Happy Birthday Surtsey!

surtsey_posterNext November, the world’s youngest island, Surtsey, will turn 50. The underwater volcanic eruption, in which the island was created, started November 15, 1963, and lasted for three and half years.

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Icelanders Number 321,857

handball-bronze-crowd_goIcelandic residents were 321,857 on January 1, 2013, according to new information from Statistics Iceland, up by 2,282 individuals the year prior. Women increased by 1.4 percent and men by 0.03 percent.

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Ásgeir Trausti gewinnt vier Musikpreise

asgeir_trausti_psDer isländische Sänger Ásgeir Trausti hat vorgestern Abend in der Harpa vier Musikpreise gewonnen: das Album des Jahres in der Kategorie Pop/Rock für „Dýrð í dauðaþögn“, Brightest Hope (Rock/Pop), den Preis für den beliebtesten Interpreten in einer online-Abstimmung auf tonlist.is, sowie denTonlist.is Preis für Online-Verkäufe.

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