Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir released a statement yesterday afternoon confirming the news that she had requested to be released from her duties as minister because of the leak affair. However, the decision was personal, not political, she says.
A 200-meter (656-feet) ice tunnel has been dug into Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Last weekend, lighting was established. The project is being carried out by tour operator Ice Cave, which plans to offer tours into the glacier as of next summer.
The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues to be strong, although its productivity has decreased from mid-September. The activity is similar to what it has been in the last two weeks but the lava flow is more fluctuating.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir will step down today, as reported just now. According to the sources of national broadcaster RÚV , the minister is planning to take a break from politics and return to parliament in January. It’s unclear who will replace her.
After 42 meetings in the five months since the wage dispute between doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association and Surgeon’s Association and representatives of the Icelandic health authorities was referred to the State Negotiator, talks are going nowhere.
These thermal images (FLIR) of the craters in Holuhraun, seen from the west, by the Institute of Earth Sciences field group, show the development of the eruption. A new video shows the molten lava bubbling in the crater and the expanse of the new lava field.
Iceland will be the focus country at the 29th Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music platform, which takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands, January 14-17, 2015. Eurosonic is considered to be Europe’s most important live music showcase and conference, attracting more than 3,200 delegates and...
So far this year 58 pairs of twins were born at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík. From January to November in 2013, 49 twins were born at the hospital, so the increase measures 18.4 percent between years.
Hólavallagarður cemetery in Reykjavík made the National Geographic’s recent listing of the five ‘Loveliest Cemeteries’ in Europe. Readers are encouraged to not look at cemeteries as gloomy and ghostly but rather as cultural relics and a kind of botanical gardens.