Ancient Walrus Bones Studied in Iceland

The Icelandic Institute of Natural History and the University of Iceland have signed an agreement on joint research of the ancient biology of walruses in Iceland. Up to 2,000-year-old walrus bones have been found in Iceland, especially in the western part of the country.

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Capelin Fishing Quota in Iceland to Increase

The Icelandic Marine Research Institute has suggested an increase in the capelin fishing quota by 320,000 tons since the last season, totaling 580,000 tons. Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson celebrates the suggestion and will increase the quota accordingly.

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Woman Saved from Burning Apartment

Firefighters in Reykjavík were called out shortly before noon today because of a fire in an apartment in Mánatún in an apartment complex the center of the capital. A woman, who was alone in the apartment, was rescued and taken to the emergency room.

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Hotel mit eigenem Wasserfall

Eine große Baustelle befindet sich gerade an einer Seite des Fosshotels in Húsavík in Nordost-Island. Dort ist man seit einiger Zeit dabei, einen Anbau zum bestehenden Gebäude zu bauen. „Die Eröffnung des neuen Teils wird zur Sommersaison 2016 sein“, erklärt Hotel-Managerin Jóna Árny Sigurðardóttir.

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Asenglauben-Gemeinschaft baut Tempel

Der Bau des ersten Haupttempels der Asenglauben-Gemeinschaft seit 1.000 Jahren beginnt im März. Der Tempel wird auf dem bewaldeten Hügel Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík errichtet, der ein beliebtes Naherholungsgebiet ist und auf dem auch Perlan, eines der Wahrzeichen der Stadt, steht.

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Avalanche Closes West Fjords Road

The road under Súðavíkurhlíð by Súðavík in the West Fjords is currently closed because of an avalanche which fell on the road last night. A northerly wind has been forecast for the next 24 hours, 8-13 m/s, with snowfall in some parts of the country.

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Travelers with Children Stuck in Highlands

An extensive search and rescue operation has been ongoing in North Iceland since last night. Members of ICE-SAR were called out to assist seven people, thereof two children, who were traveling on three jeeps northeast of Laugafell in the highlands above Eyjafjörður.

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Petition an die FEIF wegen Sperrriemen

Eine Freizeitreiterinitiative um das deutsche Islandpferdemagazin Töltknoten hat auf change.org eine Petition an die FEIF gestartet, mit der eine Wiederzulassung des Sperrriemens in Kombination mit Hebelgebissen wie der Islandkandare verhindert werden soll.

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