Kritik an Landbesitzern in Sólheimasandur

Helga Árnadóttir, Geschäftsführerin des Isländischen Reiseindustrie-Verbands, ist der Meinung, dass die Landbesitzer von Sólheimasandur, wo das Wrack eines Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota-Flugzeugs durch Justin Bieber und Shah Rukh Khan zu Bekanntheit gelangte, lieber die Polizei hätte rufen sollen, als ein Bußgeld von dem Urlauber zu verlangen, der mit seinem Mietwagen zur Sehenswürdigkeit fuhr.

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Anna Lára Orlowska ist Miss Iceland 2016

Anna Lára Orlowska wurde am vergangenen Samstag zur Miss World Iceland 2016 gekrönt. Sie wird das Land am 18. Dezember bei der Miss-World-Wahl in Washington DC vertreten. Die 22-Jährige arbeitet im Bürgerzentrum Miðberg in Breiðholt, dem Vorort von Reykjavík, in dem sie aufwuchs.

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Kaupþing Confirms Controversial Bonuses

The general assembly of holding company Kaupþing, previously the defunct Icelandic bank, approved a proposal last night on paying bonuses of up to ISK 1.5 billion (USD 13 million, EUR 12 million) combined to key employees. Some of these employees will receive bonuses of around ISK 100 million (USD 860,000, EUR 771,000) each.

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Northern Lights Midnight Baths Open

The North Aurora Exclusive Baths, in Laugar in the rural Reykjadalur valley in Northeast Iceland, will open September 1. The local swimming pool and two hot tubs will be open from 10 pm to 1 am, where visitors can float while watching the starry skies and/or northern lights.

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Plain Vanilla Closes Shop, Lays off Staff

All 36 employees of Plain Vanilla in Iceland have been laid off, as confirmed by the gaming company’s CEO Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson. Plain Vanilla will be closed, although bankruptcy will be tried to be avoided, mainly to guarantee that all employees will have their term of notice paid in full.

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Mistake at Hospital Caused Newborn’s Death

Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir discussed the death of their newborn son Nói Hrafn on January 8, 2015 on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós yesterday. His death was caused by a series of mistakes at Landspítali National University Hospital.

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Anna Lára Orlowska Miss Iceland 2016

Anna Lára Orlowska was crowned Miss World Iceland 2016 on Saturday and will represent Iceland in Miss World in Washington DC on December 18. The 22-year-old works in the community center Miðberg in Breiðholt, the Reykjavík suburb where she grew up.

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