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"A rare and an Amazing Sight"

9 May Ólafur Þór Víðisson a guide in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon witnessed a huge piece of the Breiðamerkur glacier break off the other day. He says it is a rare occurrence and all the more exciting because of it.

Leonardo DiCaprio.

DiCaprio invests in VitroLabs – an Icelandic run company “growing” leather

6 May The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is impressed with the startup company VitroLabs which was founded by the Icelander Ingvar Helgason among others.

Rökkvi Vésteinsson is a computer programmer, a travel guide and a stand up comedian and a self-confessed language nerd.

Responsible for Icelandic being in LingQ

5 May He is a computer programmer, a travel guide and a stand up comedian. Rökkvi Vésteinsson is responsible for LingQ adding Icelandic to their choice of languages for people to learn.

The dog Raven had fun in the snow in Akureyri yesterday.

Snow greets summer in the north

4 May Residents in the North and East of Iceland were stunned when they woke up yesterday and looked out their windows seeing a wintery scene of white flurry snow on the ground. The first day of summer was two weeks ago so this situation has to be uncommon although not unheard of in Iceland.

From the pool area.

New Laugardalslaug Pool Ahead

1 May A total of 1,100 suggestions for the renovation of the Laugardalslaug swimming pool, Reykjavík, including ones from pool guests, have been received.

Work on the addition has begun.

Hótel Búðir to Double in Size

29 Apr Work has begun on an addition to Hótel Búðir on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

A rocket being launched from Skyrora's headquarters.

Will Another Rocket Launch from Langanes Be Permitted?

28 Apr The Scottish company Skyrora is hoping to get permission from Icelandic authorities to launch a rocket from Langanes Point.

From Mýrdalssandur.

Will Harbor Be Built Near Vík í Mýrdal?

28 Apr The German company EP Power Minerals, which is preparing to export pumice from the Mýrdalssandur outwash plain, South Iceland, is exploring the feasibility of building a harbor in Mýrdalssandur to facilitate the export.

Life Expectancy in Iceland Among Europe’s Highest

27 Apr According to figures published today by Statistics Iceland, life expectancy in Iceland was 80.9 years for men in 2021 and 84.1 years for women.

Sigurður Ólason.

Ammonia Production Planned at Bakki, Húsavík

26 Apr In light of the Icelandic government’s aim of making Iceland carbon neutral by 2040, the production of electric fuels, such as hydrogen and ammonia, must be sped up.

A rare sight in downtown Reykjavík.

Horses on the Road in Reykjavík

25 Apr If you visited downtown Reykjavík Saturday, you may have wondered why there were numerous horses on the road.

The plane being pulled out of Þingvallavatn lake.

Crashed Plane Being Investigated

25 Apr Friday night, the airplane that crashed into Þingvallavatn lake, Southwest Iceland, in February was recovered from the lake.

From Þingvallavatn lake, this morning.

Crashed Plane to Be Recovered Today

22 Apr Today, rescue workers and divers plan to recover the airplane that crashed into Þingvallavatn lake, Southwest Iceland, in February.

From Akureyri.

Today is First Day of Summer

21 Apr “Today is the First Day of Summer, and for a change, the weather outlook is good for the whole country.”

Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, and Minister of Infrastructure Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Sale of Bank of Iceland: Corruption or Mess-Up?

20 Apr The Icelandic government has, in the wake of its disputed sale of a 22.5 stake in the Bank of Iceland (Íslandsbanki), decided to suggest to Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, that Icelandic State Financial Investments (ISFI) be abolished.

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