Close to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport lies a special bridge. It connects two continents, America to the west and Europe to the east, as it lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. A few minutes southwards from the bridge is Gunnuhver, a hot spring area named after a ghost.
17.02.2012 | 14:48
New Bridge Postponed
In the early morning of July 8th, a small glacial flood from volcano Katla swept away the Múlakvísl river bridge. The Ring Road was disconnected at the height of the tourist season but in just ten days the Road Administration managed to build a single lane temporary bridge, connecting east Iceland with the south part of the country.
The plan was to build a new bridge this year But the new bridge will now not be built until next year as there are still small earthquakes in the area and more research needs to be conducted before construction begins, Hreinn Haraldsson CEO of the Icelandic Road Administration told daily Morgunblaðið. The cost of the new bridge is expected to be ISK 1 billion (USD 8 million, GBP 5,09 million).
Iceland’s non-seasonally adjusted GDP in the first three quarters of 2013 increased by 3.1 percent compared to the first three quarters of 2012, according to the latest data from Statistics Iceland.
The October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review is packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos. Click here to view a selection of pages from the current issue and here to subscribe.
It would be easy to get washed away in all the hype but Ásgeir’s In the Silence, the English language version of his breakthrough debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn, truly deserves all the praise it’s been getting.