Svanhildur Snæbjörnsdóttir  and Hlaðgerður Sveinbjörnsdóttir.

Oldest living Icelandic twins celebrate 96th birthday

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Andrea and her boyfriend holding their newborn son.

Icelandic home birth: Roar of the lioness

30 May A wondrous photo essay by photographer Aldís Pálsdóttir capturing the birth of a baby boy to parents Andrea Eyland Sóleyjar-og Björgvinsdóttir and Þorleifur Kamban.

Karl Sigurðsson in his home. He cooks his own supper every night and is in good health.

"Can't believe I'm a hundred years old."

14 May Former captain and marine engineer Karl Sigurðsson celebrates his 100th birthday today. Speaking to Morgunblaðið today he can't believe he reached such a high age.

Ash Wednesday is costume day for kids in Iceland.

Dress-up day for kids- Ash Wednesday in Iceland

14 Feb It's Ash Wednesday, a day where children in Iceland dress up in fancy-dress and go out to collect sweets. It's kind of like the Icelandic version of Halloween.

The photo that was shared all across Iceland and beyond.

Icelander hangs out washing in shoulder-deep snow

13 Feb Photographer Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir who lives in Ísafjörður in the West Fjords of Iceland wanted to show her husband, who lives in the capital, how much it had snowed overnight and posted a photo of herself hanging out the washing on her Facebook page.

Jensína Jóna Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, known as Jenna, is 100 years old and remembers harder times in Iceland.

"Life was slavery"

12 Feb "I'm a 100 year old lady from the west who has slaved a lot in her life" says Jensína Jóna Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, known as Jenna, who celebrated her birthday on Saturday.

Svanur Kristinsson is a policeman in Selfoss.

Icelandic policeman wears same sunglasses for thirty years

7 Feb "My sunglasses are indespensable and they're quality made," says policeman Svanur Kristinsson who lives and works in Selfoss in South Iceland.


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