Islands Frauen wurden verwöhnt

Den Valentinstag feiert man normalerweise in Island nicht – die Isländer haben ihre eigenen romantischen Tage: am 22. Januar (in diesem Jahr) begeht man den bóndadagur oder „Männertag“ und am 21. Februar (in diesem Jahr), am konudagur, dem Frauentag, waren die Frauen an der Reihe, verwöhnt zu werden.

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Keflavík Airport Gives Employees Gold Medal

Björn Óli Hauksson, CEO of Keflavík International Airport, presented his employees with a trophy, and each staff member was granted a document of recognition and a gold medal as Keflavík was recently named the best airport in Europe by the Airports Council International (ACI).

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Icelandic Travel Agency Wants to Stage Viking Shows

Viking Travel is keen to establish a Viking field in an empty lot in Skarfabakki by the harbor in Reykjavík and stage Viking shows to teach tourists more about the history of Iceland since before the last ice age, the settlement era in the 9th century AD and the Icelandic commonwealth, which ended in 1262.

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Bakers Name Cake of the Year

The National Association of Bakers announced the winner of the cake of year 2010 competition last weekend, an orange chocolate cake baked by Hilmar Hjálmarsson at Sveinsbakarí bakery in Reykjavík.

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Island bereitet Antwort auf Icesave-Angebot vor

Die Regierungen der Niederlande und Grossbritanniens haben Island am vergangenen Wochenende ein Gegenangebot zur Rückzahlung der Icesaveschulden unterbreitet. Heute werden die Mitglieder aller Parlamentsparteien zusammentreffen, um zu entscheiden, wie sie auf das Angebot reagieren.

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Skiers Crowd Slopes in Akureyri

Around 2,600 people went skiing in Hlídarfjall, the Akureyri ski resort, in north Iceland on Saturday, which comes close to being a record. It is hoped that the Reykjavík ski resort in the Bláfjöll mountain range can open next weekend.

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