The Iceland Airwaves music festival announced more artists for this year’s line-up yesterday. The latest international additions are: Anna Calvi (U.K.), How To Dress Well (U.S.) and Eskmo (U.S.).
News 2014 - August
Arngrímur Hermannsson, manager of tour operator Ice Explorer, was stunned when he encountered a family driving a small rental SUV on Langjökull glacier on Sunday.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir defended her position in television interviews on Stöð 2’s Ísland í dag and RÚV’s Kastljós yesterday evening, denying having been in violation of regulations.
The seismic activity in Bárðarbunga was greater last night than the night before. Between midnight and 6 am about 500 quakes were recorded. The big quakes are believed to be the result of changes in pressure, caused by the progression of the magma.
The police in Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland have stopped and fined 1,375 drivers so far this year, which is almost an all-time record.
Scientists of the Icelandic Met Office and University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences, have evaluated the current status at Bárðarbunga and have concluded the following: there are no indications that the intensity of the activity is declining.
The seven finalists for the ‘My Favorite Iceland Moment’ category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Former Chief of Police Stefán Eiríksson maintains that Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir had threatened to have the police’s and state prosecutor’s work methods in the affair investigated upon the investigation’s completion.