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.
21.01.2013 | 17:00
Top Ten in Iceland
The oldest singles chart list in Iceland is compiled by state broadcaster RÚV’s radio station Rás 2 each week.
Here is last week’s top ten, January 12 to 19:
1. (4)* ‘Nýfallið regn’ by Ásgeir Trausti
2. (2) ‘Háa c’ by Moses Hightower
3. (1) ‘Yfir borgina’ by Valdimar
4. (5) ‘Julia’ by Retro Stefson
5. (11) ‘Út’ by Ylja
6. (8) ‘Hvítir skór’ by Blazroca and Ásgeir Trausti
7. (9) ‘Love of the Light’ by Mumford & Sons
8. (-) ‘We No Who U R’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
9. (-) ‘Girl on Fire’ by Alicia Keys
10. (3) ‘Hafið er svart’ by Jónas Sig & Lúðrasveit Þorlákshafnar
*(The songs’ position in the previous week’s charts).
Chair of the parliamentary budget committee, Vigdís Hauksdóttir, told RÚV this morning that the government is discussing cutting aid to developing countries by hundreds of millions of ISK and instead increasing spending on domestic healthcare.
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.