Vikings Across Africa Journey Begins

vikings_across_africaA group of 15 people of seven nationalities have set off on the first overland journey from Reykjavík to Capetown. The group, known as Vikings Across Africa, will take the ferry from Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, to the Faroe Islands and then on to Denmark, tomorrow morning.

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Weniger dicke Kinder in Island

sweets_02_zrEiner neuen Studie zufolge ist die Anzahl der übergewichtigen Sechsjährigen in Island niedriger als zehn Jahre zuvor, und auch die Gesamtzahl der übergewichtigen Kinder ist nicht angestiegen. Dennoch sind Maßnahmen in der kindlichen Ernährung notwendig.

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French Film Festival in Reykjavík

french_film_festivalThe 13th French Film Festival in Reykjavík will open on Friday, January 11. Nine films, eight French and one Belgian, will be screened during the festival, which runs through January 24, including the opening film De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) by director Jacques Audiard, starring Marion Cotillard.

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MP Wants Metal Detector Gate at Parliament

althingishus_psProgressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir has called for a metal detector gate to be established at the entrance of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, following an incident before Christmas where a man tried to harm himself with a knife inside a restroom in the building.

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