Viking World Opens in Iceland

A new museum, Viking World (Víkingaheimar) opened in Njardvík in southwest Iceland, close to the International Keflavík Airtport, this week. It is home to the Viking ship The Icelander (Íslendingur), a replica of the Viking ship Gokstad from around 890 AD.

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Two Icelandic Artists Exhibited in New York

“Evoking Iceland” an exhibition by Icelandic artists Hildur Jónsson and Hjörtur Hjartarson opened in the More North Gallery in New York this week. It includes nontraditional abstract landscape paintings, which “evoke the rich and varied scenery” of Iceland.

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Icesave Tremors at Iceland’s Parliament

The Icesave agreement was fiercely debated at Iceland’s Althingi parliament yesterday. Under the agreement, British and Dutch authorities will grant loans to Iceland so that Iceland can compensate Landsbanki’s Icesave depositors in the UK and the Netherlands.

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