GUIDE: Relocating to and working in Iceland

Non-EEA/EFTA citizens. New arrivals hailing from a country other than the 32 listed above must apply for an official residence and work permit if they wish to stay in Iceland longer than three

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Ten ways to survive the snowpocalypse

2. Plan ahead, put in extra hours Walking a small child to playschool may have taken five minutes before, now it could take half an hour. Those huge mountainous snow piles are hard on tiny legs.

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How to pronounce Öræfajökull

While there are still no signs of an iminent eruption, Öræfajökull is under close surveillance. In the event of an eruption it might be useful to learn to …

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How to survive Keflavik Airport

Keflavik Airport is as nice for an airport, but as Iceland tourism industry blooms the airport (though nice) is getting more and more crowded. Here are some tips on how to …

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deCode ‘Detectives’ Determined to Solve COVID-19 Riddle

Vala Hafstað[email protected] Trying to solve the riddle of how new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) were carried to Iceland involves a …

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14 places to visit on Reykjanes Peninsula

The first mistake of many tourists visiting Iceland is to drive through Reykjanes Peninsula, to and from Keflavik Airport, without stopping. The alien landscape, bubbling mud pools, and stunning

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DIY Northern Lights Tour

The Iceland Met Office’s Northern Lights forecasts makes it really easy to chase down the Northern Lights on your own. Keep in mind the Northern …

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Eruption Site Accessible Again – Volcano Bus from

Departure is planned at 4 pm today, and the cost is ISK 4,990 for the roundtrip. Departure from Reykjanes is planned at 11 pm. The hike to the site takes between an hour and a …

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Passengers Charged for PCR Test as of Today

Beginning today, arriving passengers in Iceland will be charged for coronavirus testing, which until now has been offered free of charge. The fee for a …

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Why are we even learning this thing

"There is little use in knowing how to solve equations, if you cannot formulate it yourself when facing real-life problems," says Tomas Højgaard, professor in mathematics education. He is in

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„Pay me and rape them all“

9020 people have signed the online petition „Stop Julien Blanc!“ against a planned visit from the „date coach“ Julien Blanc to Iceland next summer. The petiton was launched today.

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Iceland’s Islam converts

On Monday the YouTube channel ‘NewMan2015’ posted a video containing interviews with four Icelanders on their conversion to Islam and how it changed their lives.

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Þetta er spikfeitt, bitches!

Feitt. ( adjective) Feitt means fat in Icelandic. It's used by teenagers to describe things that are not, as the word implies, vertically challenged but for something cool or positive. " Þetta er

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The Icelandic habits that shock foreigners

Among the strange habits of Icelanders that evoke curiosity and even disgust among foreign visitors to the country are sniffing loudly, hacking …

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Let's go to LungA Festival!

If you're in the mood for inspiration and art, head to Seyðisfjörður this weekend. That's where the annual LungA Festival takes place - and ends with a …

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How to be a 101 Reykjavik hipster: 2017 update

Our handy guide on how to blend in at Reykjavik's hottest nightspots for 2017. Go for the nineties Gopnik look, throw on an oversized puffa jacket, up your number of …

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Clothing advice for an Icelandic summer: How to fit in in

Icelanders can spot a tourist a mile away. Why? Well, they're the only one wearing hiking gear downtown (parka and hiking boots), wearing far too many clothes, carrying a …

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Experience the unique Icelandic horse

The Icelandic horse is a truly unique species. A non-native animal to Iceland, their ancestors travelled from Scandinavia with the original Norse settlers well over a millennium ago.

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Top 5 trends in Iceland this winter

Icelanders like to jump into the latest crazes and then abandon them just as fast. We assembled the top 5 crazes hitting Iceland this winter, from weird to wonderful.

