Today is bóndadagur, or Husband’s Day, when wives and girlfriends in Iceland pamper their men.
The Icelandic national team in men’s handball played two games at the World Men’s Handball Championship in Metz, France, last weekend. Both games were even and exciting throughout. Iceland lost the first, against Slovenia on Saturday, by one goal, and tied Tunisia yesterday.
The Reykjavík Tourist Information Center was opened in the City Hall today. The Information Center has been operated nearby, at Aðalstræti 2 since 2002.
A thermal beach and geo spa is set to open by Urriðavatn lake near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland in 2019. Warm water from geothermal boreholes in the vicinity will be used to create bathing facilities by the lake. The project will be launched with the signing of a collaboration agreement today....
Today will be cold with a slow wind across Iceland with -5 to -10°C (23-50°F) in inhabited areas and up to -20°C (-4°F) in the highlands, as in the past few days. The roads across Breiðdalsheiði and Öxi in East Iceland are currently impassable.
Iceland lost its first game in the World Men’s Handball Championship in France yesterday, 27-21 against Spain in Group B. Iceland performed well in the first half, leading by two goals at half time, 12-10. However, Spain struck back in the second half, defeating Iceland.
A tidal wave may hit Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off South Iceland, in case a volcanic eruption in Katla causes a flash flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The scenario was discussed at a meeting in Vestmannaeyjar on Wednesday evening.
District Commissioner in South Iceland Anna Birna Þráinsdóttir stated yesterday that the Icelandic state’s preemption right to acquire Fell, the land to which part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon belongs, had not expired after all on January 9 when the state announced its decision.
The trailer from documentary Under an Arctic Sky was published yesterday. Photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland came to Iceland in December 2015 with a group of surfers in the hope of being able to surf under the northern lights.