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Eruption

Holuhraun Eight Times Bigger than Eyjafjallajökull

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has now become eight times bigger than the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökll and five times bigger than the 2011 eruption in Grímsvötn, if the volume of volcanic material is converted to the equivalent of solid rock.

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Model Inga Eiríksdóttir of ALDA.

Society

Icelandic Model Makes Waves in Fashion Industry

Icelandic model Inga Eiríksdóttir, the a co-founder of ALDA (‘wave’), has along four other ‘plus size’ models started a “fashion revolution” with their photo essay in the February issue of BUST Magazine .
Houses in Reykjavík

Business

Staggering Increase in Rental Prices in Reykjavík

The rental prices for apartments in Reykjavík and neighboring towns has increased significantly in the past years. While rental prices have increased by 40 percent since 2011, the consumer price index has only increased by 16 percent in the same period.
Actor Sverrir Guðjónsson at the 2015 Guldbagge Awards.

Culture

Icelander Best Actor in Sweden – Again

Icelandic actor Sverrir Guðjónsson received the Guldbagge trophy at the Swedish Film Awards last Monday for Best Actor—defending his title from the 2014 awards. This year Sverrir earner the title for his performance in Flugparken.

Politics

Icelanders Want Pirates to Trial Bankers

Most respondents to a new MMR survey, 24.9 percent, said they trust the Pirate Party best to settle issues that have to do with the economic crisis that hit in 2008, such as leading an investigation into the banking collapse.

Business

Staggering Increase in Rental Prices in Reykjavík

The rental prices for apartments in Reykjavík and neighboring towns has increased significantly in the past years. While rental prices have increased by 40 percent since 2011, the consumer price index has only increased by 16 percent in the same...

Culture

Icelander Best Actor in Sweden – Again

Icelandic actor Sverrir Guðjónsson received the Guldbagge trophy at the Swedish Film Awards last Monday for Best Actor—defending his title from the 2014 awards. This year Sverrir earner the title for his performance in Flugparken.

Nature and Travel

Earthquake Hits near Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit nearly 4 km (2.9 miles) east of Helgafell mountain by Hafnarfjörður, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, at around 8 pm yesterday evening. Residents in Hafnarfjörður could feel the earthquake. Some minor quakes...

Eruption

Holuhraun Eight Times Bigger than Eyjafjallajökull

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has now become eight times bigger than the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökll and five times bigger than the 2011 eruption in Grímsvötn, if the volume of volcanic material is converted to the equivalent of solid rock.

Society

Icelandic Model Makes Waves in Fashion Industry

Icelandic model Inga Eiríksdóttir, the a co-founder of ALDA (‘wave’), has along four other ‘plus size’ models started a “fashion revolution” with their photo essay in the February issue of BUST Magazine .

Sport

Qatar World Cup: Denmark Sends Iceland Packing

The Icelandic national team in men’s handball played their last game at the World Cup in Qatar tonight when they were beat by Denmark and their former coach Guðmundur Guðmundsson, 25-30. Iceland will now return home while Denmark moves on to the...

Sci & Tech

Thick Pollution Layer from the U.S. over Iceland

A 1-km (3,280-feet) thick pollution layer which originated from the U.S. East Coast was detected by coincidence at an altitude of 5 km above the Holuhraun eruption site on January 22. Pollution from North America has never been confirmed in the...

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