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Hrefnan er strönduð í Borgarvogi við Borgarnes.

Beached whale in Borgarnes

A minke whale is beached in Borgarvogur, Borgarnes in West Iceland. The same animal, thought to measure 7 metres, was spotted swimming just outside the area yesterday.

Hrefnan er strönduð í Borgarvogi við Borgarnes.

Beached whale in Borgarnes

A minke whale is beached in Borgarvogur, Borgarnes in West Iceland. The same animal, thought to measure 7 metres, was spotted swimming just outside the area yesterday.

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Dresden, Germany.

Three new destinations from Iceland for summer 2017

Three new destinations in Germany and Poland will be served from Iceland’s main international airport next summer, reports Icelandic travel and tourism news website Turisti.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, has now moved with his family to the presidential residence at Bessastaðir which has gone through some renovation and repair work.

Iceland President cycles to school with his children

New Icelandic President, Guðni Th.Jóhannesson has been true to his words in the presidential campaign when he said he would retain a "normal" life and cycle to school with his kids.

Iceland’s Finance Minister shoots down idea of ‘basic income’

The idea of an unconditional ‘basic income’ to all citizens is being actively looked into by Iceland’s Pirate Party and is also under discussion in countries across the world, including Finland.

What caused yesterday’s crane collapse in downtown Reykjavik?

Miraculously, nobody was hurt when the crane came crashing down over Reykjavik’s famous Bæjarins bestu hot-dog stand.

Katla

Greatest frequency of earthquakes in Katla since 2011

Over 200 earthquakes have been detected in Katla in the last 24 hours, the greatest frequency of earthquakes in Katla measured since 2011. Three large quakes occurred during the night.

The Northern Lights over Reykjavik in The New York Times.

Reykjavik's blackout for the Northern Lights in world media

The New York Times and the BBC have featured stories on the City of Reykjavik turning off its lights on Wednesday night so that people could observe the Northern Lights. The New York Times has published a stunning video captured on that night.

Jodorowsky is unable to attend the screening of his latest film in Reykjavik but is very happy that Icelanders can see his films.

"I never make boring pictures" - an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky

The latest film by legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky, Endless Poetry, will be shown at the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) tomorrow night. Jodorowsky, 87, says that the only purpose behind his film-making is to make art, and that the purpose of art is to give us an insight into ourselves and the beauty surrounding us.

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