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An erupting volcano in Iceland is drawing tourists from around the world

A volcanic eruption that has been underway in Iceland for more than 50 days is offering an impressive new spectacle. Periods of calm followed by giant geysers of lava, hundreds of metres high, can be seen from the capital Reykjavik about 40 kilometres away. Security fencing has been put in place to stop curious observers […]

WATCH: Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall Volcano continues spectacular eruption after being dormant for 6,000 years

Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano has been putting on a spectacular display of new eruptions, over a month since it first erupted, as onlookers continue to gather to watch fiery fountains and rivers of lava. The lava flows erupting from Fagradalsfjall volcano near Geldingadalir on the Reykjanes Peninsula were captured in day and nighttime footage from RT’s […]

The Greek Fisherman in Iceland who Never Forgot his Native Land

George Alevras in Iceland. Greek Reporter Illustration George Alevras is a Greek fisherman from the historic city of Messolonghi who currently lives in Siglufjörður, one of the northernmost cities in Iceland. Despite his success in Iceland’s largest economic sector, Alevras would like to return back home to his native Greece. How did a Greek fisherman end […]

April Fools in Belgium, volcano eruption in Iceland, cherry blossom in bloom | This week in pictures

This week, thousands turned up for a fake Daft Pank reunion concert in a Brussels park which was announced on social media as an April Fools joke. The ongoing volcano eruption in Iceland also continued to attract thousands of spectators and the beginning of cherry blossom season was enjoyed across the world. Here’s how these […]

Volcano has erupted in Iceland near Reykjavik – In pictures

A volcano erupted near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik on Friday, shooting lava high into the night sky after thousands of small earthquakes in recent weeks. The eruption occurred near Fagradalsfjall, a mountain on the Reykjanes Peninsula, around 30 km (19 miles) southwest of the capital. Some four hours after the initial eruption at 2045 GMT – […]

Iceland adds Judaism to list of state-recognized religions

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Iceland recognizes Judaism as an official state religion

Iceland has finally recognized Judaism as a religion. The process took over a year and, despite being home to a small Jewish community, Iceland has never before acknowledged the religion. Recognition was finally awarded on March 8. The country has only one rabbi, Avi Feldman, who initiated the Chabad Lubavitch of Iceland in 2018. Feldman […]

Iceland recognizes Judaism as a religion

Iceland has finally recognized Judaism as a religion, as of March 8. The process took over a year and, despite being home to a Jewish community, Iceland has never before acknowledged the religion. The country has only one Rabbi, Avi Feldman, who initiated the Chabad Lubavitch of Iceland in 2018. Feldman and the community members […]

‘Risk of transmission negligible’: Iceland opens borders to tourists vaccinated against Covid-19

Iceland has become one of the first countries in the world to let in foreign visitors without mandatory quarantine or Covid-19 testing upon arrival since the pandemic hit. However, only vaccinated tourists are welcome. The North Atlantic nation, whose economy relies heavily on its tourism industry, has fully opened its borders to those vaccinated against […]

We’re killing too many people. Norway, Iceland and Ireland suspend vaccine.

We’re killing too many people. Norway, Iceland and Ireland suspend vaccine. Tap News / Tapestry IRELAND HAS halted the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine following the publication of new data by the Norwegian Medicines Agency. The administration of the Oxford University-developed jab has been “temporarily deferred”, as per the recommendation of the Health Products […]

Iceland earthquake: 5.6-magnitude tremor strikes near Reykjavik

Parts of Iceland were rocked by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday as residents reported shaking buildings and strong tremors. The quake’s epicentre was recorded about 25 miles away from Reykjavik, in the Reykjanes Peninsula region, on Iceland’s southeast coast. The effects of the quake, which struck at a depth of around six miles, were felt […]

Scared by global warming? In Iceland, one solution is petrifying

On a barren hillside in southwest Iceland, workers are installing huge fans to suck carbon dioxide from the air and turn it to stone deep below ground, in a radical – but expensive – way to fight global warming. Engineering fixes for climate change are gaining attention and investments in 2021 as companies such as […]

ICELAND Forgives Entire Population Its Debt

65K Shares Finally serious economists are considering a position I have been maintaining and writing about since the 2008 financial meltdown. Whatever its name— erasure, repudiation, abolishment, cancellation, jubilee—debt forgiveness, will have to eventually emerge forefront in global efforts to solve an ongoing systemic financial crisis. The US Rothschild Controlled Media (RCM) has completely BLACKED […]

Book calling Holocaust a hoax to hit Iceland book stores in time for Christmas

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‘Well, this is Iceland, sorry about that’: PM shrugs off 5.6-magnitude earthquake during interview

Iceland’s prime minister Katrin Jakobsdottir was interrupted during a press interview when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the country on Tuesday. The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the quake struck at 13:43 local time (17:43 CET) near Krysuvik, about 35 kilometres south of Reykjavik. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but the tremors briefly […]

