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The Húsavík Whale Museum.

Culture

Blue Whale Skeleton to Be Preserved in Húsavík

The skeleton of a blue whale which beached in Iceland in 2010 will be preserved in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, as Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced at a Progressive Party convention in Hallormsstaður, East Iceland, last weekend.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament

Society

Kurds in Iceland Protest Violence with Peace Walk

Members of the Kurdish community in Iceland initiated a peace walk to the Icelandic parliament building on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the abuse Kurds in Syria are being subject to by terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
Money - Icelandic Króna

Society

Landsbanki Bankers Acquitted of Market Abuse

Former CEO of Landsbanki Sigurjón Þ. Árnason and former manager of the bank’s company division Elín Sigfúsdóttir were today acquitted of charges of abusing their positions and risking the bank’s funds at Reykjavík District Court.

Politics

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Icelandic National Broadcaster ‘Bankrupt’

Progressive Party MP Karl Garðasson declared at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Wednesday that RÚV, the national broadcasting service, was essentially “bankrupt,” and that courage is needed to review its operations.

Business

Grímsstaðir

Grímsstaðir Investment Company Indebted

GáF, a company founded by municipalities in North Iceland to buy a piece of land at Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum and lease it to Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo, is ISK 10 million (USD 83,000, EUR 66,000) in debt.

Culture

The Húsavík Whale Museum.

Blue Whale Skeleton to Be Preserved in Húsavík

The skeleton of a blue whale which beached in Iceland in 2010 will be preserved in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, as Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced at a Progressive Party convention in Hallormsstaður, East Iceland,...

Nature and Travel

Storm in Reykjavík

Snow, Icy Roads and Strong Wind around Iceland

The Icelandic Road Administration has warned drivers that there are spots of ice on Hellisheiði mountain pass to South Iceland as well as on Mosfellsheiði on the way to Þingvellir. Other roads around the country are also covered in spots of ice and...

Eruption

The Holuhraun eruption

Three Big Quakes Hit Bárðarbunga in 24 Hours

Three earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 or larger have hit the area around Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier in the last 24 hours. In the past days, earthquakes around magnitude 5.0 have occurred in the area at an interval of approximately 30...

Society

Sport

An Icelandic contestant at the TeamGym 2014 Women's Final.

Photos: Iceland vs. Sweden at TeamGym2014

The contest between Iceland and Sweden was as narrow as it could be in the women’s final at TeamGym2014 in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena yesterday. Less than one point separated the winner from the runner-up with Sweden beating the two-time...

Sci & Tech

Cracks in the lava by the Holuhraun eruption.

Changes in Groundwater May Signal Large Earthquake

The results of a new study on two large earthquakes in North Iceland in 2012 and 2013 indicate that changes in the chemical composition of groundwater in areas prone to earthquakes may be used to predict large earthquakes and to improve knowledge of...

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