Summer Festivities Coming Up Around Iceland

sildaraevintyri-siglufirdi_psThe annual Folk Music Festival will be held in Siglufjörður, north Iceland, July 4-8. In June, the artistic event “Ferskir vindar í Garði” will be held in Garður, while nearby, the first Keflavík Music Festival will take place June 7-10 and the outdoor music festival Besta útihátíðin will take place near Hella July 5-8.

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Crocheted Coat of Arms for Akureyri in 3,107 Pieces

akureyricoatofarms_handicraftThe annual art and handicraft exhibition by senior citizens in Akureyri, northeast Iceland, opens in the community center Víðilundur today. The exhibition includes a 180×240-meter knitted and crocheted coat of arms in 3,107 pieces, made in the honor of the town’s 150th anniversary this year.

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Pagans in Iceland Make Donations to Coast Guard

vardskipidthor03-271011_pkHilmar Örn Hilmarsson, high chieftain of Ásatrúarfélagið, the association of pagans in Iceland, handed a check for ISK 2 million (USD 16,000, EUR 12,000) to Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson and director of the Icelandic Coast Guard Georg Lárusson yesterday.

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Regierung baut Brücke nach Ostisland

reydarfjordur-winter_psEine neue Institution mit dem Namen Austurbrú (Östliche Brücke) ist am Dienstag von der isländischen Regierung ins Leben gerufen worden. Die Brücke soll sich um Arbeitsplätze, Entwicklung, Ausbildung, sowie um kulturelle und touristische Belange kümmern.

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Temperatursturz im Norden und Osten

snowdrift-northeast_psTemperaturen unter dem Gefrierpunkt und Schneefall ist die Wettervorhersage für Nord- und Ostisland für das Wochenende. Landwirte in den Regionen bereitetn sich darauf vor, die Schafe in die Ställe zurückzutreiben und Fischer wurden dazu angehalten, ihre Netze einzurollen.

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Plans to Open Chinese Rental Land in Iceland to Public

grimsstadir_a_fjollum_jan2012_psThere are plans to open almost all of the land that Chinese investor Huang Nubo wants to rent at Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in rural northeast Iceland for the public, as stated in his agreement with the municipalities in the region that intend to acquire 72.19 percent of the land and lease it to Huang’s company.

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Iceland to Open in Iceland

icelandfoods-logoFormer founder and chief of Icelandic budget grocery chain store Jóhannes Jónsson intends to open a branch of UK store Iceland, which specializes in frozen foods, along with Scottish entrepreneur Malcolm Walker, in Iceland

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