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Hvítserkur is a basalt stack with a peculiar shape, it stands on the beach by Vatnsnes peninsula.

Vatnsnes: a must-see place known to few

Few that travel around the Iceland venture on road 711 in North Iceland, around Vatnsnes peninsula. This 90 km detour from the ring road offers a lot more than meets the eye. There are shores with seals, high stacks of basalt, a volcanic plug that is a presumed fortress and much more. All this in a typical Icelandic rural area with farms and a narrow gravel road occasionally blocked by a tractor.

Hvítserkur is a basalt stack with a peculiar shape, it stands on the beach by Vatnsnes peninsula.

Vatnsnes: a must-see place known to few

Few that travel around the Iceland venture on road 711 in North Iceland, around Vatnsnes peninsula. This 90 km detour from the ring road offers a lot more than meets the eye. There are shores with seals, high stacks of basalt, a volcanic plug that is a presumed fortress and much more. All this in a typical Icelandic rural area with farms and a narrow gravel road occasionally blocked by a tractor.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

The inauguration ceremony for Iceland’s new President

The ceremony will be traditional, not significantly different from the ceremony which takes place every four years at the beginning of a presidential term of office, whether there is a new president or not.

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The man was stabbed fifteen times and hit over the head repeatedly with a crow bar.

Icelandic man brutally murdered in Sweden

An Icelandic man was murdered in the west part of Stockholm on Monday. The man was found bloody in a campsite and local police confirm that he died of his wounds.

Flúðir is a pretty woodland area known for geothermal heat and plenty of greenhouses. It's also a popular camping site.

Tourists refunded at campsite because of drunk, noisy Icelanders

Cases of refunds for tourists disturbed by the drunken antics of Icelanders at the pretty and very popular campsite in Flúðir, South Iceland, have occurred and now the campside is divided into two sections, one for tourists, one for locals .

The Slut Walk is followed by speeches and festivities in the city centre.

Reykjavik Slut Walk on Saturday

The Reykjavik Slut Walk takes places for the sixth time on Saturday leaving from Hallgrímskirkja church at 2 pm and ending at downtown Austurvöllur square.

A great number of emergency services were called out to Grótta last night.

"Parachutist" in ocean turns out to be birthday balloon

An emergency call was made last night that a parachutist had fallen into the ocean at Grótta in Reykjavik. Police, ambulances, fire department and a coastguard helicopter were called out.

The Krás street food market has been extremely popular.

Gourmet food market in Reykjavik this weekend

The KRÁS food market reopens for the summer today, Saturday, in central Reykjavik. KRÁS is a market set up by various Reykjavik restaurants who offer street versions of their dishes.

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, MP for the Pirate Party in Iceland.

Pírates to demand figures of reported sexual offences at Westman Islands festival

As soon as Parliament congregates in August, Iceland's Pirate Party will be putting forward an official query on the numer of sexual offences reported at this year's Þjóðhátíð festival in the Westman Islands on the bank holiday weekend.

Over 15 thousand people attended the festival last year and eighteen sexual offences were reported.

Westman Islands festival in uproar as bands pull out of line up

Several big Icelandic bands have threatened to pull out of the popular Þjóðhátið festival in the Westman Islands which takes place on the bank holiday weekend at the end of July. The reason is a controversial statement by the local chief of police on sexual offences at the festival.

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