Crisis Reduces Use of Cars in Iceland

Approximately 40 percent of Icelanders use their private vehicles less than they did before the economic crisis last fall, preferring to walk or cycle and reducing the number of trips outside city limits, as revealed in a survey by consulting service Land-rád on traveling patterns in Iceland.

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Civic Movement MPs Found New Party

Three MPs and two deputy MPs of the Civic Movement, a political party created before the last elections in April, have decided to create a new political party called Hreyfingin, or the Movement, as they announced at a press conference on Friday.

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Isländischer Schafabtrieb im vollen Gang

Im Herbst holen die Schafbauern ihre Schafe aus den Bergen zurück, wo diese den Sommer verbracht haben. Dieses Ereignis wird „göngur“ genannt, gefolgt vom „réttir“, dem Sammeln (roundup) aller Schafe, was sich inzwischen zu einer Touristenattraktion entwickelt hat.

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