Close to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport lies a special bridge. It connects two continents, America to the west and Europe to the east, as it lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. A few minutes southwards from the bridge is Gunnuhver, a hot spring area named after a ghost.
03.11.2013 | 12:09
BBC Publishes Mini Guide to Reykjavík
The BBC published a mini guide to Reykjavík this morning.
Among other things it says this about the popular Laugardalslaug swimming pool: “Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool is the largest in Iceland, and a place where children play, teenagers flirt, business deals are made and everyone catches up with the gossip. It also has the best facilities: an Olympic-size indoor pool (28°C), an outdoor pool, four hot pots (38°C–44°C), steam bath, whirlpool, and curling 86m water slide.“
Laugardalslaug swimming pool. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review
Chair of the parliamentary budget committee, Vigdís Hauksdóttir, told RÚV this morning that the government is discussing cutting aid to developing countries by hundreds of millions of ISK and instead increasing spending on domestic healthcare.
The October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review is packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos. Click here to view a selection of pages from the current issue and here to subscribe.