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The Icelandic language

The Icelandic language The Icelandic Language Day is held every year today, 16 November, on the poet and scholar's Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845) birthday. T...

Let’s talk about the weather

Let's talk about the weather Few nations are as preoccupied with the weather as Icelanders. And so it's good to know that the average temperature in Reykjaví...

On and in a hot land

On and in a hot land The World Geothermal Congress (WGS) is currently being held in Harpa. The conference was launched on Sunday by the President and Prime M...

First day of winter

First day of winter There are only two seasons in Iceland in winter and summer and yesterday was the first day of winter. The day always lands on the first S...

Leifur travelled to Vinland

Leifur travelled to Vinland An international team of scientists has proven that the Nordic Vikings settled and lived in L'Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland prec...

Autumn has arrived in Akureyri

Autumn has arrived in Akureyri It was autumnal but beautiful in Minjagarðurinn in Akureyri this morning. The church was built in 1846, by the church builder...

Arctic Circle in Harpa

  Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson gave a speech at the Arctic Circle in Harpa today Arctic Circle in Harpa Life in Iceland is finally moving in ...

Great optimism in Vestnorden

Great optimism in Vestnorden Vestnorden, run by the North Atlantic Tourism Association (NATA), is a forum for cooperation between the friendly nations of Ice...

Political discussions

  Autumn was in the air at Austurvöllur when Svandís Svavarsdóttir (left), Minister of Health and Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, were on their wa...

Parliamentary elections today

The Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir voted in Hagaskóli in the western part of Reykjavík. She said the choice had been easy in the polling station. Electi...

Raging sea by the South Coast

  Raging sea by the South Coast There is no harbour all the way from Þorlákshöfn in the west to Höfn in Hornafjörður in the east, 429 km / 266 mi lon...