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66 Degrees and More (Very) Interesting News Stories

Recently, Icelandic top model Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir from NEXT models was one of designer Marc Jacobs’s models as he presented his well received autumn 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.

of-monsters-and-men_pkOf Monsters and Men. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Next summer, Iceland Express will add three new destinations from Keflavik International airport: Prague, the Czech Republic; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Vilnius, Lithuania.

While Europe has experienced record low temperatures in February, north and east Iceland have been unseasonably warm. Last night the temperature was 15°C/ 60°F in Djúpivogur south-east Iceland.

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men and singer-songwriter Lay Low will play eighteen concerts in North America, starting in Los Angeles on March 20th, and ending in Toronto, Canada, on April 12th.

Yesterday Strætóskýli, a new photo exhibition by photographer Sigurður Guðmundsson (1978) featuring Reykjavík’s bus shelters, opened at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography.

Iceland ranks sixth on the World Press Freedom Index. Finland and Norway top this year’s list, followed by Estonia, Austria and Holland. At the bottom of the 180-country list are Iran, Syria and North Korea. USA comes in at 47 and the UK 28.

Yesterday, vísir.is published pictures of actress Scarlett Johansson walking in downtown Los Angeles wearing a 66°North Vatnajökull parka. She is not the only Hollywood star who loves the label; Matt Damon, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, and Jake Gyllenhal are often seen wearing the brand.

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