Floki and the Viking Discovery of Iceland

The Vikings’ next step out into the Atlantic – the discovery and settlement of Iceland – is one of the best documented events of the Viking Age. Medieval Icelanders were fascinated by genealogy, not only because, as emigrants, they wanted to know where their families came from, but because such knowledge was essential when it […]

Iceland Is A Gun-Loving Country With No Shooting Murders Since 2007

While the remote island is the size of Kentucky and has a population similar to St. Louis, Missouri, Icelanders say the U.S. can learn from their gun laws. Once again we can look to Iceland for setting the trends that are benefiting the people of the country. After Iceland suffered a heavy hit […]

Iceland drops proposed circumcision ban

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Bitcoin bandit makes prison break, flees Iceland on PM’s plane

Sindri Thor Stefansson and 10 other people were arrested in February in connection with the theft of 600 computers used to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The computers, worth some $2 million, are still missing. Stefansson was being held in a low-security Sogni prison in the rural south of the island nation. According to local […]

Earthquake swarm hits North Iceland

     Almost thirty earthquakes occurred in North Iceland and the ocean north of Iceland last night. The largest earthquake of the swarm occured at 2.30 AM at a magnitude of 3.0. Its origins were around 20 km North East of Siglufjörður. The swarm began at around 00.30 last night and most of them were at […]

Reykjavik, Iceland: The Last European Capital Without a Rabbi Gets One

Rabbi Avi and Mushky Feldman hope to ignite a Jewish fire under the Northern Lights You can kayak from New York to Iceland in 1,317 hours. Or fly Icelandair in five. At least that’s the tagline Iceland’s main airline plastered all over the Big Apple a few years ago as part of an ad campaign […]

‘Attack on Judaism’: Scandinavian Jewish Leaders Protest Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

Should Iceland outlaw circumcision for boys – a common practice among Jews and Muslims – it will prevent Jewish communities from being established in the country, Jewish leaders warn. A bill that would ban the nonmedical circumcision of boys younger than 18 has triggered a strong reaction from the heads of Scandinavian Jewish communities. It […]

ICELAND – Jewish Community Survival Threatened As Iceland Set To Ban Jewish Circumcision

ICELAND – Jewish Community Survival Threatened As Iceland Set To Ban Jewish Circumcision   ARUTZ SHEVA – The leaders of the Jewish communities of four Nordic countries said that a bill proposing to ban nonmedical circumcision in Iceland “will guarantee” that no Jewish community is established there. The presidents of the umbrella groups of Jewish communities in Sweden, Denmark, […]

Anthropologist Convinced Elves Live Alongside Regular People In Iceland

Since the beginning of time, elves have been the stuff of legend in Iceland, but locals here will earnestly tell you that elves appear regularly to those who know how to see them. Construction sites have been moved so as not to disturb the elves, and fishermen have refused to put out to sea because of […]

Iceland’s New PM Is a 41-Year-Old Anti-War Feminist and Environmentalist

Iceland’s new prime minister is a 41-year-old anti-war feminist, democratic socialist, who is also an expert on crime literature. Katrin Jakobsdottir plans to make the small island nation a world-leader in fighting climate change. Her Left-Green Movement will lead a coalition government with two parties across the political spectrum in the hope it gives Iceland […]

Three Person Committee In Iceland That Approves And Rejects Baby Names

Icelanders’ extreme efforts to keep their language pure extends to what people can call their newborns, but the days of these official name-keepers appear to be numbered. Jóhannes Bjarni Sigtryggsson has to decide whether or not the name “Cleopatra” is Icelandic. It is, he knows, a decision which cannot be taken lightly — in the […]

Bobby Fischer’s 2005 Press Conference in Iceland

This is Bobby Fischer’s press conference held in Reykjavik, March 25, 2005. It includes confrontation with jewish ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap, Bobby’s views on today’s chess games, and jewish criminality. Source Article from http://www.renegadetribune.com/bobby-fischers-2005-press-conference-iceland/ 00

Meteor fireball shoots across the night sky in Iceland

     A strange light was visible in Iceland last night and lots of people posted photos and videos of it online, some speculating on what it could be. Astronomy experts confirm that it was a meteor. “Did anyone see that meteor above Reykjavik,” one Icelander writes on Twitter and another writes, “In the middle of […]

‘Catastrophic’ Eruption Looms As Giant Holes Appear On Iceland Glacier

Enormous 1,300 feet holes have opened up in one Europe’s biggest glaciers, sparking fears that another major eruption is about to rock Iceland. Vatnajokull is spread out over 8% of Iceland and spans many volcanoes. During the past few years, increased seismic activity in the area has led to the ice cap melting, causing numerous […]

Swarm of earthquakes near active volcano in Iceland

     A number of earthquakes were detected at Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull tonight, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The largest quake was 4.1 in magnitude, with another one following at 4.0. The quakes were a total of 21 , with three of them over 3.0 in magnitude. There are currently no signs of increased volcanic […]

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