...

The Eruption - It’s All Over!

After six months the eruption in Holuhraun is over—at least for now. The eruption was one of the biggest and most dangerous in Icelandic history, spewing toxic gases all over the country and filling a very large area with lava.

Family with snowman

Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?

Winters are perfect for a lot of things. It is pretty good for freezing, which helps if you want to go skating on the Reykjavík Pond. Building snowmen is another great thing that is hard to do in summer.

Could America Have Looked Like This?

Icelandic journalist Illugi Jökulsson has written an article about what could have happened, if the settlements established by Icelander Leifur Eiríksson in North America had been permanent and Nordic people had gone to other parts of Vinlandia.

Vulnicura by Björk.

The Wisdom of Björk

In recent interviews following the release of her new album, Björk comments on friendship, the environment and music, among other things.

Snowstorm by Hallgrímskirkja

Canceled Fligths and Terrible Weather Ahead

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning: A strong or severe gale (more than 20-25 m/s) is expected in South and West Iceland tonight and tomorrow morning. Both WOW Air and Icelandair have canceled or delayed international flights.

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