Laugavegur Runners in Iceland’s Highlands Turn Ashy

The annual Laugavegur run from the Landmannalaugar geothermal area in the central highlands to the valley of Thórsmörk took place last weekend, in spite of volcanic ash that had fallen on the route. The ash didn’t cause trouble, although some runners looked a bit “ashy” when they crossed the finish line.

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650 Kilometer durch Island geschafft

Drei Frauen, die sich auf eine 650 Kilometer lange Wanderung quer durch Island begeben hatten, werden ihre Reise heute beenden, wenn sie nach den letzten 35 Kilometern Fontur, dem äussersten Punkt der Halbinsel Langanes in Nordisland erreichen.

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Fewer Births Expected in Iceland This Year

It appears as if the number of births at the Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík will drop by five percent this year compared to 2009. That year an all-time birth record was set at the hospital when 3,571 babies were born—a ten percent increase from 2008.

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