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January 3, 2005

Icelandic Red Cross Plane to Thailand

The Icelandic Red Cross sent a plane carrying ten tonnes of water and one and a half tonnes of tent material to the Tsunami victims of Thailand. The Icelandic government rented the plane to fetch injured Swedish tourists.

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Great Skiing Conditions

The recent snowfall brought joy to skiers and snowboarders all around Iceland. The Blafjoll skiing area just outside Reykjavik was open all weekend and conditions were excellent.

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New Year’s Eve Fires Off

Heavy snowfall and strong winds prevented Reykjavik inhabitants from lighting the traditional New Year’s Eve bonfires. Windspeeds reached up to 28 metres per second, but thankfully the storm died by midnight enabling citizens to light millions of fireworks. Some accidents, however were reported due to fireworks.

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