Old Geothermal Borehole in Krýsuvík Bursts

krysuvik_esaThose who have visited the geothermal area Seltún in Krýsuvík lately have noticed that geothermal holes that were drilled in the 1950s have become active again. Ómar Smári Ármannsson who passed through the area recently said clay burst out of one hole after it began snowing last week.

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Motherless Seal Saved in East Iceland

seals_rvk-zoo_pkA motherless grey seal pup crawled ashore by a bait shed in Breiddalsvík in east Iceland last week. Fishermen heard its cries and did their best to nurse it and bring it to a safe place. The seal pup, which was named Golli, is now being cared for in the Museum of Natural History in the Westman Islands.

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RAX stellt Fotos in Kópavogur aus

andlit-aldanna_raxDer isländische Fotograf Ragnar Axelsson, auch bekannt als RAX, eröffnete neulich zwei Ausstellungen im Gerdasafn, dem Kunstmuseum von Kópavogur. Die eine Ausstellung trägt den Titel „Veidimenn nordursins“ („Jäger des Nordens“), die andere heisst „Andlit aldanna“ („Gesichter der Zeiten“).

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Actor on Ptarmigan Hunt Falls into Crevasse

fangavaktinThe search and rescue team Stefán in the Mývatnssveit district in northeast Iceland was called out yesterday afternoon because of a ptarmigan hunter who had fallen into a crevasse near the crater Lúdent east of the lake Mývatn. The unlucky ptarmigan hunter turned out to be actor Jörundur Ragnarsson of the Shift-series.

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Conclusions of National Gathering Presented

nationalassembly01_esaParticipants at the National Gathering on Saturday placed strong emphasis on honesty and integrity, particularly in the public sector and among public officials. They wished to see ethics and morality become a more integral part of Icelandic society, via various channels such as introducing morality and ethics into education.

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