More Waste Burning Pollution in Iceland

kirkjubaejarklaustur-summer_psDioxin pollution from the waste burning stations in the Westman Islands and Kirkjubaejarklaustur in south Iceland in 2007 was much higher than from the waste burning station Funi near Ísafjördur in the West Fjords, which has been in the news lately.

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Zum 1.000 Geburtstag wird Njálls Hof erneut niedergebrannt

fire_goSeit dem historischen Brand des Hofs Bergthórshvoll in Landeyjar in Süd-Island sind 1.000 Jahre ins Land gezogen. Bei dem Feuer starb der Isländische Sagenheld Njáll gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Bergthóra, drei Söhnen und weiteren Bewohnern in den Flammen, steht in der Njáls saga geschrieben. Für das Festival ist auch ein Nachbau des Hofs Bergthórshvoll geplant und die Aufführung eines Theaterstücks, das mit dem Abbrennen des Hofes enden.

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Bonfires Postponed Across Iceland

bonfire-jan6-elfking_esaThe conventional January 6 bonfires, held to celebrate the Last Day of Christmas, known as Threttándinn in Iceland, will neither take place in Reykjavík today, nor in other parts of the country due to stormy weather.

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Icelanders Bid Farewell to Christmas

bonfire-newyearseve_psJanuary 6 is known as Threttándinn or “The Thirteenth” in Iceland. According to the Icelandic calendar, it marks the thirteenth and last day of Christmas—the first being Christmas Day—and also the day when the last of the 13 Yule Lad brothers, who come down from the mountains 13 days before Christmas, returns to his cave.

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