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News Iceland Ólafsvík: Japan names ambassadors to Bolivia, Cyprus, East Timor, Iceland and UNESCO

Published on: Monday 03 February 2020
Japan names ambassadors to Bolivia, Cyprus, East Timor, Iceland and UNESCO
News source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/04/national/japan-ambassador-bolivia-cyprus-east-timor-iceland-unesco/

The government named on Tuesday new ambassadors to Bolivia, Cyprus, East Timor, Iceland and UNESCO, effective Wednesday. Osamu Hokida, 63, will become the top envoy to Bolivia after serving as the ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland's Off-Road Trucks and SUVs Are Wilder Than Anything You've Ever Seen

Published on: Saturday 25 January 2020
Iceland's Off-Road Trucks and SUVs Are Wilder Than Anything You've Ever Seen
News source: https://www.thedrive.com/news/31947/icelands-off-road-trucks-and-suvs-are-wilder-than-anything-youve-ever-seen

Unlike all too many Americans who build off-road trucks and SUVs to stroll through urban city centers, enthusiasts in Iceland put their four-wheelers to work. When you live above the Arctic Circle and ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 — and public appetite for whale meat is fading

Published on: Saturday 25 January 2020
Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 — and public appetite for whale meat is fading
News source: https://www.salon.com/2020/01/25/iceland-didnt-hunt-any-whales-in-2019-and-public-appetite-for-whale-meat-is-fading_partner/

One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn't happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland — one of just three countries that still allow commercial ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland’s Baldvin Z Crime Series “Black Sands” Added to All3Media Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Published on: Friday 24 January 2020
Iceland’s Baldvin Z Crime Series “Black Sands” Added to All3Media Slate (EXCLUSIVE)
News source: https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/icelands-baldvin-z-crime-series-black-sands-added-all3media-slate-1203480006/

“Black Sands” marks the first crime thriller to be created by Icelandic helmer Baldvin Z (“Trapped”) since the hit series “Case.” Commissioned by Iceland’s Channel 2, the eight-part series is ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: An Iceland hostel's space pods let 'Star Wars' fans feel like they're sleeping in a galaxy far, far away

Published on: Tuesday 24 December 2019
An Iceland hostel's space pods let 'Star Wars' fans feel like they're sleeping in a galaxy far, far away
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/iceland-galaxy-pod-hostel-star-wars-inspired-sleeping-pods-2019-12?amp%3Butm_medium=referral

The futuristic accommodations at the Galaxy Pod Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland, will transport "Star Wars" fans to another galaxy.

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland to host international symposium on plastics in Arctic and sub-Arctic

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Iceland to host international symposium on plastics in Arctic and sub-Arctic
News source: https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2019/10/21/iceland-to-host-international-symposium-on-plastics-in-arctic-and-sub-arctic/

A symposium in April will bring together experts to tackle how the issue is affecting the Arctic and sub-Arctic. (iStock) Iceland will host an international symposium on plastics in the Arctic and sub ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Early access 'Minecraft Earth' for iOS opens in Iceland and New Zealand

Published on: Thursday 17 October 2019
Early access 'Minecraft Earth' for iOS opens in Iceland and New Zealand
News source: https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/10/17/early-access-minecraft-earth-for-ios-opens-in-iceland-and-new-zealand

'Minecraft Earth,' the iOS game bringing the popular block-based open-world building title to the real world, is now available to play in early access, with the rollout of the game starting in New Zealand and Iceland.

News Iceland Ólafsvík: LI Teen Killed In Car Crash In Iceland: Patch Week In Review

Published on: Saturday 19 October 2019
LI Teen Killed In Car Crash In Iceland: Patch Week In Review
News source: https://patch.com/new-york/massapequa/li-teen-killed-car-crash-iceland-patch-week-review

The community has rallied around the teen's family after the "unfathomable tragedy" of his death in a car crash in Iceland. Four Best Market stores will be taken over by the new chain in addition to ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: France look to beat Iceland in Euro 2020 qualifier without Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
France look to beat Iceland in Euro 2020 qualifier without Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe
News source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7559605/France-look-beat-Iceland-Euro-2020-qualifier-without-Paul-Pogba-Kylian-Mbappe.html

Didier Deschamps must cope without some of his big-name stars as France look to boost their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes with victory in Iceland on Friday night. France are without the injured Paul ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Ankita Konwar-Milind Soman Set Temperatures Soaring in Iceland And Their Balcony Romance is to be Blamed!

