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Gray Line coaches.

Merger of Iceland Travel and Gray Line

9 Aug According to an announcement, an agreement has been reached on the merger of Iceland Travel ehf., which is fully owned by Icelandair Group and Gray Line Iceland., which is jointly owned by the founders of the company and Akur fjárfestingar slhf. Following the merger, Icelandair Group will own 70% of the merged company, while the owners of Gray Line will own 30%.

Owner Erna Kaaber says that deep fried food is not unhealthy if you use the right ingredients.

Icelandic Fish and Chips open New York Branch

14 Jun On June 25th, Icelandic Fish and Chips, which as the name implies is an Icelandic fish and chips restaurant, opens a branch in New York.

Costco has lowered the price of this TV by six thousand ISK since its opening.

Icelanders fall in love with Costco

29 May The arrival of Costco in Iceland has had an extremely welcome reception by Icelanders and over 60 thousand people have joined a Facebook page where people compare prices and their experience of the store.

Startup Iceland takes place at Harpa Concert hall and Conference Centre

Startup Iceland Explores Health and Personal Data in a Post-GDPR Digital Economy

27 May Startup Iceland, taking place in Reykjavik Iceland 31 May - 1 June 2017, will dive into the implications and opportunities of the impending Europe GDPR on personal data and digital health and what that may mean globally for digital companies and the people who use their services.

The litre of petrol at Costco goes for  169,9 Icelandic kronas.

Costco sells the cheapest petrol in Iceland

22 May Costco have begun selling petrol outside their store at Kauptún in Garðabær at 169.9 ISK per litre. This is the cheapest petrol price in Iceland. Costco will open their highly anticipated store tomorrow, Tuesday.

Brett Vigelskas expects huge crowds at the opening of Costco next Tuesday.

Search and Rescue teams employed for Costco's Iceland opening

18 May US based Costco Wholesale is expecting its largest opening ever when it opens a warehouse store in Iceland next week. Search and rescue teams will be at hand for crowd control and to assist store employees. "We expect it to be crazy,"says manager Brett Vigelskas.

TopShop in Kringlan.

TopShop in Iceland closes

17 May The two branches of Top Shop in Iceland will be closing this summer. The Smáralind shopping mall branch closes this month and the one in the Kringlan shopping mall closes in August.

Tulpop merchandise is extremely popular with Icelandic children - and adults as well!

Icelandic Tulipop characters to become a cartoon series

3 May The enchanting characters and their world created by design company Tulipop will soon come to life in a new cooperation with US company WildBrain.

The team at Icelandic production company Tjarnargatan.

Two international awards for Icelandic production company

3 Oct Tjarnargatan, an Icelandic production company, just received two awards at the Digital Communication Awards in Berlin for “Keep Focused”, a memorable campaign that contributed to increased road safety and raised awareness of the dangers of driver being distracted by the mobile phones.

View on Iceland: Tourism, Heavy Metal and Startups

10 Sep 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

View on Iceland: Democracy, Horses and Doing Business

3 Sep 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson, managing director of Plain Vanilla.

QuizUp creators Plain Vanilla close Iceland office

31 Aug 2016 Following NBC's abrupt cancellation of the QuizUp show, Icelandic computer game company Plain Vanilla is shutting down their office in Iceland and all 36 employees have received a redundancy notice.

Icelandic mobile game receives rave reviews

25 Aug 2016 The Berlin-based Klang games, formed by veterans of Iceland's CCP Games (Eve Online) and Icelandic artists released ReRunners, a mobile game in July which has received excellent reviews internationally.

Foreign Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir.

Britain would bring more influence to EFTA

14 Aug 2016 "When more countries join your club that usually means more influence on the international stage," says Iceland's Foreign Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir in an interview with the Norwegian online business newspaper E24 Næringsliv.

The creative team at Tjarnargatan.

Icelandic ad campaign receives international acclaim

10 Aug 2016 Keep Focused (Höldum Fókus), a memorable campaign that contributed to increase road safety and raised awareness of the dangers involved with drivers being distracted by their mobile phones, just received its latest commendation when the campaign was nominated in two categories for the Digital Communication Awards in Berlin

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