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News 2017 - January

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Frosty Start to Weekend, Thaw Tomorrow

Today will be cold with a slow wind across Iceland with -5 to -10°C (23-50°F) in inhabited areas and up to -20°C (-4°F) in the highlands, as in the past few days. The roads across Breiðdalsheiði and Öxi in East Iceland are currently impassable.

The Icelandic national team in men's handball.

Iceland Loses against Spain in Handball

Iceland lost its first game in the World Men’s Handball Championship in France yesterday, 27-21 against Spain in Group B. Iceland performed well in the first half, leading by two goals at half time, 12-10. However, Spain struck back in the second half, defeating Iceland.

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon in State’s Ownership

District Commissioner in South Iceland Anna Birna Þráinsdóttir stated yesterday that the Icelandic state’s preemption right to acquire Fell, the land to which part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon belongs, had not expired after all on January 9 when the state announced its decision.

Fatal Accident Near Blue Lagoon

An 18-year-old girl died after the collision of two cars on the road Grindavíkurvegur near the Blue Lagoon in Southwest Iceland this morning. Another person is seriously injured and is being treated at Landspítali national university hospital’s intensive care unit.

Gylfi Sigurðsson

Southampton Hot for Icelandic Footballer Gylfi?

Icelandic football commentator Guðmundur Benediktsson (Gummi Ben) tweeted on Sunday that Premium League club Southampton had made a GBP 34 million (ISK 4.8 billion, USD 42 million, EUR 39 million) offer to Premium League club Swansea, for its star, Icelandic player Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, in the...

Alex Bellini.

Adventurer to Cross Glacier and Drift with Ice

Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is planning to plant a capsule in a drift ice in Greenland next winter and live inside it for one year to study and raise awareness of climate change. One January 20 he will launch a solo crossing of Vatnajökull glacier on skis.

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