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Sólheimajökull glacier, South Iceland

Nature & Travel

Glacial Melt Lifts Iceland, Triggers Eruptions

Climate change is causing 11 billion tons of glacial ice to melt in Iceland every year, resulting in an annual uplift of 35 mm (1.4 in). This may lead to more frequent volcanic eruptions, as a new study recently published in Geophysical Research Letters found.

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Hafnarfjörður

Nature & Travel

Earthquake Hits near Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit nearly 4 km (2.9 miles) east of Helgafell mountain by Hafnarfjörður, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, at around 8 pm yesterday evening. Residents in Hafnarfjörður could feel the earthquake. Some minor quakes followed.
Ásatrú Association conducting a ceremony at Þingvellir

Society

Ásatrú Temple to be Built in Reykjavík

Construction on the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl’) stands .

Politics

Independence MP Calls for Hanna Birna’s Resignation

MP for the Independence Party Elín Hirst is calling for former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir to step down as vice chair of the party and is against her taking a seat in parliament on her return from leave.

Business

Icelandic Fish Popular in the U.S. Despite Whaling

The sale of fish from Iceland to the U.S. has increased steadily in the past years in spite of calls from conservationists to boycott Icelandic seafood and the U.S. administration’s threat to place an embargo on fish imports from Iceland because of...

Nature and Travel

Glacial Melt Lifts Iceland, Triggers Eruptions

Climate change is causing 11 billion tons of glacial ice to melt in Iceland every year, resulting in an annual uplift of 35 mm (1.4 in). This may lead to more frequent volcanic eruptions, as a new study recently published in Geophysical Research...

Eruption

Holuhraun Lava Field Thickens Substantially

Comprehensive cross-section measurements of the eruption in Holuhraun taken from the air on December 30 and January 21 show that the lava field has thickened substantially during these three weeks and that the volume of the lava field is now just...

Society

Ásatrú Temple to be Built in Reykjavík

Construction on the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl...

Sport

Qatar World Cup: Denmark Sends Iceland Packing

The Icelandic national team in men’s handball played their last game at the World Cup in Qatar tonight when they were beat by Denmark and their former coach Guðmundur Guðmundsson, 25-30. Iceland will now return home while Denmark moves on to the...

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