Gedicht aus dem 17. Jh entdeckt

hallgrimurpetursson_ir4901Ein bislang unbekanntes Gedicht des in Island beliebten Pastors und Psalmendichters Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674), nach dem die Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík benannt ist, wurde vor Kurzem in der Ihreska-Sammlung im schwedischen Uppsala entdeckt.

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Iceland’s Glaciers Shrink Every Year

jokulsarlon_psForecasts say that the Icelandic glaciers will completely disappear in 200 years if the climate continues to warm. Icelandic scientists are working on more detailed forecasts on the development of the country’s glaciers in collaboration with their Nordic colleagues.

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Condition of Iceland’s Golden Circle to Be Improved

geysir-area_psMost funds that were allocated to the Environment Agency of Iceland to improve the condition of preserved areas that are at a risk of damage will go towards the two main attractions of the Golden Circle tour, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area, and to Hveravellir, a frequented geothermal area.

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Iceland Arts Festival in Manitoba

miri_nuna-nowThe largest arts festival in North America that is dedicated to all things Icelandic, núna (now), is currently taking place in Winnipeg and Gimli, Manitoba, the main area where Icelandic immigrants settled in Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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