Archeologists Dig Out Commonwealth Rubbish Heap

taflmadur_fra_sigunesiIcelandic and Canadian archeologists are currently working on an excavation at Svalbarð by Þistilfjörður in northeast Iceland. This summer they plan to dig out a rubbish heap at Hjálmarsvík in Svalbarðstunga, which dates at least as far back as the Icelandic Commonwealth.

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Foreign Reporters Enter Icelandic Volcano

thrihnukagigur_insidethevolcanoUp to 40 foreign journalists and five foreign television channels have entered the volcanic crater Þríhnúkagígur in southwest Iceland in recent weeks. Managing director of Inside the Volcano Björn Ólafsson calls the crater a “diamond in the rough”.

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Scottish Choir Visits Iceland

hateigskirkja_domThe Stonehaven Chorus, from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, will visit Iceland in the first week of July and give three concerts in Háteigskirkja, Reykjavík, on July 3, then move on to west Iceland and perform in the church in Stykkishólmur, July 4, and in Reykholt, July 5.

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Connor Cruise Tweets on Iceland Visit

vol-eruption-fimmvh2010-07_psHollywood actor Tom Cruise’s son Connor is currently in Iceland where his dad is shooting scenes for his new film Oblivion. Connor Cruise is active in tweeting about his adventures, including grilling hotdogs in a volcanic crater on Tuesday.

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Iceland Condemns Human Rights Violations in Syria

stjornarradid_psThe Human Rights Council of the United Nations met on Wednesday to discuss the report of an investigative committee on alleged human rights violations in Syria, including the mass murders in El-Houleh. Iceland participated in a declaration made by a number of states where condemnation over events in Syria was declared.

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