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16% Of Icelandic Children Living In Poverty

According to a new report by Save the Children 10.000 Icelandic children live in under the poverty line

Greenpeace Plan To Stalk Alma

After petitioning to get the ship Alma turned away from Durban port for carrying 2000 tonnes of fin whale meat, Greenpeace is planning on closely monitoring the ship’s progress

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You Shall Not Pass

Following the rapid growth of tourists in Iceland, signs of damage to the country’s fragile and vulnerable ecosystem are starting to show.

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The Nature Pass In Their Words

Although scant details about the Nature Pass have been confirmed, the idea behind it and the recent admission charge levied on visitors to Geysir and last year at Kerið have sparked debate inside and outside of parliament.

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On A Quest to Find A Room To Call My Own

I was pretty certain that back in December I would be returning to Reykjavik in the Spring, for some period, but typically unorganized and somewhat lazy self dismissed the mission of finding a new abode; I was off travelling, so I just assumed it could be done as I flittered from place to place over cyberspace.

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Post-Set Breakdown With Ojba Rasta

We sat down with Arnljótur and Teitur, the two frontmen of 11-piece Icelandic dub reggae band Ojba Rasta after their groovy set at Sónar Reykjavík to talk about the reggae movement in Iceland.



KEX Hostel
There's a hip new ‘hostel’ in town that gives a whole new meaning to the word. Located literally steps away from Reykjavík harbour, with a More »
The Grill Market
New in Reykjavík, Grillmarkaðurinn (The Grill Market) is renowned chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran’s latest culi-nary venture. With a specially crafted grill made to withstand extreme heat, Hrefna More »
Whether you're a native Icelander or a tourist, Sjávargrillið will give you the upscale traditional  Icelandic food experience you're looking for.

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Continental Charm

Although it only opened two years ago, Snaps Bistro has become something of a staple on the Reykjavík restaurant scene, helping to bridge the gap between the city’s more fine dining establishments and your standard grills, family-friendly quick meal stops and takeaway joints.

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Icelandic Fashion Grows Up

Reykjavík Fashion Festival is in its fifth year and has been a fantastically worthwhile, if ambitious, project for a country with only 330,000 people and one fashion college (Fashion Academy Reykjavík).



A Craving For Caving

Forty-five kilometres from downtown Reykjavík I'm standing on a snowy embankment surrounded by the Leitahraun lava field.



Spring Bangers

Since our winters are very long and dark (with seasonal affective disorder being a national epidemic), the coming of spring is something the whole nation looks forward to every year.
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