Meat smuggling in Iceland increases

Customs officials confiscated nearly 5.4 tons of meat products last year compared to 1.8 tons in 2005, as revealed this week. Of the meat confiscated last year, 2.1 tons were taken from people traveling to Iceland via Keflavík international airport.

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Tattoo festival in Iceland

This weekend Reykjavík’s Grand Rokk nightclub will be turned into one large tattoo salon where 15 native and foreign tattoo artists will show their work in progress. The participants include award-winning tattoo artists from the US.

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First Thursday walk in Thingvellir

The summer’s first guided evening walk in Thingvellir took place last night and is offered to visitors every Thursday. Historian Helgi Skúli Kjartansson told walkers about when King Frederick VIII of Denmark visited the national park in 1907.

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