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Family Found Wandering On Glacier

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 at 10:52

A tourist operator stumbled across a family wandering around on Langjökull glacier yesterday. Langjökull is quite dangerous for those unfamiliar with the area and has whirlpools reaching 100-200 metres down into the glacier.  “I asked [the father] what he was doing,” the director of ICE Explorer, Arngrímur Hermannsson, told RÚV. “He answered: Am I maybe doing something […]

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Earthquakes Continue To Rattle Bárðarbunga

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 at 8:30

Intense earthquake activity continues around Bárðarbunga volcano and Vatnajökull glacier, reports RÚV. Just passed midnight an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Bárðarbunga and an earthquake measuring 4.5 hit Askja caldera, the largest quake in Askja since 1992. An additional two strong earthquakes hit Bárðarbunga around 3 am. Seismic activity has been intensifying further […]

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Over One Thousand Drivers Caught Speeding in South Iceland

by Iceland Review on Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 at 0:27

The police in Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland have stopped and fined 1,375 drivers so far this year, which is almost an all-time record.

Scientists: Eruption Still Possible

by Iceland Review on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 22:20

Scientists of the Icelandic Met Office and the University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences have evaluated the current status at Bárðarbunga and have concluded the following: There are no indications that the intensity of the activity declining.

Jón Gnarr To Appeal Name Change Case

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 19:47

Former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr plans to appeal a decision by the National Registry which prevents him from changing his legal name to Jón Gnarr. Vísir reports that Jón recently filed a formal request with the National Registry to change his name from Jón Gnarr Kristinsson to just Jón Gnarr, as he has been […]

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Group To Teach Icelanders How To Boycott Goods From Israel

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 19:30

A group of Icelanders hopes to educate the general public on how to avoid buying products from Israel. DV reports that the group, called BDS Ísland, hopes to bring to light which Icelandic companies are importing and selling Israeli goods. The “BDS” in the group’s name stands for “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions”. The movement is an […]

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Snapshot 223

by Iceland Review on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 16:52

Crossing a brook at Eyjafjöll, South Iceland. Sony A7R 135mm 1.8 1/250 F7.1 ISO 100.

Iceland Review Photo Contest Jury Selection – My Favorite Iceland Moment

by Iceland Review on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 16:28

The seven finalists for the ‘My Favorite Iceland Moment’ category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.

Interior Minister Threatened Police, Considering Resigning

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 15:51

Interior Minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir reportedly threatened the former police commissioner with an investigation of her own, and her assistants tried to influence his statements to the press. This and more has come to light in a new letter from the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Parliamentary Ombudsman Tryggvi Gunnarsson today published another letter to Hanna Birna, asking […]

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40 More Acts Announced For Iceland Airwaves - Anna Calvi, How To Dress Well, Sin Fang, Mugison and M-Band will play the 2015 festival

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 at 15:35

After the big reveal of The Knife’s Iceland Airwaves performance last week, the festival has released 40 new additions for the 2015 edition. The announcement includes a fine selection of local artists, including Grapevine’s band of the year Sin Fang, the Ólafur Arnalds/Janus Rasmussen techno partnership Kiasmos, emerging nu-electronica virtuoso M-Band, and  bearded musical polymath […]

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500 events detected

Around 500 earthquakes were detected by the IMO between midnight and 06:30 this morning. According to information from the IMO the night started with a 5.3 event in Bardarbunga at 00:16 hours. More »

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