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  1. A Cozy Winter Evening with an Icelandic StorytellerRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Iceland has developed a unique tradition for storytelling and literature, beginning with the esteemed Icelandic Sagas of the tenth and eleventh centuries. They are landmarks of world literature still widely read today.

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  2. Iceland hotel apologizes for 'Apartheid' cocktail, says staffer was 'unaware of meaning'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Mashable

    A hotel in Iceland is in hot water for a tone-deaf cocktail named after South Africa's brutal, decades-long system of racial segregation. The Hotel Reykjavik Marina , owned and operated by Icelandair, was called out on Twitter for serving what it called an "Apartheid" cocktail - featuring vodka, stout liqueur, cream and roasted hazelnuts.

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  3. Iceland's Lights require patience, warm clothesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The London Free Press

    It is nearly midnight in late November and an anorak-clad crowd several hundred strong is stamping its feet in a field of tussocky grass in the north of Iceland, scanning the horizon and hoping for a break in the cloud. A chance of seeing the Northern Lights has drawn busloads of increasingly cold onlookers to this remote spot, but the heavenly illuminations are so far living up to their elusive reputation, even when the clouds briefly part to reveal a starry display.

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  4. Next Stop, Quito: Top Cities 2015By Brandon PresserRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

    ... carefully curated list of the top cities to visit in 2015. The currency crash of 2008 can be credited with opening Iceland up to large-scale tourism after its once prohibitive prices hit the floor. But today, now that the economic crisis seems like ...

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  5. Kerry: Lose that Limp-Shrimp Pink TieRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | American Thinker

    ... changed overnight. The talks proceeded with a measure of civility, if not warmth. Fast-forward to 1986, Reykjavik, Iceland. President Reagan and Soviet Communist Party boss Mikhail Gorbachev were racing toward an historic arms reduction agreement ...

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  6. Trip Tips - Iceland's Lights require patience, warm clothesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | HawaiiNews

    It is nearly midnight in late November and an anorak-clad crowd several hundred strong is stamping its feet in a field of tussocky grass in the north of Iceland, scanning the horizon and hoping for a break in the cloud. A chance of seeing the Northern Lights has drawn bus loads of increasingly cold onlookers to this remote spot, but the heavenly illuminations are so far living up to their elusive reputation, even when the clouds briefly part to reveal a starry display.

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  7. Cool venues in a very cold placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    In Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves music festival, I prowled the Viking nation's capital for two days in November, dipping in and out of venues to see bands much as one might at Austin's South By Southwest. But Texas rarely sees Reykjavik's freezing temperatures and high winds - winds that threatened to topple me as I tried to check out Icelandic hip-hop while figuring out whether the woman in the long white puffy coat at the bar was Bjork.

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  8. Costco to Open Giant Store in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Iceland Review

    ... Urri aholt. "Last but not least it will have a significant meaning for competition and the price of products in Iceland." Head of the Federation of Icelandic Industries, Gu run Hafsteinsdottir, has pointed out that legal amendments must be made so ...

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  9. Authors reveal their festive wishlistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Oxford Times

    ... is of looking at one's naked self from a mirror on the floor. "I love crime novels, and, though I've read several of Iceland's Yrsa Siguroardottir's novels, I haven't read The Silence Of The Sea [Hodder & Stoughton, A 13.99] yet. "Our heroine, Thora ...

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  10. Volcano vs. Monster Truck in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | CNN

    Beneath Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the waterfall at Seljalandfoss is a 60-meter curtain of icy cascading water that it's possible to walk behind. The slopes of Eyjafjallajokull offer stunning views of Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago of islands off Iceland's southern coast formed by a series of volcanic eruptions.

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  11. John Lennon memorial, the Imagine Peace Tower, was 40 years in the makingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Examiner.com

    ... a lighthouse called the Imagine Peace Tower was launched by Yoko Ono in collaboration with the city of Reykjavik, Iceland . The circular structure, located waterside on Videy Island off the north coast of Reykjavik, is a powerful ray of light that ...

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  12. Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigmundur Dav GunnlaugssonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Iceland Review

    Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davi Gunnlaugsson called the government to a meeting last Friday afternoon on short notice to discuss a proposal from Nor vesturnefndin about creating jobs in Northwest Iceland. According to ruv.is , the meeting took two hours and the ministers of the Independence Party were not happy about the proposal, including moving the offices and fleet of the Icelandic Coast Guard to the Skagafjor ur region and the head office of RARIK to Sau arkrokur, which has a population of 2,567.

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  13. Ring Road to North Iceland ReopensRead the original story

    Thursday | Iceland Review

    The mountain pass across Holtavor uhei i connecting West and North Iceland was cleared this morning. The road, which is part of Ring Road 1, had been impassable for 24 hours.

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  14. Road 65 in Kerv k, the West FjordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Iceland Review

    ... re are the northern lights. Basically, as long as sun bathing and the midnight sun are not your top priorities, then Iceland is your oyster! If you are traveling independently, do be sure to check road conditions and weather before setting off.

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  15. Canada to play pair of friendlies against IcelandRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Waking The Red

    ... January camp. The team will head down to Orlando for a training camp that will include a pair of matches against Iceland on January 16th and 19th. The pair of games against Iceland should be a good test for the Canadian squad that is looking to ...

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  16. Visiting Iceland in WinterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Iceland Review

    ... re are the northern lights. Basically, as long as sun bathing and the midnight sun are not your top priorities, then Iceland is your oyster! If you are traveling independently, do be sure to check road conditions and weather before setting off.

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  17. How to spend National Day in Iceland?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Ask MetaFilter

    We will be in Iceland over National Day . Before we found out that we would be there for National Day, we had planned on leaving Reykjavik to drive the Ring Road on the 17th.

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  18. easyjet launches Iceland route from InternationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Antrim Today

    ... manager Ali Gayward. The twice weekly direct service is the only scheduled service operating between Ireland and Iceland. Photo M T Hurson/Harrisons The flight operates twice per week on Mondays and Fridays on a 156 seater Airbus A319 and is the ...

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  19. Appointments to the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of CanadaRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | PressReleasePoint

    ... of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Iceland. Mrs. Morin, a lawyer, is a graduate of the UniversitA de Sherbrooke. Evaleen Jaager Roy is the principal of Jaager Roy ...

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  20. LS Retail to Host "Must-Attend" Conference conneXion 2015 in DubaiRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | PRWeb

    ... stores operating 115,000 point of sale (POS) terminals worldwide. LS Retail's conneXion 2014, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, attracted over 500 attendees from more than 40 countries. President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson was the opening keynote ...

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