River Islet and Cave Declared Nature Reserves

thjorsa_psMinnanúpshólmi, also known as Videy in Thjórsá, a small island in the lower part of Iceland’s longest river in south Iceland, was declared a nature reserve by Minister for the Environment Svandís Svavarsdóttir on Wednesday. Last week the cave Kalmanshellir in west Iceland was also declared a nature reserve.

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Islandplatz in Riga eingeweiht

ossur-girts-iceland-square-riga-220811_mfaDer isländische Aussenminister Össur Skarphédinsson nahm am Montag zusammen mit seinem lettischen Amtskollegen Girts Valdis Kristovskis an der Einweihung des Islandplatzes in Riga, der Hauptstadt Lettlands, teil.

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Chinese Investor to Build Hotel on Remote Icelandic Land

jokulsargljufur_psHuang Nubo, chairman of the Chinese investment company Zhongkun Group, and the owners of the land Grímsstadir á Fjöllum in the remote northeastern Icelandic region, where a farm and guesthouse stand, signed an acquisition agreement yesterday. Zhongkun Group is planning the construction of a five-star hotel.

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