Reykjavík 9-Anwalt verlangt unabhängige Untersuchung

protests-nov8-08_ipaRagnar Adalsteinsson, der einige der sogenannten Reykjavík 9 juristisch vertritt, verlangt eine unabhängige Untersuchung unter Beteiligung des Parlaments. Die neun Isländer waren angeklagt worden, das Parlament Althingi im Dezember 2008 angegriffen zu haben. Vorgestern war das Urteil verkündet worden.

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Eyjafjallajökull Named Eruption of the Year

eruption-eyjafj-air_psThe United States Geological Survey (USGS) named the volcanic eruption in Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull glacier the eruption of 2010. In other Eyjafjallajökull news, the German television station NDR broadcast a detailed episode on the eruption and its consequences on Wednesday.

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Paralyzed Adventurer Plans Tours for the Disabled

icelandunlimited-logoJón Gunnar Benjamínsson, a young tour guide and travel agent who suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident in 2007, has not given up on travel, crossing the country on an ATV in 2009. Now he has started his own travel company, Iceland Unlimited, especially geared towards meeting the needs of people with disabilities.

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Exhibition on Drinking Horns in National Museum

gudvelkomnir-horn_natmusThe exhibition “Gudvelkomnir, gódu vinir!” (“Heartily welcome, dear friends!”) opened in the National Museum of Iceland earlier this month. The exhibition features decorated drinking horns, which bear witness to the artistic talent of Icelandic carvers through the centuries.

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Icelandic Women Prepare to Be Pampered Today

bouquet_bloomingbritainPeople usually don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in Iceland, which is an imported holiday. It falls between two traditional Icelandic romantic days: January 21 was bóndadagur, or Husbands’ Day, and today it’s the women’s turn to be pampered on konudagur.

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Skyr Tart Named Cake of the Year

cake-of-the-year2011_siThe 2011 Cake of Year has been chosen in the National Association of Baker Masters annual contest. The winner is a creation by Sigurdur M. Gudjónsson at the bakery Bernhöftsbakarí, a dreamy white skyr tart with raspberries and white chocolate.

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