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Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

Managing Editor
eyglo(at)icelandreview.com
Reykjavík City Hall

Frosty Start to Weekend, Thaw Tomorrow

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.

The Icelandic national team in men's handball.

Iceland Loses against Spain in Handball

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.

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon in State’s Ownership

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.

Fatal Accident Near Blue Lagoon

An 18-year-old girl died after the collision of two cars on the road Grindavíkurvegur near the Blue Lagoon in Southwest Iceland this morning. Another person is seriously injured and is being treated at Landspítali national university hospital’s intensive care unit.

Alex Bellini.

Adventurer to Cross Glacier and Drift with Ice

Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is planning to plant a capsule in a drift ice in Greenland next winter and live inside it for one year to study and raise awareness of climate change. One January 20 he will launch a solo crossing of Vatnajökull glacier on skis.

Football fans.

Iceland’s Supporters Score High in FIFA’s Fan Award

Tólfan, the fan club for the Icelandic national teams in football, came second to the supporters of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zürich, Switzerland, on Monday. For the Fan Award, Tólfan received 31 percent of votes and Liverpool and Dortmund jointly 46...

Jökulsárlón

Iceland May Lose Out on Glacial Lagoon

The Icelandic state announced on Monday its intention to acquire the private land Fell in Suðursveit, to which part of the famous glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón in Southeast Iceland belongs. However, the acquisition may be up in the air because it appears that the deadline for the state to use its...

Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson speaking at the Independence Party general meeting in 2013.

Report on Offshore Assets Shelved Pre-Election

A report revealing that the Icelandic state is likely losing out on ISK 2.8 to 6.5 billion (USD 25-57 million, EUR 23-54 million) annually because of Icelandic tax payers’ offshore assets was presented on Friday. The report was authored by a task force appointed by Minister of Finance Bjarni...

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