New Aluminum Smelter in Helguvík

The constructing of a new aluminum smelter in Helguvík has begun. The ground was broken on Saturday, and the first pot room is supposed to be ready in 2010. A handful of protestors gathered, but they where promptly removed by the police.

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Mayor Candidate Finally Found

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir will be the next mayor of Reykjavík and the leader of the Independence party in the Reykjavík city council. Vilhjálumur Thór Vilhjálmson, the chairman of Independence party city council members, announced this at a press meeting on Saturday.

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Thor on the Silver Screen

Thor, the god of thunders, from the old Nordic mythology is going to star in his own movie. The Icelandic movie producing company, CAOZ, is making a computer animated film about Thor´s adventures.

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Around Iceland in Kayak

A New Yorker, Marcus Demuth has embarked on an eight-week journey around Iceland by kayak. Demuth navigates solo and could be the second rower to finish this dangerous route around the island alone.

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