Old Turf Farm at Keldur Reopened

The old turf farm at Keldur in Rangárvellir, south Iceland, has been reopened for tourists by the National Museum of Iceland. The farm is a unique collection of turf houses and the main farmhouse is a sample of the oldest types of turf farms in Iceland.

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Reykjavík Safari, Free Guided Tour

Reykjavík City Library, Reykjavík Art Museum and the Reykjavík Museum of Photography will offer a free guided tour in English, Spanish and Polish entitled “Reykjavík Safari” on July 10 to introduce the capital’s culture and history.

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Kira Kira Releases New Album

The second album by Icelandic musician Kira Kira (Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir), Our Map to the Monster Olympics, was released this week. Record label Smekkleysa describes the album as versatile and sometimes scary.

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Weather Gods Smile at Nature Concert

The weather forecast is sunny for tomorrow’s free outdoor concert, organized by Björk to promote environment protection. Sigur Rós and Ólöf Arnalds will also perform and the latest addition to the program is Icelandic band Ghostigital.

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Iceland’s Youth Worries about Weight

Every fifth 11-year-old girl and boy in Iceland thinks they are too fat, or 20 percent, while only ten and 15 percent, respectively, are in fact overweight, according to a recent World Heath Organization (WHO) on the mental condition of teenagers in 37 countries.

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