One in Eight Million

soley_inga_birgisdottirThe song ‘Pretty Face’ by Icelandic musician Sóley, who is playing at this year’s Airwaves, has hit an all-time Icelandic record: more than eight million, 8,233,558 to be exact, as of yesterday evening, have watched her song on YouTube.

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Sleepy Thief Found Guilty

policecar_psThe District Court of South Iceland handed a man a two-month suspended sentence on Thursday for breaking into a summer house in Grímsnes- og Grafningshreppur rural district in South Iceland last spring. The man later fell asleep on the premises.

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ICE-SAR Manager Steps Down Due to Accusations

storm_northiceland_landsbjorg_14ICE-SAR, the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, released a statement on Tuesday announcing manager Guðmundur Örn Jóhannsson’s decision to go on leave due to a report to be published in newspaper DV the following day where he was accused of money laundering.

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Six Days are More than Eleven

laugavegur_bvTravelers from China spend on average 10,000 ISK (80 USD, 60 EUR) more per day than the second biggest spenders, Norwegians. Designer watches, such as those from Rolex, are high on their list of purchases, as is Icelandic designer jewelry and international clothing brands like Hugo Boss.

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Wolke verdeckt Sonne: Arbeitsunfall

landspitali-hallgrimskirkja_domDiese Woche stürzten zwei Männer siebeneinhalb Meter tief vom Dach einer Fischfabrik in Þórshöfn, Nordost-Island. Zuerst krachten sie auf einem Kranausleger, fielen dann weiter und landeten auf dem Betonboden. Die Flugrettung brachte beide Männer in ein Krankenhaus in Reykjavík.

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