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Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

Deputy and Web Editor Iceland Review
eyglo(at)icelandreview.com

Grímsey Artwork too Heavy for Arctic Circle

A new outdoor artwork, Hringur og Kúla (‘Circle and Ball’) by Kristinn E. Hrafnsson and Studio Granda, turned out to be too heavy to be moved to the Arctic Circle on Grímsey island, north of Iceland, where it was supposed to stand and move with the Arctic Circle.

Reykjavík Pride Parade, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

President Turns Down PM’s Escort to Airport

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has announced that he would like to change the tradition that the official who becomes acting president while the president is abroad—most often the prime minister—escorts the president to Iceland’s boarders.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2016.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival in Full Swing

The 2016 edition of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival opened in Iceland’s capital yesterday with marching musicians. Running through August 14 with concerts in Harpa, the program includes Latin music performed by Tómas Einarsson and Sigríður Thorlacius.

Puffins in Iceland

More than 80 Percent of Puffin Chicks Die

After initial reports of a successful nesting season—unusually many puffins laid eggs and unusually many chicks were hatched—it has now turned out that 83 percent of puffin hatchlings in the Vestmannaeyjar islands off Iceland’s south coast have died due to lack of food.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir at the 2016 Olympics.

Icelandic Swimmer 11th in 200-m Breaststroke

Icelandic swimmer Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir finished 11th in 200-m breaststroke in the Olympics in Rio last night in 2:24.41 minutes and did not make it to the finals. She is now done competing at the Olympics and says she is content with her achievement.

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