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News 2016 - January

Books

Increased Support for Artists

An MMR poll conducted January 12-20 reveals that 53.2 percent of Icelanders support government- funded grants for artists in the form of salary paid to those whose applications are accepted.

Landsbankinn

Borgun Sale ‘a Blunder’?

An “obvious blunder” is what Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson last night called Landsbanki bank’s sale of its shares in the electronic payment service company Borgun in 2014.

Akranes.

‘Fast 8’ to Be Filmed in Akranes

The Hollywood film Fast 8, the eighth of The Fast and the Furious action movies, will be partly shot in the West Iceland town of Akranes, about 45 km (28 miles) north of Reykjavík.

Bláfjöll

Time to Go Skiing

The ski areas of Bláfjöll, near Reykjavík, and Tindastóll, Skagafjörður, are open today.

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