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.
05.10.2013 | 00:10
Top 10 in Iceland
The oldest singles chart list in Iceland is compiled by state broadcaster RÚV’s radio station Rás 2 each week.
Here is the Top 10 from September 22 to 29.
1.(2)* ‘Einhvern veginn svona’ by Ojba Rasta
2. (3) ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ by Arctic Monkeys
3. (4) ‘Speed of Dark’ by Emilíana Torrini
4. (1) ‘Núna’ by Pálmi Gunnarsson
5. (9) ‘É bisst assokunar’ by Markús
6. (6) ‘Íðilfagur’ by 1860
7. (8) ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’ by Daft Punk
8. (7) ‘Ekkert þras’ by Egill Ólafsson, Moses Hightower, Lay Low and Högni
9. (15) ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry
10. (20) ‘Where Dreams go to Die’ by Nýdönsk
*(The songs’ position in the previous week’s charts)
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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.
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