Iceland Newswire

Iceland Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Iceland.

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  1. Icelandic Yule Lads bring holiday cheer, rotten potatoes or mischiefRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    For children in Iceland , the Christmas celebration starts early and involves 13 bearded men known as the Yule Lads . "We have them instead of Santa Claus," says Viktor Gudmansson.

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  2. Netherlands seek to delay Iceland fairy tale qualificationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    AMSTERDAM: Iceland can complete a fairy tale qualification for the European Championship finals on Thursday but must first overcome a much-changed Netherlands team determined to catch up after a poor start to the qualifying campaign. Thursday's Group A game at the Amsterdam Arena presents the tiny island nation, with a population of less than half a million, a chance to be among the first to book a place at next year's tournament in France.

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  3. Woofy fall and winter bear gatherings in EuropeRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Xtra!

    Local Euro bears open their dens to their international brothers at these woofy annual gatherings, making them great opportunities not only to see new places but to meet new friends at the same time. Reykjavik, Iceland Early September Another of the more outdoorsy European bear events is Reykjavik's Bears on Ice in September.

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  4. More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Independent

    The country's government is only obliged to take in 50 asylum seekers a year, according to a humanitarian quota Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies More than 11,000 families in Iceland have offered to open their homes to Syrian refugees in a bid to raise the government's cap of just 50 asylum seekers a year.

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  5. Solo exhibition of works by Cory Arcangel opens at Galerie Thaddaeus RopacRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Art Daily

    ... DHC/ART Foundation in Montreal (Canada), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark) and Reykjavik Art Museum (Iceland), and has an online component at http://audmcrs.coryarcangel.com Kelly Clarkson's hit Since U Been Gone (2004) forms the ...

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  6. Star Wars Bits: Darth Vader Street, 'Rogue One' Speculation, 'Star Wars Rebel' Clip, and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | /film

    ... Phasma is a terrible name. Star Wars has fans all over the world, but few cities have gone as far as Reykjavik, Iceland to show their love for the series. The City Council has reportedly approved a motion to rename a street "Svarthof i" - which ...

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  7. Geymsla24 Implements Janus International's SecurGuard Electronic Lock SolutionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Freshnews

    Janus International Group, LLC and Geymsla24, a Securitas Company, announced today that Geymsla24 is the first self storage owner/operator to implement the Janus International SecurGuard Electronic Lock/Overlock/Monitor for Roll-up Doors . The Electronic Lock was successfully installed and integrated with Geymsla24's access control and security solution as part of a conversion of a former warehouse to a state-of-the-art Self Storage facility in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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  8. Icelandic Capital to Rename Street After Darth VaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Hollywood Reporter

    Star Wars fans have spoken in Iceland: In a country that spends much of the winter months blanketed in starless nights, a street in the city's Hofoi industrial district is to be renamed after the intergalactic baddie, Darth Vader. Changing the name of Bratthofoi to Svarthofoi - Icelandic for 'black-head' the name by which the Sith Lord Darth Vader is known in the country - was announced in a Tweet by Rejkjavik mayor Dagur Eggertsson.

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  9. Ashley Fedor hiking in the Reykjadalur valley.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Philly.com

    ... back in satisfaction, but not with just my adventures in galling gastronomy. I'd achieved my goal of traveling to Iceland, and I'd done so alone. I'd been interested for some time in solo traveling. I imagine every woman with a dog-eared copy of ...

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  10. DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 12Read the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering - 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK - Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015.

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  11. Newberry alumnus to represent Iceland in Eurobasket tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Newberry Observer

    ... 2015 championship and Aegir Steinarsson, a former standout at Newberry College, was placed on the list. REYKJAVIK, Iceland - The Icelandic Basketball Federation (KKI) announced the 12-man roster for the national team which will represent their ...

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  12. Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver tries out smoked puffin in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Daily Mail

    Is this Britain's most devoted dad? Meet the banker who's spent almost A 500,000 flying to Cyprus to visit his son, nine, after ex-wife took him to live abroad Discover an alien land... only two hours from Weatherfield! Coronation Street actress SUE CLEAVER tries out smoked puffin in Iceland Only a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Manchester but a million miles from Coronation Street - where I play Eileen Grimshaw - lies Europe's second largest island, Iceland. Strictly speaking it's not in Europe, but sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the dividing line of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

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  13. Iceland's Westfjords is a land of beauty and sweeping vistasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | HeraldNet

    ... The guy who handed us the keys asked where we were headed and looked dubious when we answered. A friend who visited Iceland suggested we download an app that would alert authorities in case of emergency and confessed she worried we weren't prepared. ...

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  14. Taste of Iceland brings Nordic cuisine to DenverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Denver Post

    But how much do you know about Nordic cuisine in Iceland-that trendy travel spot known for its emerging music and innovative food? The Taste of Iceland, coming to Denver in a few weeks, is a four-day festival that's a microcosm of Icelandic culture, from music to movies, and the events related to food and drinks will up your Nordic game quite a bit. Icelandic chef Ylfa Helgadottir, chef de cuisine and owner of Kopar, is flying from Reykjavik to team with chef Tom Coohill to create an authentic meal showcases some of the finest Icelandic ingredients.

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  15. Turf WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Slate Magazine

    This farm just outside of Selfoss, Iceland, pictured on July 1, 2015, uses a corrugated sheet metal barn and modern design. Each week, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe.

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  16. Iceland: A holiday lands you in hot waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Mail & Guardian

    ... and Gortex, as well as swimming nappies and float vests. The trip begins at the hot spring area at Hveragerdi in Iceland's milder, easier south, 40km from Reykjavik. It's a land of thundering waterfalls and steaming hills, where water spurts as well ...

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  17. Iceland names street after Darth Vader. It's called "Black-head."Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Boing Boing

    The Reykjavik City Council has approved a citizen-led effort to rename a street Svarthof i, translated as Blackhead, which is the Icelandic name for Darth Vader. Icelanders usually develop new Icelandic terms for new or modern concepts and phenomena.

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  18. Four F-16 Fighter Jets ComingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Iceland Review

    The Royal Danish Air Force will be taking over NATO's Icelandic air policing to patrol Iceland's airspace on Monday, August 31, mbl.is reports. Sixty air force members will participate in the project, along with personnel from NATO's Combined Air Operations Centre in Uedem, Germany.

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  19. ThingvellirRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | TrekEarth

    We leave Reykjavik to discover one of the most visited place of Iceland : Thingvellir National Park. This park sits on a depressed block on the fault between America and Eurasia that cuts Iceland and is at the origin of the island.

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  20. Icelandair to cut delays on expanded Scots routeRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Scotsman.com

    ... receives new planes next year. Mr Jonsson was in Glasgow today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the link - Iceland's oldest international route - by announcing summer flights would be increased from five to six a week next March. It comes as the ...

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