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Ankita Konwar-Milind Soman Set Temperatures Soaring in Iceland And Their Balcony Romance is to be Blamed!
News source: https://www.india.com/buzz/ankita-konwar-milind-soman-set-temperatures-soaring-in-iceland-and-their-balcony-romance-is-to-be-blamed-3798936/

Ankita Konwar and Milind Soman give fans a sneak-peek into their Iceland romance (Photo Courtesy: Instagram/@ankita_earth) Life is a holiday for them and never seen taking a break from laying fitness ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland's massive Laufskálarétt pony party is a wild and windswept ride

Published on: Sunday 06 October 2019
Iceland's massive Laufskálarétt pony party is a wild and windswept ride
News source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/laufskalarett-pony-party-iceland/index.html

(CNN) — "It looks like the weather tomorrow will be good for us," says Þórdís Anna Gylfadóttir as she studies the pink-hued sky. "When it's a nice day, we have more people coming to the valley." The ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Former Lynn University hoopster heads to Iceland to play pro

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Former Lynn University hoopster heads to Iceland to play pro
News source: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/boca-times/fl-cn-sp-boca-raton-jamal-palmer-basketball-iceland-20191002-20190926-oiisbnqaczcsdhhalby47wchj4-story.html

Jamal Palmer played his high school basketball at Grandview Prep and went on to nearby Lynn University. Now, his basketball talents have taken him to Iceland after he signed to play professionally with Thor AK Akureyri.

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Delray Beach basketball player heads to Iceland team

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Delray Beach basketball player heads to Iceland team
News source: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/delray-sun/fl-cn-sp-delray-beach-jamal-palmer-basketball-iceland-20191002-20190926-kg2swlnb6fewjpfsqoyevy3fza-story.html

Delray Beach’s Jamal Palmer always hoped and dreamed of taking his basketball talents to another level. Palmer, who played his high school basketball at Grandview Prep and went on to star at nearby Lynn University in Boca Raton, is in Iceland after he signed to play with Thor AK Akureyri.

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland Is Unlike Anywhere Else on Earth

Published on: Friday 27 September 2019
Iceland Is Unlike Anywhere Else on Earth
News source: https://www.outsideonline.com/2402031/what-its-fly-over-iceland

From drone pilot Vadim Sherbakov, Islandia is a tribute to Iceland’s natural beauty. To inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland greets Vice President Mike Pence with rainbow flags

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
Iceland greets Vice President Mike Pence with rainbow flags
News source: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Iceland-Vice-President-Pence-rainbow-flag-bracelet-14417346.php

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence received a colorful welcome on his trip to Iceland on Wednesday. A row of rainbow flags flapped in the wind just across the street from where Pence met with Iceland ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland Airwaves, How A Tastemaker Music Festival Is Transforming Reykjavík

Published on: Friday 06 September 2019
Iceland Airwaves, How A Tastemaker Music Festival Is Transforming Reykjavík
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/oisinlunny/2019/09/07/iceland-airwaves-how-a-tastemaker-music-festival-is-transforming-reykjavk/

Music festival Iceland Airwaves has come a long way since its humble beginnings in an aircraft hangar. One revenue estimate for the 2019 edition stands at over €40 million. Some leading lights of the Icelandic music scene reveal how one of the hottest music festivals on the planet kept its cool. ​

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Robert Plant performs “Immigrant Song” for first time in 23 years in Iceland: Watch

Published on: Monday 01 July 2019
Robert Plant performs “Immigrant Song” for first time in 23 years in Iceland: Watch
News source: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/robert-plant-performs-immigrant-song-205757526.html

He went to the land of the ice and snow, and under the midday sun let the hot track flow. For the first time since 1996, Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin’s classic “Immigrant Song” during a recent ...

News Iceland Ólafsvík: Iceland’s tallest church was inspired by volcanoes

Published on: Wednesday 26 June 2019
Iceland’s tallest church was inspired by volcanoes
News source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/iceland/reykjavik/hallgrimskirkja-tallest-church-in-iceland/

Located in the heart of Reykjavík, the striking Hallgrímskirkja towers over Iceland’s colorful capital. Not only is it visible from almost every corner of the city, it’s also the tallest church in ...