Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

Deputy and Web Editor Iceland Review/Atlantica

Denny’s to Open Three Restaurants in Iceland

A group of Icelandic investors have made an agreement with U.S. restaurant chain Denny’s Diner on opening three restaurants in Iceland in the next two years; the first in Europe. The first restaurant is set to open this year and a suitable location is being sought.

Traces of Lost Continent Found beneath Iceland

Scientists at the University of Oslo, led by geology professor Trond H. Torsvik, believe to have discovered traces of a lost continent in the rock around Öræfajökull, a Vatnajökull outlet glacier, in Southeast Iceland. The region may lie on top of the continent, which used to be part of...

Exhibition on Iceland’s Visual Arts Heritage Opens

A new and unique permanent exhibition opens today in the historical Culture House on Hverfisgata in central Reykjavík. The exhibition, which will take place in the entire building, focuses on the heritage of the visual arts in Iceland across different genres, from the Middle Ages to present day...

Link between Deaths and Hydrogen Sulfide Pollution

There are indications that there may be links between hydrogen sulfide coming from geothermal power plants Hellisheiðarvirkjun and Nesjavallavirkjun and the number of deaths among older people living in the vicinity of Reykjavík, according to a PhD project by Ragnhildur Finnbogadóttir at the...

South Iceland Cave Made before Settlement

Archaeologist Kristján Ahronson has concluded that Kverkarhellir, a manmade cave between waterfall Seljalandsfoss and farm Seljaland in South Iceland, was partly created around 800 AD, before the settlement of Iceland, which, according to sources, began in 874.