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.
Icelandic mountaineer Ingólfur Geir Gissurarson made it up the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest at 8,848 meters, by the South East Ridge at 1 am Icelandic time last night. At 50, he is the fifth and oldest Icelander to make the climb.
The Identification Committee of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police is working on the identification of a body swept up on the beach at Kaldbaksvík in Strandir, the eastern West Fjords, on Saturday. The body was found by travelers in the area.
Outgoing Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir stated that The Simpsons episode which was dedicated to Iceland and premiered on Sunday had definitely served as good promotion for the country.
The party council of the Independence Party and central committee of the Progressive Party have been called to separate meetings tonight to discuss the planned coalition of the two parties in Iceland’s next government.
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.