Iceland’s First Lady to Be on Television

food-marengs_psDorrit Moussaieff, the wife of Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, will serve as an on-screen assistant to food guru Sólveig Eiríksdóttir on a three-episode television series made by Saga Film for Stöd 2 on healthy living. Shooting begins today.

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Iceland’s Longest Scarf on Display in City Hall

tunnel-schal01_tbAn exhibition of the country’s longest scarf will open at Reykjavík City Hall on Monday. The scarf is almost 11.5 kilometers long and was knitted to connect the towns Ólafsfjördur and Siglufjördur in north Iceland “with warmth” when a new tunnel opened there last autumn.

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US Author Presents Book in Reykjavík

tin-ticket-coverAmerican author and Harvard-educated gender affairs expert Deborah Swiss will present her book The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women in the bookstore Mál og Menning on Laugavegur 18 in Reykjavík on January 13 at 5 pm.

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New Art Exhibition in Mosfellsbaer Gallery

spuniii-mosgalleryThe exhibition “SPUNI II” (“Improvisation II”) by Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir opened in the Mosfellsbaer Art Gallery in the local library yesterday. The artist uses mixed media in her art creation: sculptures, photographs, drawings and animation.

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Ice Cracks in Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull

eyjafjallajokull-black03_psSome activity was noticed in Eyjafjallajökull glacier yesterday, which was registered by the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s indicators. However, it wasn’t a case of seismic activity—let alone a sign of an upcoming volcanic eruption—but rather cracking in the ice, which measured up to three points on the Richter scale.

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