Black’s Game Popular in Iceland

svartur_a_leik_posterThe Icelandic thriller Black’s Game (original title: Svartur á leik), based on a book by Stefán Máni, has proven extremely popular among cinema goers in Iceland; approximately 50,000 people have seen the movie since its premiere early last month.

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MBL Prank: Most Want Davíð Oddsson on New Bill

davidoddsson_ipaOn the occasion of April Fools’ Day, the Icelandic media were eager to play practical jokes with faux news stories, people could vote on mbl.is who should adorn the new Icelandic 10,000 króna bank note. Regardless of how people cast their votes, the results showed Davíð Oddsson as the preferred choice.

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March Heat Record Confirmed, April Cooler

summer-early_rvk_pkThe highest temperature to hit Iceland in March by far was recorded at 20.5°C (68.9°F) at the farm Kvísker in Öræfi, southeast Iceland, on Thursday; the record has been confirmed by the Icelandic Meteorological Office. April will not start out as warm as last month ended.

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Kommerzielle Minkwaljagd ab April

minke-whaler_psDie Gesamtjagdquote für Minkwale beträgt für Island in diesem Jahr 216 Tiere, und die Walsaison startet im April. Die Verlängerungsfrist für eine Jagderlaubnis beim Ministerium für Fischerei und Landwirtschaft läuft am 4. April aus.

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