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Composer Atli Örvarsson

One of Iceland's biggest composers conducts his music tonight

Atli Örvarsson is one of Iceland’s most successful composers. Last year he decided to move from Los Angeles, back to his old hometown Akureyri, North Iceland, where he will conduct a concert tonight.

Composer Atli Örvarsson

One of Iceland's biggest composers conducts his music tonight

Atli Örvarsson is one of Iceland’s most successful composers. Last year he decided to move from Los Angeles, back to his old hometown Akureyri, North Iceland, where he will conduct a concert tonight.

The area will be called Vindaborg, Wind City.

Permit for wind farm in South Iceland depends on migrating birds

National Planning Agency has agreed Biocraft’s next step in building a wind farm in Þykkvabær, South Iceland. It is dependent on evaluations, specifically with regard to nature and migrating birds.

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Cloudy

Today

7 °C

Rain

Later today

5 °C

Light rain

Tomorrow

9 °C

Cream was born last Wednesday.

Cream son of Jam newest member of Reykjavik Park and Zoo

The newest member of the Reykjavik Park and Zoo was born recently. It’s a snow white calf. He has been given the name Rjómi (Cream), his mother’s name is Sulta (Jam).

Half of the women who have abortions in Iceland take an abortive pill.

Record number of abortions in Iceland

Last year, 2016, a record number of abortions took place in Iceland with a total of 1.021 abortions. This is the first time that the number of abortions in one year surpasses a thousand.

Almannagjá at Þingvellir

A new road to Þingvellir national park?

Locals in Mosfellsdalur valley are worried that the road in the valley, which leads to the Golden Circle, can’t handle the traffic and have proposed an alternative.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Parking fee at Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Sometime in the next month travelers will have to pay parking fees when they stop by Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of the big attractions on Iceland's south coast. The income will be used to build walking paths and for facilities by the waterfall.

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Check out the Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavik this week

The Children's Culture Festival opened on Monday at Harpa Concert Hall. See our accompanying video of the delightful event.

Godfrey Hall wearing his beloved 66°North hat.

US journalist places ad in Iceland looking for missing hat - and gets a new one

Godfrey Hall, a travel journalist from the US advertised in the letters section of Morgunblaðið for his missing wool hat from Icelandic outdoor clothes company 66°North

Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel is only a few kilometres from Akureyri, North Iceland.

Mountain road between Akureyri and Mývatn soon a thing of the past

Tomorrow a final blast will open a tunnel that will replace Víkurskarð mountain pass, which connects Akureyri to the beautiful natural pearls, and towns, of North East Iceland.

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Guided Tour of Árbær Open Air Museum

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