Firefighters Help Trapped Swan

Firefighters were called out to the University of Iceland campus earlier this week to save a swan that had landed on the balcony of one of the student apartments and was unable to find its way back to the Reykjavík pond.

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Sunday Times Praise Icelandic Furs

British newspaper The Sunday Times praised the furs made by Icelandic furrier Eggert Jóhannsson, who has a boutique on Skólavördustígur in central Reykjavík, in its coverage on December 7 of the pros and cons and controversy of furs.

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Norse Mythology Artwork Sold to Denmark

In September this year the National Museum of Iceland exhibited 21 pictures by visual artist Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, from her and Ingunn Ásdísardóttir’s children’s book Destiny of the Gods. The pictures have now been sold to a Danish gallery.

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A Peak inside Yoko Ono-John Lennon Book

The Iceland Post Company has now released pictures of spreads from its recently-published IMAGINE PEACE TOWER book, written in cooperation with Yoko Ono on the eponymous art project that she unveiled in Iceland in 2007 in the memory of John Lennon.

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The Day of Relaxation

Today is the Second Day of Christmas. After eating to excess on December 24 and 25, many families just have leftovers for lunch, enjoy their new things and relax on December 26.

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Hugging Strangers in Malls Not Allowed

Marius and Íris, 15-year-old students from Akurskóli in Innri-Njardvík in southwest Iceland, were prevented from giving shoppers free hugs by security guards at Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls in the capital region last weekend.

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