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News Iceland Alftanes: Coming into the light

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
Coming into the light
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As Of Monsters and Men come of age on their confident third record and prepare to headline this year's Iceland Airwaves, Gabriel Benjamin learns how the band dared to break out of their mould On the ...

News Iceland Alftanes: What It’s Like in the Town Where They Re-Route Roads to Avoid Elves

Published on: Wednesday 01 February 2017
What It’s Like in the Town Where They Re-Route Roads to Avoid Elves
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Just south of Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik, in the city of Kopavogur, a two-lane street in a quiet residential area abruptly loops and narrows to avoid a small hill dotted with lichen-speckled rocks ...

News Iceland Alftanes: Please Don’t Bulldoze the Elves: Environmentalists in Iceland Fight for (Imaginary?) Regional Creatures

Published on: Sunday 02 February 2014
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In Iceland—home of Bjorks and fjords—there are also elves. And advocates for elves. These advocates have partnered with environmentalists in efforts to get the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission to ...

News Iceland Alftanes: Elf lobby blocks Iceland road project

Published on: Sunday 22 December 2013
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Friends of Lava has mobilised supporters to block the building of a direct route from Alftanes to Reykjavik (above). Photograph: Jose Fuste Raga/Corbis Elf advocates in Iceland have joined forces with ...

News Iceland Alftanes: Belief in Elves Causing Road Upgrade Delays in Iceland

Published on: Saturday 13 April 2019
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Yep, "elf church". The highway would link Alftanes peninsula to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer, but has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on the case brought forward by the ...