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The Northern Lights dancing above Lake Tjörnin in the city centre last night.

Last night's Northern Lights: Not as powerful as on Monday

Those who were patient were rewarded last night a the Northern Lights didn't make an appearance until around 11 pm. The celestial show wasn't as impressive as on Monday night, but beautiful nonetheless.

The Northern Lights dancing above Lake Tjörnin in the city centre last night.

Last night's Northern Lights: Not as powerful as on Monday

Those who were patient were rewarded last night a the Northern Lights didn't make an appearance until around 11 pm. The celestial show wasn't as impressive as on Monday night, but beautiful nonetheless.

Sheep that roam freely in nature during summer are rounded up in September.

A festival celebrating Icelandic lamb this weekend

When the free range sheep of Iceland are herded up in september, this also heralds the beginning of the lamb slaughter season. One of the city's coolest venues, Kex Hostel, is hosting a weekend of festivities and food to celebrate the famously delicious Icelandic lamb.

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The two leaders of the current governing coalition, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson (left) and Bjarni Benediktsson (right).

New poll says Iceland’s government could hold on to power

The poll shows a massive fall from grace for the Pirate Party. Once polling in the high thirties, the open democracy Pirates now garner just 19.9% support.

The picturesque town of Hafnarfjörður is becoming a popular spot to visit by tourists.

Tourists refuse to pay restaurant bill demanding bigger portions

Last night, police were called to a restaurant in Hafnarfjörður, a town just south of Reykjavik, to interfere in a situation where eight tourists refused to pay their restaurant bill.

Sara Hochuli at the new Kumiko tea house. Kumiko, a Manga character, can be seen here on the wall.

Japanese Manga style teahouse opens in Reykjavik's hip Grandi area

Swiss artist and pastry chef Sara Hochuli fell in love with Iceland at the Iceland Airwaves music festival in 2009. Now she has moved to Reykjavik and is opening Kumiko, a Japanese tea house offering colourful cakes and a Manga influenced menu.

Sundhöllin is Reykjavik's oldest swimming pool and it's all indoors, making it the perfect setting for this incredible cinema night.

Frankenstein at Reykjavik's oldest swimming pool  

Fancy soaking in warm geothermal whilst watching a cult horror classic? This Saturday, Reykjavik's oldest swimming pool will be transformed into dr.Frankenstein's castle.

Iceland hotel room prices up 38% since 2013

Owing to inflation and a strengthening króna, hotel prices in Reykjavik in euros have risen 38% over the last four years.

Profits at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon up over 36%

The company running Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon spa resort has posted profits of €15.8 million (approx. ISK 2 billion).

The bombers were  originally thought to be of the type Tupolev Tu-22M3 (above) but turned out to be Tupolev Blackjacks Tu-160.

Russian bombers were in international airspace

The Russian bombers flying directly underneath an Icelandic passenger plane last Thursday were all the time within international airspace according to an official at NATO.

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