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  1. Saga Museums in ReykjavikRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | Iceland Review

    Q: It appears there are several good history and/or saga museums in ReykjavA k and nearby. If one has limited time, which ones would you recommend visiting: - The National Museum of Iceland - Saga Museum at The Pearl - A rbA r Museum - ReykjavA k 871 +/-2 The Settlement Exhibition - The Icelandic Settlement Centre in Borgarnes A: All of these museums are good but the exhibitions differ, so it's really more of a question of what you would like to see.

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  2. COMMENTARY: My Little Corner of Canada, Feb. 6Read the original story

    Friday Feb 6 | Nunatsiaq News

    Because of painful memories of the introduction of alcohol to Inuit Nunagat decades ago and the effects it had on Inuit society, many Inuit are still, perhaps naively, hoping it will go away or controlled. The fact is that prohibition doesn't work - anywhere.

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  3. Whispers of Ecological Change in the Arctic Are Trying to Tell Us Something. Are We Listening?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Discover

    Brilliant shades of blue and green explode across the Barents Sea north of Norway and Russia in an image acquired on August 14, 2011, by NASA's Aqua satellite. The color was created by a massive bloom of phytoplankton, which is common here in August.

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  4. Regent Seven Seas to visit 11 new ports in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Travel Weekly

    With four ships in its fleet, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will visit 11 ports for the first time in 2016, including Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Gijon, Spain; and Akureyri, Iceland. The new stops will include one each in France, Canada, Portugal, the Netherlands and Morocco, plus two in Italy and three in Greenland.

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  5. Washington State Mulls Ban On Killer Whale Capture For EntertainmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Switched

    Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controversial capture or holding of killer whales for entertainment. More than half of the approximately 455 orcas taken for captivity originated in Washington state but the practice has come under more scrutiny following the 2013 documentary, "Blackfish," which described the capture of orcas and how one killed a trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

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  6. satr Association conducting a ceremony at ingvellirRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Iceland Review

    President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed has welcomed the planned construction in Reykjavik of what has been described as the first main temple of the Asatru religion to be built in 1,000 years. As reported, the 350 square meter temple will be located in Oskjuhli , a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan stands.

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  7. Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Bangor Daily News

    Icelanders soon will be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island's first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity about 1,000 years ago, but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.

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  8. Why Iceland Is Building a Temple to ThorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | TheDailyBeast.com

    As the A satrAo pagan religion becomes ever more popular, a group of followers is constructing a shrine overlooking Reykjavik to the gods Thor, Odin, and Frigg. The God of Thunder is making a triumphant return to Iceland.

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  9. Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily BeastWhy Iceland Is...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | The Daily Beast

    As the A satrAo pagan religion becomes ever more popular, a group of followers is constructing a shrine overlooking Reykjavik to the gods Thor, Odin, and Frigg. The God of Thunder is making a triumphant return to Iceland.

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  10. Lolita The Captive Killer Whale To Get Endangered ProtectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Switched

    The federal government has decided that a captive killer whale that has been performing for decades at the Miami Seaquarium deserves the same protection as a small population of endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters. But the National Marine Fisheries Service also said Wednesday that the whale's inclusion in the endangered listing does not impact the animal's stay at the Florida facility where she has been since 1970.

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  11. Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Inhabitat

    For the first time since the age of the Vikings, Icelanders will be able to publicly worship at the altar of Thor . This month, construction begins on a temple dedicated solely to the Norse gods, where neo- pagans can celebrate ancient rituals, perform marriages and lay people to rest under the watchful eye of Odin.

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  12. Game of Thrones actor who played The Mountain becomes World's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Daily Mail

    The 'Hair Dad' of Facebook: Single father who was worried about styling his daughter's tresses decided to take a course... and ended up top of his class Game of Thrones actor who played The Mountain becomes World's Strongest Viking as he smashes 1,000-year-old record by carrying 1,433lbs log Game of Thrones actor Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson has broken a 1,000-year-old weight lifting record to become 'The World's Strongest Viking'. The 26-year-old lifted a 30-foot log, weighing 1,433lbs on his shoulders and carried it for five steps during the World's Strongest Viking competition in Norway.

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  13. Cold and Changeable Weather in Iceland in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Iceland Review

    January 2015 was colder than the average January in the past decade everywhere in Iceland apart from a few locations in the south. Precipitation was also frequent around the country last month, albeit not record-breaking.

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  14. You'll Soon Be Able to Worship Norse Gods at This TempleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | IGN

    Iceland begins construction this month on a temple to the Norse gods, the first such temple to be built since the Viking age. High priest of A satrAoarfA lagiA , Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, leads neo-pagan ceremony at the Pingvellir National Park near Reykjavik.

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  15. First temple for Norse gods in 1,000 years to be built in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Examiner.com

    The High Priest of Iceland 's newest religion , which promotes faith in the old Norse gods , doesn't actually think people believe in Thor or or a "one-eyed man who is riding about on a horse with eight feet." However, Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson says the people who are part of 'Asatruarfelagid,' a neopagan organization, see the ancient stories as "poetic metaphors and a manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology."

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  16. Morrissey Is Canceling Concerts at Venues That Won't Go VegetarianRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Grub Street

    The BBC reports that ever-truculent Morrissey "has scrapped plans" to perform in Reykjavik because Icelanders - who proudly put testicles in their beer - refused to cater to his vegetarianism by banning the sale of meat in the venue on the night of his show. "I love Iceland and I have waited a long time to return," he told a fan site, "but I shall leave the Harpa Concert Hall to their cannibalistic flesh-eating bloodlust."

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  17. Iceland to build first Norse gods temple since VikingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Breitbart.com

    Having lost the religious battle in Scandinavia to Christianity over 1,000 years ago, the Norse gods are making a comeback in Iceland. In February, construction will commence of a temple honoring the Norse gods Thor, Odin, and Frigg.

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  18. After Early Christian Opposition, Iceland Gets First Pagan Temple in Nearly 1000 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Religion Dispatched

    This month an Icelandic Pagan organization called the Asatruarfelag will begin construction of a temple in Oskjuhli hill, Reykjavik. It will be the first heathen temple to be built in Northern Europe since the construction of the Temple at Uppsala in Sweden in 1070.

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  19. Norway to issue white paper on Svalbard's futureRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    With the Svalbard coal company dismissing staff and pleading for crisis money, the Norwegian government has announced that it will issue a new white paper on the Arctic archipelago. The future of the islands is up for debate as crisis envelops the Store Norske coal company.

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  20. Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Religion News Service

    REYKJAVIK, Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island's first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. A Norse mythology image from the 18th century Icelandic manuscript "SAM 66", now in the care of the Arni Magnusson Institute in Iceland.

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