Tourists Find Iceland’s Highlands Crowded

hrafntinnusker_reykjadalir_psLast summer 40 percent of tourists at Mt. Hrafntinnusker on the Laugavegur hiking trail in the southern highlands thought there were too many travelers in the area, according to a survey conducted by Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir, associate professor in tourism studies at the University of Iceland, last summer.

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First Reykjavík Midsummer Music Festival

harpa01_pkThe first annual festival Reykjavík Midsummer Music will be held in the Harpa concert hall from June 17 to June 19. The festival’s artistic director is the prominent pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, who will play a varied chamber music program with an all-star group of Icelandic musicians.

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New Pub Offers Microbrewery Draught Beers

beer_psThe giants on the Icelandic beverage market, which have had a near monopoly on draught beers in pubs and restaurants, will now get competition from the country’s microbreweries whose products will be sold at the new Micro-bar, which opened in Reykjavík today.

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Vulkanschäden werden weiterhin gedeckt

eruption-eyjafj-ash-farm_psDie isländische Regierung hat letzte Woche auf einer Kabinettssitzung beschlossen, weitere 139 Mio. ISK (850.000 EUR) in einen zusätzlichen Fonds einzuzahlen, um dringende Projekte in den von den Vulkanausbrüchen in den Jahren 2010 und 2011betroffenen Regionen Südislands zu finanzieren.

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