Minister of Fisheries Criticized in Althingi

jonbjarnason-radhThe Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Jón Bjarnason was criticized by parliament members at a meeting with several parliamentary committees on Thursday; the committees were those of foreign affairs, fisheries and agricultural, and the environmental committees.

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New Hotel Apartments in Downtown Reykjavík

althingishus-bakhlid_jola_15There are plans to construct fourteen new hotel apartments in the Kirkjuhvol building opposite the Reykjavík Cathedral by the parliament building; the Thórsgardur Group has been given the permission to commence the construction as well as add three additional apartments to the fourteen.

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Last Chance to Hike in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

westfjords_goVesturferdir’s regular crossings to Hornstrandir Nature Reserve from Ísafjördur will finish for the season on Monday, August 15. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve was established in 1975 and its boundaries are in the Skorarheidi moor between the fjords of Hrafnsfjördur and Furufjördur. The area has been mostly deserted since World War II and offers a spectacular landscape.

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