Iceland: Vatnajökull National Park deemed Europe’s second best

NordenBladet – Vatnajökull National Park ranks second among Europe’s national parks in 2021 on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list, just issued, Morgunblaðið reports. Worldwide, it ranks 17th. Yorkshire Dales National Park in the UK, ranks first among

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Iceland: Mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjónsson and his companions presumed dead

NordenBladet – Mountaineers John Snorri Sigurjónsson, from Iceland, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, from Pakistan, and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto, from Chile, who have been missing on K2 since February 5, are believed to have died on the mountain, mbl.is reports, quoting

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Iceland: Houses Evacuated in Seyðisfjörður

NordenBladet – About 100 residents of 46 houses in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, had to evacuate their homes last night, due to a risk of landslides, mbl.is reports. As forecast, there was considerable rain overnight in the town – up

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Iceland: Icelandic agriculture set to be carbon neutral by 2040

NordenBladet — According to a new agreement outlined by the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Innovation, agriculture in Iceland is set to be fully carbon neutral by 2040. On Thursday 4th February, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Minister of

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Icealnd: Disney makes Icelandic promise

NordenBladet – Disney will start offering at least some content dubbed and subtitled into Icelandic on its streaming service in Iceland over the coming months, following dismay that Icelandic children are currently not offered Icelandic content. The confirmation came following

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Iceland: “Husavik” Shortlisted For The Best Original Song At 93rd Oscars

NordenBladet – “Husavik”, from the film ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’, has the possibility of being nominated for the best original song at this years Oscars. The shortlists for nine categories were announced yesterday. Other categories, such

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Iceland: The Supreme Court of Iceland rejected Samherji appeal

NordenBladet – The Supreme Court of Iceland yesterday dismissed an appeal from fishing company Samherji against the Reykjavík District Court ruling that sided with the district prosecutor and forced the KPMG auditing company to hand over bookkeeping information and financial

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Iceland: Pfizer decides against study in Iceland

NordenBladet – It became clear yesterday that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will not be conducting a phase IV trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports. Pfizer’s representatives stated that given how few cases of COVID-19 there are in

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Iceland: Einar Hansberg Árnason set a new world record when deadlifted a total of 528,090 kilogrammes in one day

NordenBladet – Einar Hansberg Árnason this weekend broke a world record when he deadlifted a total of 528,090 kilogrammes in one day. He dedicated his world record to the fight for children’s welfare. Einar spent most of the 24-hour slog

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Iceland: Húsavíkurkirkja Church in Húsavík, North Iceland, in need of major repair

NordenBladet – Húsavíkurkirkja* church in Húsavík, North Iceland, is in need of major repair. Many people consider it to be the most beautiful church in Iceland. It was designed in the so-called Swiss chalet style by Iceland’s first architect, Rögnvaldur

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Iceland: Iceland’s COVID-19 situation is unique

NordenBladet – Iceland is in a unique position compared to other countries in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases, mbl.is reports. According to weekly figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), updated yesterday, the 14-day

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Iceland: Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival opens today

NordenBladet – The annual Reykjavík Winter Lights Festival opens today and continues through Sunday, Morgunblaðið reports. Its format this year is different from that of previous years, due to COVID-19-related restrictions. Therefore, there will be no formal opening ceremony or

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Iceland: Screaming Tourists Campaign receives Digiday Award

NordenBladet – The marketing campaign Let it Out, released by Inspired Iceland last summer, received a Digiday Award January 28 for the best creative campaign/program, mbl.is reports. M&C Saatchi & Peel wrote the script for the campaign and did the

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Iceland: Guðlaug pool nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

NordenBladet – The natural pool Guðlaug on Langisandur beach, in Akranes, West Iceland, has been nominated for the 2022 Mies van der Rohe Award – the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, mbl.is reports. The prize is awarded every other

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Iceland: 22,000 tremors in Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland last year

NordenBladet – Some parts of Iceland tremble more than others, and last year, a total of 22,000 tremors registered on the Reykjanes* peninsula, Southwest Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports. Most of those were less than 3 in magnitude. This continuous seismic activity

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Iceland: Icelandic man becomes first in world to receive double arm and shoulder transplant

NordenBladet — Icelander Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson became the first patient in the world to receive a double-arm-and-shoulder transplant, undergoing the groundbreaking surgery in Lyon, France. The operation, which took place in mid-January, lasted a whopping 14-hours and was comprised of

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