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Toxic Gases at Eruption Site, Eruption Not Over

by Iceland Review on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 15:52

Gas measurements at the Holuhraun eruption site indicate that there are currently high levels of sulfur dioxide close to the eruption.

Workers Unite! - How the service industry exploits workers, and why nothing is changing

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 15:48

Earlier this month, a news story broke in the Icelandic media that a young Icelandic girl working at Lebowski Bar was fired after she asked to be paid minimum wage—effectively a pay rise over what she was getting. The story sparked shock and outrage amongst many. To others, it was merely par for the course. […]

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Workers Unite! - How the service industry exploits workers, and why nothing is changing

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 15:48

Earlier this month, a news story broke in the Icelandic media that a young Icelandic girl working at Lebowski Bar was fired after she asked to be paid minimum wage—effectively a pay rise over what she was getting. The story sparked shock and outrage amongst many. To others, it was merely par for the course. […]

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Sorrí

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 15:33

Prins Póló, the essentially one-man-band project of Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson (Skakkamanage), has a new album out titled ‘Sorrí.’ I’m not sure what the “Sorry” is about, but perhaps it’s an ironic middle finger to those who might not like this very eclectic album. ‘Sorrí’ is a bit of an insider’s album that will likely be […]

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The Elusive Hidden People

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 14:54

The use and adaption of folklore is changing rapidly in a country flirting with mass tourism, and some of us worry that the highway to cliché is paved with quick fixes. No one blames a visitor thirsty to learn about Icelandic storytelling traditions. However, for witnesses of the tourism circus, it’s worth considering which stories […]

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Expanding Forests in Iceland

by Iceland Review on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 13:35

Of all the beautiful tall birch forests in Iceland it’s a pity the world-renowned photographer chose a photograph of sticks of birch scrub which more suited to rough, ornate, basketry than one of his photographs of a much more beautiful tall birch forests he no doubt has in his collection.

Snapshot 223

by Iceland Review on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 13:13

Reykjavík’s main shopping street.

Björk’s Biophilia Film To Premiere In Reykjavík This Week - Co-director Nick Fenton speaks as tickets go sale at Bíó Paradís

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 13:10

Björk’s Biophilia tour went on for almost two years, scoring a huge hit with critics and audiences around the world due to it’s innovative, immersive production. After a long process of trying to fund a definitive concert film of the project, it came right down to the wire, with the final show at London’s cavernous […]

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Eruption Subsiding Quickly

by Iceland Review on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 12:54

The eruption which started in Holuhraun lava field, north of Vatnajökull, yesterday morning, is subsiding quickly.

Icelandic Tuna Sparks Interest in Japan

by Iceland Review on Monday Sep 1, 2014 at 11:57

Tuna caught in Icelandic waters sparked a lot of interest in Japan last week when it was sold on the Tokyo fish market.

The lava eruption on Holuhraun continues myndasyrpa

The lava eruption on Holuhraun continues. Lava flows northward from the eruption site. At 20:00 UTC yesterday, the lava extended over a 3-km-area. This corresponds to a magma discharge of 300 to 500 cubic metres per second. From observations yesterday evening, the volume of erupted lava is between 16 and 25 million cubic metres. More »

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