Katrín Jakobsdóttir talked about the Icelandic Republic, the constitution, Þingvellir, and the national memory.

Photos: Jakobsdóttir led visitors around Þingvellir

two days ago Former prime minister and presidential candidate Katrín Jakobsdóttir led guests and marchers through Þingvellir last night to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Iceland.

Guðrún Hafsteinsdóttir Minister of Justice.

The Immigration bill is passed in Parliament

two days ago The Icelandic parliament, Althingi, has approved the immigration bill by Minister of Justice Guðrún Hafsteinsdóttir.

Pollution from the eruption is being felt in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Edinburgh in Scotland getting high levels of SO2 from the eruption in Iceland

two days ago An unprecedented increase in SO2 has been detected in Edinburgh, Scotland. The volcanic eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row is believed to be responsible. BBC reports.

The first analysis of samples taken at the eruption site has been surprising to scientists.

A surprise change in the magma

13 Jun The magma from the eruption at the Sundhnúkagígar crater row differs significantly from its predecessors. It is more similar to the magma from the Geldingadalir eruption during the first days of the eruption in March 2021, going by the first analyses made.


A five-star cruise ship docked in Reykjavík

13 Jun The first hybrid cruiser to sail in the Arctic and the only icebreaker to have been built as a passenger ship is regularly docked at Skarfabakki harbor in Reykjavík.


Serious knife attack in a home in Súðavík

12 Jun A man was stabbed with a knife in a home in Súðavík late last night and he was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Reykjavik. A young man, who is suspected of the act, was arrested at the location.

The Stark family from Chicago, Tyler, Mia, Lina, and Steven.

Quite taken aback when they saw the road over the smoking lava

12 Jun The American tourist Steve Stark and his family were quite taken back when they drove on a road that had been constructed over the newly flowing lava from the Sundhnúkagígar crater row volcano.

Gerard Butler.

Gerard Butler has arrived in Iceland

12 Jun The filming of the thriller Greenland: Migration began here in Iceland yesterday. The acclaimed actor Gerard Butler plays the leading role and he just arrived in the country. The movie is the sequel to the movie Greenland, which was a hit in 2020.

The picture is taken at the eruption site yesterday.

Another burst could occur in the next days

12 Jun Measurements indicate that inflation has resumed at Svartsengi, but the eruption at Sund-hnúkagígar crater row has been ongoing for thirteen days.

Forecast for the volcanic smog for 7 am to 1 pm today.

Volcanic smog now limited to the Reykjanes peninsula

12 Jun There is still air pollution in the southwest corner of Iceland but it is no longer in the capital area. Now, it is limited to the Reykjanes peninsula, according to Ingibjörg Andrea Bergþórsdóttir, a natural hazard specialist at the Icelandic Met Office.

Volcanic smog in the city.

Volcanic smog causing bad air quality in the capital area

11 Jun The volcanic eruption at Sundhnúkagígar crater row is now causing considerable pollution in the capital area and in the west of south Iceland.

Twelve days have passed since the eruption started at the Sundhnúkagígar crater row.

"It looks like the inflation has resumed"

10 Jun According to the Icelandic Met Office’s deformation measurement director, Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson, there are signs that inflation has resumed under Svartsengi.

The temperature forecast for tomorrow at noon.

Finally it feels like summer

10 Jun The weather will be the best in South and West Iceland today and tomorrow. Generally, it’s expected to be fine weather in many parts of the country in the coming days, and it will warm considerably this week, leaving the unusual cold front last week.

"We’re just a little bit of a stalemate at the moment"

10 Jun No decision has been made on whether to build a road over the lava that crossed over Grindavíkurvegur Road on Saturday.

The Blue Lagoon is closed through June 11

9 Jun The Blue Lagoon is closed through Tuesday, June 11.




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