Svanhildur Snæbjörnsdóttir  and Hlaðgerður Sveinbjörnsdóttir.

Oldest living Icelandic twins celebrate 96th birthday

yesterday The oldest living twins in Iceland celebrated their 96th birthday last weekend. Hlaðgerður and Svanhildur Snæbjörnsdaughters are also near the record for Iceland's oldest twins ever, the record being 96 years and 292 days.

Armed marines in Keflavík.

US marines train in Iceland

yesterday Armed marines from North Carolina are currently training in Keflavik in South Iceland. They are taking part in the Trident Juncture NATO practice.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Snæfellsnes famous landmar, is visible from Reykjavik on a clear day.

Self drive winter day tour to Snæfellsnes Peninsula

yesterday Snæfellsnes Peninsula is renowned for beautiful nature and charming villages. There are many things to do and see there, and most of them can be covered in a day trip from Reykjavik, even in winter as Iceland Monitor has tried and tested.

Champagne at Rok.

The best Happy Hours in Reykjavik

17 Oct Looking for a great Happy Hour tonight? Here are a few ideas for the most original, the ones with the longest hours and the ones with the most delicious drinks.

Butterflies emerge from the most beautiful pupas to lay eggs.

Icelandic silk produced in Grundarfjörður, West Iceland

17 Oct A fashion designer in Grundarfjörður on the Snæfellsnes peninsula produces her own silk. She breeds silk worms in her garage.

WOW air will fly to Tel Aviv four times per week next summer.

WOW air recommences flights to Tel Aviv

17 Oct WOW air will begin flights to Tel Aviv in Israel again next summer. The airline announced in July that flights to Tel Aviv would stop in October. WOW will however be stopping flights to St Louis.

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The abstract beauty of glaciers

16 Oct Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson has captured the beauty of Iceland for decades. In a new exhibition at Ásmundarsalur gallery in Reykjavik he exhibits photographs of Icelandic glaciers as you've never seen them before.

Interior design: Gorgeous town house in Reykjavik

16 Oct Interior designer Sólveig Jónsdóttir took care to hold on to the original philosophy of the design of the building when renovating its kitchen.

Tekjur íslenskra háskólanema voru rúmlega 30% hærri en tekjur í Noregi þar sem þær voru næsthæstar,

Icelandic University students oldest and have higher income compared to rest of Europe

16 Oct Icelandic University students have more children, are older and have a higher income compared to students in the rest of Europe. Costs undertaken by Icelandic students however are double the average of other European countries.

Flatey pizza open second branch in Hlemmur Mathöll

16 Oct Pizzeria Flatey are opening a second branch inside the Hlemmur Mathöll food hall at Hlemmur.

Lots of rain ahead for Iceland

16 Oct Several areas of low pressure are "waiting in line" to arrive in Iceland says the Iceland Met Office. Today, heavy rain is peltering Reykjavik and there's more to come.

Orri Páll Dýrason, former drummer of Sigur Rós.

Sigur Rós drummer tried to stop interview being published

15 Oct The lawyer of former Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason, who quit the band recently due to rape allegations by a US artists, made demands that newspaper Stundin would abandon plans to publish an interview with the artist in question, Meagan Boyd.

Engineer Stefán Geir Árnason, brandishing the key ring whose name is the longest word in Icelandic.

Meet the longest word in Icelandic

15 Oct The longest word in Icelandic is Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúrslyklakippuhringurinn. It's a composed word and means the key ring to the tool work shed in the road works of Vaðlaheiði.

The biosphere in lake Mývatn is in many ways unique.

18 pictures of magical Mývatnssveit in North Iceland

14 Oct Mývatnssveit is an area of extremes in North Iceland. Lake Mývatn with its deep blue colour surrounded by old craters, bubbling clay in Námaskarð geothermal area. The green vegetation in the warm summers and blue of the biting frost in winter.

The Icelandic horse has two extra gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds.

Experience the unique Icelandic horse

13 Oct Displaying incredible sturdiness, strength as well as beauty and temperament, these animals truly know how to survive in Iceland’s most extreme conditions, no matter what the weather may throw at them.

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