Puffin Hunting Banned in Westman Islands

puffin-alone_goThe environmental and planning council of the Westman Islands decided on Wednesday to place an overall ban on puffin hunting this summer. The country’s largest puffin stock resides in the islands with approximately 900,000 couples nesting there last year.

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Free Museum Visit, Choir Music and Dragon in the Pond

jonsigurdssonOn the occasion of the Icelandic National Day, June 17, admission will be free to the National Museum of Iceland today. The youth center Hitt Húsidis planning a special performance called “The Dragon in the Pond” and at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum the men’s choir Tide Mannskor from Bergen, Norway, will perform.

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Sex Offense Victim: Bishop Not Sincere in His Apology

bishopkarlsigurbjornsson_psSigrún Pálína Ingvarsdóttir, one of the women who sought support from current Bishop of Iceland Karl Sigurbjörnsson in 1996 when they reported that the late Ólafur Skúlason, who was bishop at the time, had harassed them sexually, said Sigurbjörnsson had not been sincere in his apology to them at the Church Convention this week.

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Verliert der höchste Wasserfall seinen Status?

glymur_srMöglicherweise verliert der Glymur im westisländischen Fjord Hvalfjördur, der mit 198 Metern als der höchste Wasserfall Islands zählt, seinen Status. Einer der neuen Wasserfälle, die sich am Rand des Gletschers Morsárjökull könnte eine Höhe von 228 Metern erreichen.

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