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  1. Eruption Pollution Warning in North IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Iceland Review

    The concentration of sulfur dioxide gas from the eruption in Holuhraun exceeded 5,000 m /m3 in Sau arkrokur, Northwest Iceland, this morning. The Civil Protection Department alerted inhabitants of the situation by sms text messages, advising them to stay inside, close the windows and turn up the heating to keep the gas out while the pollution persists.

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  2. Maine to Greenland' to CamdenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Herald Gazette

    Smithsonian geographer and photographer Wilfred E. Richard and anthropologist William W. Fitzhugh have long been fascinated by northern climates and northern lifestyles. They joined forces to create "Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast," published this fall by the Smithsonian Institute.

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  3. B r arbunga: Pollution Levels In H fn Blow Away Records; Plus, A Seismic Tour Of The CalderaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Daily Kos

    Also the levels which, when I was working on my land painting only caused minor symptoms, but when I switched to heavy fence work with a sledgehammer, developed breathing problems whose symptoms took a few days to go away. 2600 g/m3 : Subsequent record breaker in Rey arfjor ur, described as being like breathing from the tailpipe of work equipment.

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  4. A culinary adventure in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | Canada.com

    Icelandic chef Eythor Halldorsson prepares a plate made of traditional Icelandic produce, mink whale, horse, lamb, herrings and gravlax at his Icelandic Bar restaurant in Reykjavik. Iceland's exotic culinary landscape includes shark, whale, puffin, reindeer, horse, ram's testicles and entire sheep's heads, all ancient dishes that Halldorsson believes have a place on the modern table.

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  5. See the Stylish Side of ReykjavíkRead the original story

    Friday Oct 24 | New York Magazine

    Settle into a rocking chair in the reading nook at Hlemmur Square . The same owner of the now-defunct Cooper Square Hotel has mixed the clean lines and color-blocking of his former spot with minimalist Scandinavian design.

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  6. True Game of Thrones fans must travel hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | Globe and Mail

    Rumour has it that more Game of Thrones will be shot in Hverir, where bubbling pools of mud and steam break through the Earth's crust. Rumour has it that more Game of Thrones will be shot in Hverir, where bubbling pools of mud and steam break through the Earth's crust.

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  7. 33 Isolated Homes That Would Be Perfect for the Zombie ApocalypseRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 23 | TechEBlog

    Should a Walking Dead-like scenario happen in real-life, you'd need an isolated place, away from the big city, to hideout, or at least until the zombies are contained. For example, this tiny home in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland is surrounded by water on its own little island.

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  8. Day 7: Husavik, Go afoss, Akureyri and Siglufjor ur: IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Aaron Johnson

    Already back from the trip, didn't have time at night to do days 7, 8, 9 and 10 but I'm trying now. It's never as good days after when you can't remember all the little details though.

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  9. Isramworld Adds Variety Of Tours To Greece To Its Expanding European PresenceRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 23 | Release News

    EuropeToo, part of the IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands, is offering new tours to Greece to compliment its impressive tours to Europe programs New York - As part of a continued effort to increase tour options to Europe, Isramworld, one of the world's leading tour operators, is offering a large array of tours to Greece along with its "London and Lisbon," "London and Downton Abbey," and Iceland packages. Isramworld joined the European Tour Operators Association earlier this year to further this effort.

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  10. Mother Nature Takes Top Billing In IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Examiner.com

    Even its name "Ice"land - tells you that an element of nature is more important than humans and that you're going to have to pay attention to weather before you start thinking about the culture, or the history, or the quirkiness of the residents, of whom there are relatively few in a country roughly the size of Kentucky. There are approximately 319,000 citizens in all of Iceland.

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  11. Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Icelandic Brazilian Nanna S hndal.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | Iceland Review

    Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Nanna SA hndal, the last living descendant of the first-generation of Icelandic immigrants to Brazil.Photo: Courtesy of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson opened an Icelandic consulate in Curitiba, Brazil, during his official visit there last week, appointing MagnAos A"lason as the Icelandic consul in the city.

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  12. In the land of fire and iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    This is not up-Island, but for a story about Iceland in our Off the Rock section. The late noon sun turns the Holuhraun volcano plume an eerie yellow.

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  13. Carrick on money: The best countries to grow old inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | The Globe and Mail

    The town of Longyearbyen with the Hiortfjellet mountain in the background is seen in winter light in Svalbard March 26, 2012. The town of Longyearbyen with the Hiortfjellet mountain in the background is seen in winter light in Svalbard March 26, 2012.

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  14. West Melville Initiates Metallurgical Test Work, Isortoq Project, Southern GreenlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Market Wire

    West Melville Metals Inc. today announced that it has entered into a contract with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia to undertake a program of metallurgical test work on the Isortoq Project. One hundred kilograms of representative sample has been shipped to the CSIRO laboratory in Perth and test work has commenced.

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  15. Greenland opens diplomatic office in Washington, D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | CBC News

    Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna is greeted by Greenland's then-premier Aleqa Hammond at the Nuuk airport on June 30, 2014. The Inuit of both countries share linguistic and cultural ties.

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  16. 14 Artists to Seek out at AirwavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Iceland Review

    Iceland Airwaves is nearly upon us. Despite its descent further into the winter months , and the risk of a sulphurous fog overwhelming everything, excitement is building.

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  17. The Defiled Play Iceberg Gig In GreenlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | ContactMusic.com

    Rockers The Defiled defied freezing temperatures as part of a Jagermeister challenge in Kulusuk, Greenland last week by performing a 30 minute concert on a floating iceberg. The U.K. metal band took to the makeshift stage as part of the Jagermeister Ice Cold Gig, and performed for locals, who watched from fishing boats.

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  18. Changes in Groundwater May Signal Large EarthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Iceland Review

    The results of a new study on two large earthquakes in North Iceland in 2012 and 2013 indicate that changes in the chemical composition of groundwater in areas prone to earthquakes may be used to predict large earthquakes and to improve knowledge of processes in the earth's crust that take place before such earthquakes, as stated on the website of the University of Iceland . "The results of the study show that two to six months prior to the quakes changes in the groundwater emerged, such that the proportion of local precipitation water in the geothermal water increased.

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  19. A red house with a viewRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | TrekEarth

    It was a long drive from Myvatn to our next accommodation at Hofssta ir, Skagafjor ur. Too much for 1 day.

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  20. HusavikRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | TrekEarth

    Husavik, a small town of some 2000 inhabitants in the far north of Iceland was the first place in Iceland that was settled permanently. Even if the people of the capital Reykjavik want to believe their place to be the first, it was actually the Norse Viking Gardar Svarvarsson who stayed here in the winter of AD 870.

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