Hollywood Invades South Iceland Village

kirkjubaejarklaustur-summer_psFilming for Christopher Nolan’s latest movie Interstellar began in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, South Iceland, yesterday. All hotels in the vicinity are fully booked and some of the town’s inhabitants have leased their houses to the film crew. Summer house owners in the region have done the same.

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Iceland Fin Whaling Season Goes Sour

whaling_ipaBad weather has interrupted fin whale hunting by Icelandic whaling company Hvalur in recent days and as the forecast does not look promising, company representative Gunnlaugur Geirsson said they will decide next week whether to continue with whaling this season.

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Neue Pipeline soll Energiebedarf decken

geothermal-borehole-sw_psDer Aufsichtsrat von Orkuveita Reykjavíkur oder Reykjavík Energie (OR), hat zugestimmt, eine neue Erdwärme-Pipeline von Hverahlíð zum Kraftwerk Hellisheiðarvirkjun zu verlegen, um damit die Stromerzeugung zu erhöhen und den Energiebedarf zu decken.

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Iceland Closer to World Cup

football_iceland_vs_albania_september_10_03_psIceland beat Albania 2-1 at a sold-out Laugardalsvöllur stadium, Reykjavík, last night. With two games remaining, Iceland is now in a pole position to reach second place in Group E, and a place in the playoffs in the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.

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Hausdurchsuchungen bei Reedereien

eimskip-gamar_psDas Isländische Kartellamt durchsuchte gestern gegen zehn Uhr morgens gemeinsam mit der Polizei die Büros der Reedereien Samskip, Eimskip und TVG-Zimsen. Die Durchsuchung war eine der umfangreichsten, die die Behörde je durchgeführt hat.

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