Food Market in Iceland’s Capital

farmersmarket1_zrA market carrying local food and specialty products will be held at Lækjartorg square in the heart of Reykjavík every Saturday in July between 11 am and 4 pm. Available food products include bread, pastries, fruit, vegetables, cheeses, olives, beef jerky and ready-made dishes.

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Country Festival in Reykjavík This Week

kexkontri_lamchopThe KEX Köntrí Festival is a three-day event held at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavík July 4-6. It celebrates the culture of bluegrass and country with music, food and drinks. The festival will open with an ‘Independence Day Cocktail’ at 6 pm.

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Fish Liver Oil Produced in North Iceland

cod_ipaFisheries technologists, who recently graduated from the University of Akureyri, launched the production of fish liver oil pills in Dalvík, Northeast Iceland, under the label of CLO this week. The food supplement will be exported to markets in Europe.

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Puffins Hunted again in Vestmannaeyjar

puffins_psThe town council of Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) is planning to authorize puffin hunting in the islands July 19-31 and possibly also August 6-13. Puffin hunting has been banned in this largest puffin colony in the world in the past two years due to the stock’s poor condition.

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Sechzig Prozent der Isländer unterstützen Walfang

whaling_ipaEtwa sechzig Prozent aller in einer Umfrage interviewten Isländer unterstützen den kommerziellen Fang von Finnwalen. Die Umfrage wurde am 26. und 27. Juni durch den TV-Sender Stöð 2 und das Fréttablaðið durchgeführt, in der 802 Personen nach ihrer Haltung zum Walfang befragt wurden.

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Ein Falke im Bus nach Reykjavík

falcon_husavikmus_esaEin verletzter Falke wurde am Wochenende im Nationalpark Skaftafell in Südisland gefunden. Reiseführer brachten ihn zum Nationalparkwächter, der zwei britische Freiwillige überreden konnte, den Raubvogel in einem Karton mit dem Bus nach Reykjavík zu bringen.

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