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Writer  Oliver Maria Schmitt,totally slates Iceland in a chapter of a new travel book.

A stinky little island with bad food

Iceland leaves writer and former editor in chief of Titanic, Oliver Maria Schmitt, stone cold. According to Schmitt, Iceland is as dead as the German Democratic Republic and Icelanders are delusional, conceited and arrogant.

Writer  Oliver Maria Schmitt,totally slates Iceland in a chapter of a new travel book.

A stinky little island with bad food

Iceland leaves writer and former editor in chief of Titanic, Oliver Maria Schmitt, stone cold. According to Schmitt, Iceland is as dead as the German Democratic Republic and Icelanders are delusional, conceited and arrogant.

The Icelandic Parliament ('Alþingi').

Heard of the Alþingi ‘kitchen day’?

Yesterday evening, Icelandic MPs took to the lectern to deliver their customary closing speeches before the Icelandic Parliament (‘Alþingi’) adjourns for summer recess.

The highlands are still unpassable so a helicopter was sent to rescue the man.

Helicopter rescues exhausted tourist

The Icelandic coastguard helicopter transported an exhausted tourist from Þjófadalur in the highlands earlier today.

Coldest June this century

While June temperatures in the capital Reykjavik in 2001 were lower than this year’s, one has to go right back to 1993 to find a colder June in the Westman Islands off the coast of South Iceland.

PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Bjarni Benediktsson, leader of the Independence Party.

Government rises in polls, Pirates lead

Latest opinion polls indicate a surge in support for Iceland’s governing coalition, while the country’s Pirate Party (‘Píratar’) remains the most popular individual party.

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12 °C

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A photo taken at Sæbraut, Reykajvik at summer solstice. A woman fell into the sea at Sæbraut last night and was rescued by a policeman.

Heroic policeman swims out to sea to save woman

A young woman fell into the ocean at Sæbraut in central Reykjavik last night. She was about 50 metres from the shore and shouting for help when tourists passing by saw her.

Photo: Screenshot from skelfir.is

Iceland earthquakes – LIVE FEED

Budding seismologists may enjoy monitoring the skelfir.is website, which gives a live feed of eartquakes in Iceland as they enter the computer system of the Iceland Met Office.

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VIDEO: Watch fin whale being landed in Iceland

Last night, whaling vessel Hvalur 9 landed the first fin whale of this year's whaling season and it was brought in to the whaling station at Hvalfjörður. Morgunblaðið photographer Golli filmed the event using a drone.

Iceland's high carbon footprint is attributable to heavy industry, car use and the fisheries fleet.

Iceland joins 40% emission target

The Icelandic government intends to sign up to a joint target – together with the European Union (EU) and Norway – for reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.

A previous Jæja demonstration.

Anti-government protests tonight

Anti-government protests are set to take place on Reykjavik’s Parliament Square (‘Austurvöllur’) at 7:40pm this evening.

Hvalfjörður.

Holiday-makers flee midge invasion

Residents of summer houses around Hvalfjörður fjord in south-western Iceland had to flee their paradise this weekend as the area was hit by a plague of biting midges.

Drones used in fight against whaling

Conservationist organisation Hard to Port will be deploying drones in its efforts to raise international awareness of what it describes as the “bloody activities” of Icelandic whalers.

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