Icelandic Santa Gets Over 100 Christmas Cards

jola_threyttir_i_dimmuborgumPósturinn, the Icelandic post company, has received more than 100 letters and Christmas cards this year addressed to the Icelandic Santa Claus. They are forwarded to the Mývatn Tourist Information Center in northeast Iceland and from there to the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads. They try to reply to all letters.

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Wave of Break-ins in Iceland over Christmas

centralrvk_psA series of break-ins hit the capital region during the Christmas weekend. However, the police do not believe the series are directly related to the holidays—although some thieves monitor people’s homes and take action when they’re away—but rather depend on where repeat criminals are on the loose each given time.

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Nutrition Professor Gets Honorary Award

nationalmuseum_psProfessor Inga Thórisdóttir received yesterday an honorary award for her research in the field of nutrition sciences from the Ása Gudmundsdóttir Wright Award Fund. The award was presented to Thórisdóttir at a festive ceremony at the National Museum of Iceland.

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Serious Traffic Accident in North Iceland

coastguard-helicopter_psA serious traffic accident occurred in Húnavatnssýsla county in northwest Iceland yesterday evening when the trailer of a truck hit another truck driving in the opposite direction. The driver of the latter vehicle suffered severe injuries and was taken by a helicopter to hospital in Reykjavík.

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Rebel MP Considers Leaving Left-Greens

liljamosesdottir_althingiLilja Mósesdóttir, one of the three Left-Green MPs who abstained in the voting for their own coalition’s budget bill in mid-December, announced today that she is considering leaving the party because of the harsh reactions from other party members.

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Isländer schrieben Millionen von Weihnachtskarten

posturinn-logoDas Isländische Postunternehmen Íslandspóstur schätzt, in Island seien in diesem Jahr fast drei Millionen Weihnachtskarten verschickt worden. Eine genauere Angabe ist nicht möglich, weil auch Karten mit anderer Post verschickt wurden, und solche, die erst spät abgeschickt wurden, noch gar nicht ausgetragen sind.

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