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Reykjavík Proposes Environmental Protections

The City of Reykjavík has requested for the island of Akurey in Kollafjörður and the saltmarshes in Grafarvogur to be nationally protected. This is one of several recommendations in the newly-published strategy on biodiversity in the capital region in the coming decade.

Skólavörðustígur

Loved Shop Forced Out of City Center

The shelves at Verslun Þorsteins Bergmann have been full of beautiful items for the home (especially the kitchen) since 1970, but the popular shop is now leaving its Skólavörðustígur home.

Stars

Street Lights off for Star Show Tonight

Tonight at 8:30 pm, street lights will be turned off for 45 minutes at the University of Iceland campus, as well as in the west part of Reykjavík and downtown, to allow residents and visitors a great view of the stars.

Christmas characters.

Christmas Characters Climb Walls

All the Icelandic Christmas characters will be on display at Reykjavík Art Museum, both at the Hafnarhús and Kjarvalsstaðir locations, December 2-January 6.

Reykjavík City Hall

Teachers Protest Low Pay

Icelandic grade school teachers demanded better pay and improved working conditions as they assembled at Reykjavík City Hall yesterday.

Reykjavík Schools to Receive Added Funding

Responding to concerns about the state of the city’s pre- and grade schools, the City of Reykjavík voted today to allocate ISK 920 million (USD 8 million, EUR 7.1 million) to various parts of the schools’ operation.

Reykjavík City Hall

Tortola Tremors Continue

The revelation made last night by the huge leak of documents from a law firm in Panama, linking PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to a company on Tortola, and other Icelandic politicians to companies in tax havens, continues to have widespread repercussions.

From Reykjavík.

Grave Dig Gives Window on Past

Following Iceland’s adoption of Christianity in around 1000 AD, it is believed a church was built on the present-day corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti in Reykjavík. 800 years’ worth of Reykjavík residents are buried in the graveyard, which is now being excavated.

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