Short Stories: Snow, Handball and Concerts
Ring Road 1 between Lake MA1 2vatn and EgilsstaA ir has reopened. There is still a lot of snow, as can be seen on the Road and Costal Administration's web cameras.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
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President of Iceland laud UAE's role as 'global clean energy partner'
ABU DHABI, 6 March 2014 - President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of Iceland has lauded the key role the UAE has been playing in the global clean energy scene.
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Iceland environmentalists protest as China joins Arctic oil race
An Icelandic environmental group poured cold water over the Arctic nation's dreams of becoming an oil-producer Wednesday, following the approval of a Chinese-led exploration bid off the country's north coast.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
From the Kitchen: Fastnachts, noodles celebrated in March
This week we mark Shrove Tuesday or as it is known locally, Fastnacht Day, while Icelanders know it as Bolludagur or Bun Day so you will find here a recipe for Bolludagur.
Best coffee cities in the world
Fifteenth-century Arabs were the first to cultivate coffee and a Frenchman was behind the 1843 debut of the world's first commercial espresso machine.
Iceland Winter Games in Akureyri this Weekend
Final preparations for this weekend's Iceland Winter Games are currently underway on HlA A arfjall, Akureyri.
Ash Wednesday in Iceland
In many countries carnival is celebrated at this time of year. In Iceland, the carnival season is limited to three days, Bolludagur , Sprengidagur and A-skudagur .
Tue Mar 04, 2014
One of the most common volcanic formations in Iceland are pseudocraters. They are formed by steam explosion when lava meets water.
Canada's True North Gems gets mining licence from Greenland
A worker with True North Gems holds a piece of corundum ore that's studded with crystals.
The PM, according to weekly Akureyri Vikubla today, has handed his constituency, in Northeast Iceland, ISK 97 million for pet projects in his constituency - like ISK 2 million to an enthusiast's club to restore a sheep pen in Neskaupsta ur - out of a total of ISK 205 million paid for cultural preservation since Sigmundur took office last summer.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Man Captures Amazing Aerial Footage Of Dolphin Megapod Migration
This incredible footage from a drone flying over Dana Point in Orange County, Calif.
Car Rescue Operation on Ring Road 1 Takes 20 Hours
The search and rescue team of Vopnafjor ur, Northeast Iceland, spent twenty hours helping a traveler who had passed a closing sign on Ring Road 1, East of Lake Myvatn, and continued on, until he got stuck in snow at Jokulkinn in the Mo rudalsoraefi mountain pass, half way between Lake Myvatn and Egilssta ir.
Brevard professor to lead trip to Iceland
Brevard College geology professor Jim Reynolds will lead an 11-day excursion to Iceland this summer for Smithsonian Journeys, the Smithsonian Institution's Travel Program.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Peru's Quelccaya Ice Cap Is Melting, Thanks To Climate Change
For decades now scientists have observed rapid melting in the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Even More Short Stories from Iceland
Four new gates will be added to the already existing fourteen at Keflavik International Airport along with a new 4,800 m2 building in the spring of 2015.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Most Icelanders want referendum on EU talks: Poll
REYKJAVIK: More than 80 percent of Icelanders want the government to ask them directly in a referendum before it breaks off European Union membership talks, a survey indicated yesterday.
Sun in the South, Snow in the North
The month of February has been dry in Reykjavik with no snow or rain while there has been almost non-stop snow in the northern and eastern parts of Iceland.
Iceland's Northernmost Town
Q: What is the northernmost town/village in Iceland and does it have an airport? I am coming to Iceland for a very short time specifically to see the northern lights and I do not have driver's license.
Iceland Seen Threatened by Capital Flight From Its Own Citizens
Iceland said back in 2008 the capital controls would be a temporary measure to protect its markets during the darkest hours of the crisis.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Icelandic Crossfit Exercise for Viking Shape
The Viking tradition lives on in Iceland, where CrossFit Reykjavik is thick with Magnuses, Olavs, and Gunnars looking to achieve something akin to the power of their -wielding, long ship-rowing forebears.