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‘Tourists’ warts’ cause soil erosion

He believes these ‘tourists’ warts’ are becoming less common in the mountains, for example on the Kjölur plateau, where they used to be in larger numbers than …

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The value of network in scaling a startup

I have lived in Reykjavik for just over 5 years and have been working with Icelandic companies for just over 6 years. When I moved to Iceland from Los …

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Islands of Iceland I: Vestmannaeyjar

Vestmannaeyjar (often known as ‘the Westman Islands’ in English) is an archipelago of fifteen islands located of the coast of South Iceland . The …

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Want to learn how to build an Icelandic turf house

There is a seminar on how to build a traditional Icelandic turf house every summer in Skagafjörður, North Iceland. Participants take part in restoring Tyrfingsstaðir, a local farm deserted in …

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Foods that tourists bring to Iceland to save money

Foods that tourists bring to Iceland to save money. Image 1 of 2 Lasagna from the Iceland chain of frozen foods. mbl.is/. Image 2 of 2 Icelandic water in bottles. Sigurður Jökull. Iceland is

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Should Testing Be Increased at Iceland’s Borders

There is ongoing debate in Iceland regarding how to respond to the second wave of COVID-19, which hit the country more than two weeks ago. …

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Incredible location for a lighthouse perched on a rock in

Sæberg flew with the national coastguard helicopter, TF LÍF to the take the photo of the lighthouse. It's quite incredible how people actually managed to build this lighthouse, just at WW2 began.

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Hydrogen to Be Produced in Iceland

Hydrogen to Be Produced in Iceland. The Icelandic power company ON Power (Orka náttúrunnar) will begin the production of hydrogen at the end of August, as part of a European project

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"Terrible situation" at Iceland's Reynisfjara beach

Tour guides and security experts think there is a great need to improve security at Reynisfjara and Kirkjufjara beaches in South Iceland. A tourist …

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What to do in the event of earthquakes, eruptions and

Icelanders live under the constant dangers of great natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and avalanches. Although natural disasters can be predicted it …

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Do we have a looming health crisis in

Healthy to Sick There is a high correlation between obesity and diabetes (type 2). Diabetes is a silent killer because it does not manifest itself in …

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New Icelandic documentary on intuition premieres tonight

Innsæi- the Sea Within is a new Icelandic documentary by Kristín Ólafsdóttir and Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir offering radical insights on how to re-think how we think and sense the world today.

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"I never make boring pictures"

The latest film by legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky, Endless Poetry, will be shown at the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) tomorrow night. Jodorowsky, 87, says that the only

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Donald Trump is related to most Icelanders and Danish and

President Donald J. Trump is the direct descendant of Hakon V King of Norway according to Icelandic genealogist Oddur F. Helgason. Mr. Trump is also related to Queen Margrethe II …

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Icelandic teacher suggests using fidget spinners in class

Fidget spinners are the new must have toy for Icelandic kids. Already they have caused much debate among teachers. Some schools have banned them while others plan to …

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Reopening of Iceland’s Borders Approaches

Iceland will be opening its borders Monday, June 15, when travelers from the Schengen area will have the option of being tested for the novel coronavirus instead of spending 14 …

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Killing polar bears in Iceland “only logical thing to do

The decision to shoot and kill a polar bear which appeared in Iceland on Saturday night conformed to official procedure and was an “easy decision” for police to take, it has emerged.

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Beautiful flat for sale in central Reykjavik

Beautiful flat for sale in central Reykjavik. This flat in a 1958 apartment building in the Hlíðar area of central Reykjavik is up for grabs. The flat has a spacious open kitchen/ living room

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Mountain road between Akureyri and Mývatn soon a thing of

Víkurskarð is a mountain road between the town Akureyri, North Iceland, and the rest of North East Iceland, where natural pearls like Mývatn, Goðafoss waterfall, Hljóðaklettar and more are

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Converting Coast Guard Ship into Avalanche Museum

How about converting a coast guard ship into an avalanche museum with overnight accommodation and a restaurant? This is the suggestion of a task force in charge of finding a …

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"I didn't know my life could be any different"

Haraldur Ólafsson was only three years old when he became a resident at Kópavogshæli home for the disabled in the greater Reykjavik area. It was to …

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Pools Stay Open, Keeping Us Afloat

Residents of Reykjavík and vicinity woke up to the good news this morning that their swimming pools had reopened. They were closed yesterday, while plans were being made regarding how to comply

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Hotels Ready to Receive Guests in Quarantine

Vala Hafstað[email protected] About 100 hotels and guesthouses all over Iceland have indicated they are ready to receive guests who are in quarantine, according …

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Whale watching on a tractor on Hrísey Island

At Hrísey Island the guided tours and whale watching are operated on a tractor. Hrísey is located in North Iceland and even though the island does not stand high, the view of the mountains that

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The Nordic Initiative that the World Doesn’t Want or Need

The Nordic Initiative that the World Doesn’t Want or Need. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson will join his counterparts from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in Bergen on Tuesday to present

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