Neuland in Island

kexland_doridna_poster_fbKexland („Keksland“) ist der Name eines neuen Veranstalters für Events und Touren, basierend auf dem beliebten KEX Hostel in Reykjavík, wo die neue Unternehmung am Mittwoch vorgestellt wurde.

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Busy Weekend for Search and Rescue in Iceland

icelandair_keflavik_180512_icesarSearch and rescue workers were busy last weekend. On Friday, approximately 150 people were on the alert due to the landing of a damaged Icelandair plane at Keflavík International Airport. The same evening, search and rescue squads in south Iceland were called out because the engine of a trawler had gone dead.

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Summer Arrives in Iceland, Heat Wave Underway

nautholsvik_esaAfter a nasty cold spell with frosty temperatures and snowfall in north and east Iceland, summer arrived in all parts of the country last weekend with the temperature reaching 15°C (59°F) in the southwest. As of Wednesday, temperatures are expected to take a steep upwards swing in north and east Iceland.

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Fatal Car Accident in West Iceland

death-announcementsAn elderly woman died in a car accident in the rural Skorradalur in west Iceland on Saturday afternoon. According to information from the police in Borgarnes, the car she was driving overturned on the road between Indriðastaðir and Hreppslaug.

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Fire in Old Timber House in East Iceland

seydisfj-norraena_psA fire started in Kaffi Lára in Seyðisfjörður, east Iceland, a timber house, which is one of the oldest in town, between 7 and 8 pm yesterday. The café’s owner, Eyþór Þórisson, was alone in the house at the time and managed to get out on his own.

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Kleiner Gletscherlauf im Vulkan Katla

myrdalsjokull-katla_psEin kleinerer Gletscherlauf hat sich im Vulkan Katla, der unter der Eiskappe des Gletschers Mýrdalsjökull in Südisland liegt, ereignet. Der Gletscherlauf begann am 28. April und dauerte einige Tage an. Die Aktivität war von Seismikgeräten aufgezeichnet worden.

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