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July 25, 2012

Ocean Swimming Marketed for Tourists in North Iceland

skagafjordur-drangey_psOcean swimmer and artist Benedikt Lafleur is planning to establish tourism services offering ocean swimming in Skagafjörður, North Iceland. Benedikt obtained a tourism operator’s license from the Tourism Board (the 500th license issued since 2006) last week.

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First 15th Century Fishermen’s Hut Excavated in Iceland

fisherman-old-fashioned_psA fishermen’s hut (verbúð in Icelandic) from the first part of the 15th century was discovered during archaeological research at Gufuskálavör on Snæfellsnes peninsula this summer. It is likely the first verbúð from that period to be excavated in its entirety.

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Icelandic Scouts Invite Yoko Ono to Peace Convention

imaginepeacetower_psThe National Association of Icelandic Scouts, which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, is planning a peace convention October 12-14 in Reykjavík in connection with the international project ‘Messenger of Peace’. The association has invited artist and activist Yoko Ono to speak at the convention.

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Enough Drama! Black Skies

Iceland’s unofficial ‘King of Crime’, Arnaldur Indriðason, has earned himself countless fans the world over with his Detective Erlendur suspense series that currently numbers 12

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Isländische Bikerin will Russell Crowe auf Tour mitnehmen

cycling-skerjafj-rvk_psDer australische Schauspieler Russell Crowe, der sich derzeit in Island für Dreharbeiten zu Darren Aronofskys Film Noah aufhält, schrieb bei Twitter, dass er es recht schwierig fände, in Reykjavík 20 Kilometer auf dem Fahrrad zu fahren, weil die Stadt so kompakt sei, allerdings auch großartig – wie seine Frau.

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Kayaker in Danger in Stormy Weather in West Fjords

latrabjarg_pkA Dutch tourist exposed himself to significant danger when he rowed his kayak from Breiðavík towards the bird cliff Látrabjarg in the southern West Fjords on Sunday. A storm hit, beating the kayak against a rocky shore and breaking it.

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Seehunde in Nordwestisland gezählt

sealcenter_hvammstangi_esaDas Isländische Robbenzentrum hat am vergangenen Sonntag an einer 100 Meter langen Küstenlinie zwischen Vatnsnes und Heggstaðarnes in Nordwestisland die Robben gezählt. Weitaus weniger Robben als im letzten Jahr sind ermittelt worden.

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Kaupþing Winding-Up Committee Sues Pension Funds

kaupthinghead_ipa-sjoThe winding-up committee of Kaupþing, one of the Icelandic banks that collapsed in October 2008, has filed lawsuits against the Pension Fund of State Employees (LSR) and several other pension funds, requesting ISK billions in damages.

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