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A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jet.

Loony Tunes Silenced by American Fighter Jets

Four US Air Force fighter jets flew across South Iceland this morning. People were surprised at the sight and engine sound but the birds even more so. The Icelandic Coast Guard reported that the jets had had a stopover in Iceland on their way across the Atlantic.

An artwork by Kristjana S. Williams in Rio.

Icelandic Artist Garners Attention in Rio

A video work by Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams is being projected onto the façade of Hotel Belmond Copacabana in Rio, Brazil, on the occasion of the Olympics. A video of the artwork has been shared on Facebook and viewed more than two million times.

Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.

Large Quake Occurs in Bárðarbunga Volcano

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the northern end of Bárðarbunga between 4 and 5 am yesterday morning. The volcano, which lies under the massive Vatnajökull glacier, caused the 2014-2015 Holuhraun eruption in the northeastern highlands of Iceland.

A tufted duck with ducklings.

Reykjavík Pond Birdlife Recovering

This summer’s nesting season at Tjörnin, the Reykjavík Pond, in the Vatnsmýri bird reserve in the city center, is looking to be successful. The local birdlife is on the mend after many years of poor results. Three new duck species have appeared there in recent years.

Ben Affleck in Justice League.

Justice League to be Filmed in Iceland

Justice League, the latest film in the DC-Comics series, will be shot in Iceland in October, more specifically in the village Djúpavík in the West Fjord’s remote Árneshreppur region. Owner of local hotel Ásbjörn Þorgilsson is...

 Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson

Pirates and Independents Neck and Neck

The Pirate Party is once again Iceland’s largest political party with a rating of 26.8 percent, according to the latest MMR survey. The Independence Party, traditionally the country’s largest, has lost its newfound lead but remains close to the Pirates with 24 percent.

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