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Now You Know the Future: Predictions for 2012

Völva Vikunnar, or Prophetess of weekly magazine Vikan, has cast her predictions for the nation in 2012, as she does every year.

The year 2012 will bring much volcanic activity to Iceland. The volcano Katla will erupt, also Hekla, as well as smaller ones in Vatnajökull glacier, and two eruptions close to Reykjavík the capital at Mt. Bláfjöll, the capital area ski resort, and on Reykjanes peninsula, where Keflavík International Airport is located. Völva Vikunnar also predicts that there will be an eruption in north Iceland, but she does not provide a location.

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Fortune teller. Photo: Páll Stefánson/Iceland Review

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will be elected president; the coalition government of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir will come apart.

There will be an election and a center-right coalition government of the Independence Party and the Social Democrats will come to power.

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir will step down, and quit politics. Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson will be fired as chairman of the Progressive Party.

On the subject of media, daily newspaper Morgunblaðið will experience difficulties, TV station Skjár1 will close and extensive changes will take place at the media company 365, owned by Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson.

This will be a great year, with international successes for musicians Mugison and Björk, and the bands Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men.

Film director Baltasar Kormákur and athlete Annie Mist Þórisdóttir will also enjoy international success.

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