Iceland completes pay-back of IMF loan
The Central Bank of Iceland’s current “good” foreign liquidity position means it is able to pay off the debt straight away and in full.
‘Disappearing’ waterfall reappears
When the reservoir reaches overflow point an on-off ‘man-made’ waterfall – named Hverfandi (meaning ‘disappearing’) – forms at the western end of the Kárahnjúkastífla dam.
"It's a sexy business"
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur made a speech today on the opportunites held by Icelanders in the international film industry at Kex Hostel in Reykjavík today.
"There's power and wisdom in the North"
The Imagine Peace Tower, a work of art by Yoko Ono, will be illuminated at 8pm on Friday October 9th, the 75th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon. Iceland Monitor met with Ono and discussed the meaning of the peace tower in today's world.
Vík fears Katla eruption floods
“There is a real danger of flood waters from a Katla eruption breaking over existing defences and into the town of Vík,” warns Ásgeir Magnússon, Director of Vík local council.
Prisoners demand red wine with their dinner
Prisoners at Kvíabryggja, a prison for Iceland's white-collar criminals, have demanded red wine and other alcoholic drinks with their food on special occasions.
Around Iceland 2015 is complete!
The whole ‘Around Iceland 2015’ archive is available for you to discover or to enjoy all over again here.
New WOW headquarters to include marina and art gallery?
Icelandic airline WOW has applied to the municipality of Kópavogur for a building site in Kársnes by the seafront. WOW wishes to build offices that span 9 thousand square metres with a possible extension up to 12 thousand square metres.
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