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Huge Increase in Sexual Offenses against Children

by Iceland Review on Friday Aug 1, 2014 at 0:05

The number of sexual offenses, against children in particular, increased in 2013. Never before have so many children sought the assistance of Barnahús, the Center for Child Sexual Abuse, as in 2013.

Interior Minister Scandal Causes Tremors In Parliament

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 20:17

Members of parliament are sharply divided on how to contend with the news that Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir may have tried to influence the police investigations of her ministry. Shortly after news broke from DV that Hanna Birna had allegedly told then Commissioner of the Capital Area Police Stefán Eiríksson, both in […]

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Puffin Hunting “Unsustainable And Unethical”

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 19:21

Iceland’s puffin population has hit such low numbers that hunting the birds has sparked strong criticism. The Nature Office of South Iceland has released their findings of a detailed puffin census conducted around the country. Of the dozen nestings areas that were inspected, all of them showed a sharp decline in the number of young […]

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Down To The Dog Den - On the universal logic of The Boss

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 18:25

Anyone familiar with the vertical structure of just about all workplaces—from old school industries and services to the arts, to the innovation and public sectors—understands the universal logic of The Boss. No matter how pleasant it might feel to fulfil one’s working tasks and hours; irrelevant of how invisible the allegedly inherent antagonism between the […]

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Interstellar Trailer with Iceland Shots Released

by Iceland Review on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 17:41

A new trailer from the movie Interstellar by director Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon, among others, which was to a large extent filmed in Iceland, was published on variety.com yesterday.

Merchants’ Weekend Is Here! - We get you ready for Iceland's most festival-filled weekend

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 16:47

Every year in Iceland, the first weekend in August is dedicated to celebrating Verslunarmannahelgi (“Merchants’ Weekend”), a labour day / bank holiday equivalent. While not everyone is actually a Merchant, every Icelander is encouraged to celebrate like the holiday is their own, with many getting three or four days off work. Though it is traditionally […]

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More Landowners Concerned about Tourism Numbers

by Iceland Review on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 15:00

Landowners at the natural pool Hrunalaug in South Iceland are overwhelmed by the large number of tourists that flock to the pool every day. The visitors’ conduct is often poor and the land has started to show signs of irreparable damage.

Snapshot 209

by Iceland Review on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 14:53

Sun in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands). Sony A7R 55mm 1/250 F16 ISO 100.

Slow down! (KH)

by Iceland Review on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 14:43

Speeding in the city center is silly. And dangerous.

Buying a Car in Iceland

by Iceland Review on Thursday Jul 31, 2014 at 14:18

Q: How do I buy a car in Iceland without a social security number?

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