Iceland Review Eruption Issue a Hit in Iceland

The first issue of Iceland Review in 2010 arrived at the news stands last week and was an instant hit. The magazine normally sells better outside Iceland than within the country, but this time people flocked to stores to buy it and it was the highest selling magazine in Iceland during this week. It has a 20 page special of Páll Stefánsson’s photos, an article on the eruption and one on the popular Fimmvörduháls hike.

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The Best Time to See the Icelandic Eruption?

Everyone knows that the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull closed down the airspace in the North Atlantic and much of Europe for a few days. In recent days the ash has been much reduced so international flights are now normal again and even domestic flights in Iceland have been undisturbed. One of the problems with eruptions is that they are unpredictable. Most people never get the chance to see one.

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Increase in Q1 Bankruptcies in Iceland

A total of 292 companies in Iceland went bankrupt in the first quarter of 2010, according to new information from Statistics Iceland. This is an almost 12 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2009, when 261 companies went bust.

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