Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

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

Interior Minister: Decision to Quit Was Personal

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.

Photos: Ice Tunnel in Langjökull Nearly Finished

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.

Fluctuating Lava Flow in Holuhraun

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.

Leak Affair: Interior Minister to Resign Today

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.

Everyone Reads (ESA)

By Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir
The book-loving nation strikes again.

Talks between Doctors and State Going Nowhere

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.

Icelandic Music in Focus at Eurosonic 2015

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...

Unusually Many Twins Born in Iceland

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.

National Geographic Praises Reykjavík Cemetery

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.

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