Another Polar Bear Swims Ashore

Only two weeks after a polar bear came ashore in Skagafjördur fjord, a second one swam ashore just a few kilometers north. Polar bear visits are rare in Iceland, so two bears in less then a month is quite extraordinary.

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A Failed Rescue Attempt

Minister of the Environment Thórunn Sveinbjarnardóttir said that the moment she heard of the polar bear in Skagafjardartá, she knew that this time everything would be done to keep the bear alive.

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Images by Halldór Laxness

Photographs from the legacy of Icelandic Nobel Laureate in Literature Halldór Laxness are now on display at Thjódmenningarhúsid (The Cultural House) in an exhibition called “The Late View”.

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Symbolic Support for Tibet

The Olympic torch will pass through Lhasa, the capital of Tibet on Saturday. In response. the Icelandic interest group, “The Friends of Tibet” is going to walk with a torch from the Chinese embassy on the west side of Reykjavík to the Icelandic governmental seat in the city center.

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Surprisingly Sunny on June 17

The Icelandic nation celebrated its national holiday, June 17 yesterday. The national holiday is a day when people gather in public celebration and since it is outdoors, it usually rains. Yesterday, however, was an exception, and the sun shone over most of the island.

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