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News 2014 - January

Hjaltalín

Hjaltalín and Múm Finalists for Nordic Music Prize

Icelandic bands Hjaltalín and múm have been announced as being among 12 finalists for the Nordic Music Prize 2013.

The Nordic Music Prize is an annual award for the Best Nordic Album of the Year. Inspired by the UK’s Mercury Prize, the award was instigated in 2010 by by:Larm, the leading...

Alfreð Finnbogason

Soccer Star Alfreð Finnbogason to Remain at Heerenveen

Soccer player Alfreð Finnbogason does not expect to leave his team, Heerenveen in the Netherlands now that the window on player trading is about to close. Speculations have circulated about him joining various European soccer teams.

With 19 goals and five assists in 17 games, Alfreð is by...

Reykjavík

Smell of Rotten Grass Covers Capital

Citizens of Reykjavík have been complaining about a repugnant smell, found in many places in the capital, including Austurvöllur Square, Miklatún and other grassy outdoor areas. The smell is caused by calcium damage in grass that has been covered by a thick layer of ice for a long time.

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Mývatn

Iceland Voted Best TV Location

The readers of British media web site Radio Times have chosen Iceland as their favorite location for a TV show, i.e. the backdrop of HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Beer

Two Thirds of ‘Whale Beer’ Sold

Three thousand five hundred liters, or two thirds, of the Hvalur beer produced by whaling company Hvalur ehf. and Steðji brewery has sold. The beer has caused controversy as it contains ground whale bones.

VIEWPOINT 75

viewpoint_75_go_(3)Reykjavík harbor this morning.

Red Light District in Iceland

There is a big difference between days of the week when it comes to people driving through red lights during morning rush hour traffic, according to a new two-week study by Icelandic insurance company VÍS.

On Thursdays, close to 60 percent of drivers drove through a red light in the...

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