Puzzled by Iceland Supports UNICEF

puzzledbyiceland-unicef-puzzleTomorrow, on Mother’s Day, May 8, Puzzled by Iceland will launch an initiative where part of the profit from the sale of a special jigsaw puzzle will go to UNICEF. Former President of Iceland Vigdís Finnbogadóttir will accept the first puzzle.

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Noon Organ Concert at Hallgrímskirkja Today

hallgrimskirkja_esaThe association Listvinafélag Hallgrímskirkju has organized monthly noon concerts this season and today at noon Björn Steinar Sólbergsson, the organist of Hallgrímskirkja, the Reykjavík landmark church, will perform “Orgelbüchlein” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Hilfeschreie vom Kirchturm

hallgrimskirkja_domDie Polizei von Reykjavík wurde gestern zweimal zu ziemlich ungewöhnlichen Fällen gerufen. Im ersten wurde die Polizei alarmiert, weil ein Mann in einem Kirchturm und in grosser Gefahr sei. Passanten, die an der Kirche vorbeigekommen waren, hatten seine Hilfeschreie gehört.

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Asylum Seeker Threatens to Set Himself on Fire

red-cross-iceland-logoIt appears that desperation drove a 53-year-old asylum seeker to go to the facilities of the Icelandic Red Cross with two containers filled with gasoline around 10 am this morning. Inside the Red Cross’s office, he threatened to set himself on fire if his issues weren’t sorted out.

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