This monitoring system is actually the sixth of its kind, but is unique because it is the only one meant to provide information for people on land, rather than sailors at sea.
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After a change to procedure earlier this year, all mail sent from the countryside is driven to Reykjavík to be machine sorted there, rather than sorted by hand at rural offices.
The Universities of Iceland and Akureyri have seen a dramatic uptick in applications to their respective programs.
The Nootka lupine was introduced to Iceland to combat soil erosion and assist in revegetation efforts, but these purple blossoms often interfere with the growth and proliferation of native species.
The Secret Solstice music festival is making big changes in its fifth iteration this year, not only by selling fewer tickets, but also by signing a revised agreement with the City of Reykjavík regarding this year’s festival clean-up.
A shortage of doctors in North Iceland has lead to wait times of up to six weeks to see a GP in Akureyri and three weeks in Húsavík.
According to psychiatrist Þórgunnur Ársælsdóttir, Icelanders’ mental wellbeing is very much tied up in doses of good, sunny summer weather.
Iceland’s second World Cup match against Nigeria will take place at 15:00 local time on Friday, prompting many businesses and organizations to close early to watch the game.
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