Publishing Rights to Andri Snær’s Latest Book Sold in Seven Countries

The rights to Andri Snær Magnason’s latest book, On Time and Water, have already been sold to publishers in seven countries, even though the book is first released in Iceland today. “It’s almost [...]

Wetland Reclaimed on Presidential Estate in Iceland

Earlier this week, ditches were filled on the estates of Bessastaðir – the official residence of the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhanesson – and Bleiksmýri, RÚV reports. The effort forms a [...]

Travellers Advised to Steer Clear of the Múlakvísl River

The Icelandic Meteorological Office advises travellers to keep their distance from the Múlakvísl river, on the western side of Mýrdalssandur in south Iceland due to heavy gas pollution. A small [...]

Icelandic Fish Farm Production Expected to Double by 2021

  Aquaculture production in Iceland is expected to double in the next two years, according to a press release from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. The export value of the [...]

Iceland Doubles Contribution to UN Climate Fund

Iceland will double its yearly contribution to the UN’s Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries counter climate change. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced the decision [...]

Tourists Caught by Waves in Reynisfjara

Tourist guide Pascale Elísabet Skúladóttir caught a video early Saturday of fierce waves in Reynisfjara that threatened to wash unsuspecting tourists to sea, RÚV reports. Pascale says that all [...]

The Disappearance of the Icelandic Walrus

New research spearheaded by the Icelandic Museum of Natural History suggests that a special breed of walruses lived in and around Iceland millennia ago but became extinct around the year 1100, [...]

Six Icelandic Women Swim Across the English Channel

Swimming group Marglytturnar (Jellyfish) finished their relay swim across the English channel just before 9 pm yesterday. The last swimmer, Halldóra Gyða Matthíasdóttir Proppé took the last [...]

Puffin Patrol Rescues Birds in Westman Islands

Puffling season is in full swing on the Westman Islands, where young and old alike are hard at work returning disoriented Puffin chicks to the sea, RÚV reports. As summer draws to a close, the [...]

Poor Langoustine Season Could Mean Restaurant Shortage

  The langoustine served in Höfn, Southeast Iceland, has a reputation for being the best in the country. Yet the town’s main supplier Skinney Þinganes told RÚV its catch from this summer [...]

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