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Composer Atli Örvarsson

One of Iceland's biggest composers conducts his music tonight

yesterday, 14:42 GMT 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

yesterday, 10:47 GMT 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.

Baltasar Kormákur

New TV shows about Iceland‘s most famous missing person case

two days ago Iceland’s biggest director Baltasar Kormákur, known for Everest and Trapped, will be directing a TV series about Iceland’s most famous missing person case.

International Day of the Icelandic Horse on May 1st

two days ago To celebrate the Icelandic Horse, a varied programme will be held around Iceland between April 29th to May 1st.

Organic ice cream with only the best of ingredients at Skúbb.

Former Omnom chocolate owner opens ice cream parlour

28 Apr A new ice cream parlour will be opening soon in Laugarás 1 near the Laugardalur swimming pool in Reykjavik. The owner is Karl Viggó Vigfússon, one of the founders of the hugely popular Omnom chocolate

Guðmundur P,  Líndal and Jósep B -. Þórhallsson, the creators of Lava Cheese.

Mouthwatering Icelandic cheese snack hits the market

28 Apr A new snack, Lava Cheese is becoming extremely popular in Iceland. It's a concept created by two friends who loved the taste of melted, hardened cheese.

Cream was born last Wednesday.

Cream son of Jam newest member of Reykjavik Park and Zoo

28 Apr 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

28 Apr 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?

28 Apr 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

28 Apr 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.


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

27 Apr 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

27 Apr 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

27 Apr 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.

Sakamaður í máli Birnu Brjánsdóttur leiddur fyrir dómara í héraðsdómi Reykjaness
Skipverjinn segist saklaus af ákæru
Héraðsdómur Olsen huldi andlit sitt er hann var leiddur fyrir dómara

Man charged with Birna's murder still proclaims innocence

27 Apr The man charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January, Thomas Möller Olsen, admits that she was inside the vehicle he rented but denies murdering her.

It will snow heavily on mountain roads surrounding Reykjavik this afternoon.

Snow on roads surrounding Reykjavik today and tomorrow

27 Apr Spring is predicted to come next weekend. Until that, winter isn‘t prepared to let go just yet. It will snow on most mountain roads surrounding Reykjavik today and tomorrow, so make sure that your cars are properly equipped before heading out.


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