Bike Path to Avoid Elf Home

cycling-rvk_psConstruction of the new walking and cycling path along Vesturlandsvegur, part of the Ring Road leading through Reykjavík to West Iceland, will be made to avoid a large boulder believed to be home to elves. Known as Grásteinn, the cleft boulder is located in the suburb Grafarholt.

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Ptarmigan Hunting Season Begins

ptarmigan_heThe ptarmigan hunting season in Iceland began yesterday. Thousands of hunters took part in the first day of hunting. It is permitted to hunt the bird throughout this weekend, next weekend and the third and fourth weekend in November, a total of nine days.

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Verseuchter See vor den Toren von Reykjavík

ellidaardalur-winter_pkIm Elliðavatn, einem See vor den Toren von Reykjavík, wurde eine Fäkalverschmutzung festgestellt. Die Werte liegen siebenmal höher, als zulässig wären. Eine geringere Belastung wurde auch an verschiedenen Plätzen des zuleitenden Flusses Elliðaár festgestellt.

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