Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson participated in August the Deuce, an Icelandic celebration in Mountain, North Dakota, in the U.S. on Saturday.
An Icelandic kayaker had come close to exhaustion when he was saved by a man on a small boat yesterday evening, while a foreign tourist was hit by a car when cycling near Lake Mývatn.
Today is Merchants’ Holiday (Frídagur verslunarmanna), a public holiday celebrated annually in early August in Iceland, always on a Monday.
Director of the Icelandic Tourist Board Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir stated that while tourism is the biggest contributor to economic growth in Iceland at the moment, the tourist industry will not be able to cope with continued increase in number of tourists of the same magnitude.
A viewing platform is currently being built by Ófærufoss, a two-cascade waterfall in Eldgjá canyon, an eruption fissure near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the southern highlands within Vatnajökull National Park.
The message of a letter handed to an employee of the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavík during a demonstration against the U.S.’ sale of weapons to Israel yesterday has been delivered to the U.S. government in Washington DC.
A new trailer from the movie Interstellar by director Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon, among others, which was to a large extent filmed in Iceland, was published on variety.com yesterday.
The case of U.K. property tycoon brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz against the Serious Fraud Office for wrongful arrest because of its investigation into the brothers’ part in the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupþing in 2008 ended yesterday when the SFO settled with Robert Tchenguiz.