Reykjavik to switch off street lights for Northern Lights
Street lights will be turned off between 10pm and 11pm in various districts of Reykjavik – including the city centre.
Tonight great chance for dazzling Northern Lights show in Iceland
A combination of high Northern Lights activity and clear skies this evening is expected to make for perfect condition for fans to see the stunning atmospheric phenomenon.
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.
Incredibly powerful Northern Lights this week
Conditions for viewing the Northern Lights have been exceptional in the last couple of days. Sævar Helgi Bragason at astronomy website stjörnufræðuvefurinn says that the next couple of nights also look promising, with Wednesday night looking particularly good.
Soak in a 38°C beer bath at Iceland’s new beer spa resort
The idea comes from similar beer spas in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, says CEO of Icelandic beer manufacturer Agnes Anna Sigurðardóttir.
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.
Northern Lights expected at around 9 or 10 pm
Police would like to stress that people need to take great care when gazing up into the sky, and not to do so in the middle of a street or to park a car at the side of a road in the darkness.
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.
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