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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.

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‘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.

Þorramatur

Þorri Begins with Thundering Menu

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the old month þorri, which generally is celebrated with traditional Icelandic food, enjoyed at large gatherings called þorrablót, held in various places throughout the month.

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