Weihnachten auf dem Teller

whitechristmasexhibit_designmusWenn Sie so richtig in nordische Yule-Stimmung kommen möchten, dann besuchen Sie das Museum für Design und Angewandte Kunst in Garðabær, ganz in der Nähe von Reykjavík. Die aktuelle Ausstellung „White Chrismas“ zeigt einen vielseitigen Mix aus nordischer Tischdekoration und Stühlen.

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Christmas on a Plate

whitechristmasexhibit_designmusFor a feel of real Nordic Yuletide, pay a visit to the lovely Museum of Design and Applied Art, located in Garðabær, a small town in the greater capital area. Its current exhibition “White Christmas” features an eclectic mix of Nordic tableware and chairs.

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Folklore Festival in Bíldudalur

bildudalur_psNext summer a folklore festival called Baunagrasið (“The Bean Stock”) will be held in Bíldudalur in the West Fjords for the first time. In the evenings there will be concerts and during the day workshops teaching people to write music and lyrics.

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Sea Eagle Spotted in South Iceland

sea-eagle_wikiA sea eagle was seen by the farm Berjanes below the eastern Eyjafjöll mountain range, south Iceland, sitting on a mound approximately 150 meters from the farm. Eagles, which mainly reside in west Iceland, are rare visitors to these parts.

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Fisheries Companies Reward Staff for Good Year

cod_ipaThe executives of the fisheries company Síldarvinnslan in Neskaupstaður, east Iceland, has decided to pay out ISK 300,000 (USD 2,500, EUR 1,900) in Christmas bonuses to their employees on December 15 in addition to the ISK 60,000 (USD 497, EUR 377) bonus payment they have already received.

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Arbeitslosenrate steigt in Island

protests-althingi-2008-2009_goIm November waren 11.348 Menschen in Island arbeitslos. Das sind 7,1 Prozent der arbeitsfähigen Bevölkerung. Diese Zahl wurde von der Agentur für Arbeit veröffentlicht. Im Durchschnitt ist die Arbeitslosigkeit im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 0,3 Prozent oder 430 Beschäftigungslose gestiegen.

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