Watch an audio slideshow of how traditional Icelandic rhubarb stew is made. Rhubarb is one of the few vegetables that grows effortlessly in Iceland and for that reason it used to be a highly-valued addition to the traditional diet of fish and lamb.
13.03.2012 | 14:00
Bus Bursts into Flames
A call was made to the capital area fire department shortly after 9 am yesterday morning when a fire ignited on a bus. Just over ten passengers were on board at the time but no one was harmed.
Passenger boarding a bus in Reykjavík. Photo by PS.
The driver had sensed that something was wrong with the bus. He pulled over and stalled the engine. Shortly after, flames started rising from the back of the bus.
A woman who was seated towards the back of the bus said that she could smell smoke. When the passengers realised that the vehicle was on fire, they all got themselves off the bus. The woman said that shortly after that, there had been an explosion. The fire department was able to put the fire out fairly easily but the bus is severely damaged.
Click here to view a video clip from the scene, shot by a reporter from mbl.is.
One of the last tasks of Steingrímur J. Sigfússon while in office as minister of industries and innovation was to issue a regulation on Monday extending the reserve for whales in Faxaflói bay, off Reykjavík in Southwest Iceland. The regulation took affect at midnight.
The 2013 April-May issue of Iceland Review & Atlantica has been released. Packed with informative and entertaining stories, highlights include an interview with outgoing Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and the people who know her best, a photo essay of ice caves in Europe’s largest glacier and a colorful feature on life in the West Fjords.