Large Avalanche Falls on House

A large avalanche fell over the farm of Hraun in Hnífsdalur, west Iceland. It was mostly swept away with the snowflood. Fortunately, the farm has recently been abandoned and was empty at the time of the flood.

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Man of the Year

Frjals Verslun (Free Enterprise) has nominated Sigurdur Helgason, CEO of Icelandair, as businessman of the year 2004 in Iceland. In a year of remarkable economic growth across many of the companies listed on the Icelandic stock exchange, Helgason and Icelandair stood out.

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Avalanche Danger

Familes in Patreksfjördur and Tálknafjördur in the west fjords have had to evacuate their homes due to avalanche warnings. Bjarnveig Gudbjartsdóttir, her husband Felix Haraldsson and their three children were among those who had to evacuate their Patreksfjördur home at midnight.

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New Indoor Pool

A new indoor thermal pool was taken into use on January 2nd in Laugardalur Health Centre in Reykjavík. The pool is the biggest indoor pool in Iceland, 50 meters and built according to international demands on competition pools.

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