New Issue of Iceland Review Released

ir0513_coverThe October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review arrived this week, packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos.

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Snake Found in Icelandic Supermarket

snakekronan041013_screenshotA corn snake was spotted by a child in the supermarket Krónan in Kópavogur, the capital area, earlier today. Customer Gunnhildur Sveinbjarnardóttir didn’t believe her daughter at first when she told her that there was a snake on the floor.

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Reykjavík feiert zweites Lesefestival

books_psUm Reykjavíks Nominierung als UNESCO-Literaturstadt gerecht zu werden, begann am 1. Oktober das zweite Lesefestival (Lestrarhátíð) in der Hauptstadt. Angelehnt an Festivals, die in den UNESCO-Literaturstädten Dublin and Edinburgh abgehalten wurden, lautet in Reykjavík das Thema „Gedicht in Bewegung“.

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One Million Farm Animals in Iceland

rooster_chickens_psThere are a total of 991,258 farm animals in Iceland, according to a recent report in weekly Bændablaðið. Sheep are the most common with 476,262 at 2,677 sheep farms. The municipality with the largest number is Borgarbyggð, West Iceland, with 34,744 sheep.

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