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News 2017 - April

Flowers.

Today is Holy Saturday

Today is the third day of Iceland’s five-day Easter weekend, though it is not a public holiday and is a normal Saturday for shops and services.

Camping in Reykjavík

Success for Refugee Bike Repair Scheme

On Brekkustígur, in western Reykjavík, there is a cycle workshop where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to come and fix up old bikes, which they can then keep for personal transport.

Easter decorations.

Today is Good Friday

Today is the second day of the five-day Easter weekend in Iceland. It is also the saddest day of the year for Christians.

Cruise ship

Questions Over Record Cruise Year in West Fjords

106 cruise ships are booked to visit the West Fjords town of Ísafjörður this summer—prompting speakers at a recent conference on the topic to call for a coordinated strategy and rules to be put in place. Putting rules in place won’t stop the ships from coming, one speaker promised.

Daffodils

Today is Maundy Thursday

Today is the first day in Iceland’s mammoth five-day Easter weekend. It is a public holiday and many businesses are closed.

Frenchman Stuck in Car for Five Days

The south and the north of the West Fjords region are separated by two steep mountain passes which are not snowplowed throughout the winter. French tourist Thomas Chretien made it over one but then found himself stuck. For five whole days.

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