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Icelandic chef Hafliði Halldórsson.

Culture

Icelandic Chefs Win Five Golds and One Bronze

The Icelandic national team of chefs took home five gold medals, including for its hot and cold table, and one bronze from the award ceremony of Expogast 2014 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, which took place yesterday.

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Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier.

Eruption

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Hits Bárðarbunga

A considerably large earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 6:14 this morning. Its epicenter was 5.7 km northeast of the volcano and at a depth of 6.9 km.

Eruption

Photos: Glowing Lava Fall in Holuhraun

A lava fall has formed in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands. A branch of the lava river flowing from the crater has reached the edge of the new lava field in the north and cascades like a red-hot waterfall over the edge and down to the sand plains below.

Politics

National Hospital to Get More State Funding

ISK 1 billion (USD 8.1 million, EUR 6.5 million) in state funding will go towards Landspítali National University Hospital in addition to the amount reserved for the hospital in the 2015 budget bill, as reported yesterday. Director of Landspítali...

Business

Seven Icelandic Design Projects Receive Grants

Seven diverse projects by Icelandic designers received grants from the Aurora Design Fund at its 12th annual distribution ceremony on Tuesday, three of which were in fashion design. Fifty entries were made. The jury seeks to select projects which...

Culture

Icelandic Chefs Win Five Golds and One Bronze

The Icelandic national team of chefs took home five gold medals, including for its hot and cold table, and one bronze from the award ceremony of Expogast 2014 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, which took place yesterday.

Nature and Travel

Warm Weather to Continue after Short Cold Spell

After cooler temperatures, slippery road conditions and minor snowfall today, the warm weather Iceland has enjoyed so far this month is set to continue, as meteorologist Trausti Jónsson writes on his blog.

Eruption

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Hits Bárðarbunga

A considerably large earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier at 6:14 this morning. Its epicenter was 5.7 km northeast of the volcano and at a depth of 6.9 km.

Society

Surgeons and Physiatrists in Iceland on Strike

A 48-hour strike among surgeons and psychiatrists at Landspítali National University Hospital began at midnight. At the same time doctors at other hospital wards concluded their 48-hour strike. No progress has been made in negotiations between...

Sport

Sci & Tech

One Hundred Banana Trees in Iceland

Is Iceland Europe’s largest banana-producing country? If you’ve visited Iceland you may have heard this before. Around 100 banana plants exist in a geothermally-heated greenhouse in Hveragerði.

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