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SADCARS! Sadcars claim to be the cheapest Icelandic car rental, offering good solid cars at the lowest possible prices from Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik downtown. Well they’d have to be with a name like Sadcars, I mean what were they thinking about? Maybe the parent company is called Useless Icelandic Trucks, and they also […]

The Lagarfljótsormur, Lagarfljotsormurinn, Lagarfljót worm or simply Iceland Worm Monster( or Iceland’s Loch Ness Monster ) is an Icelandic lake cryptid. The worm is purportedly located in Lagarfljót Lake, a freshwater, below-sea-level, glacial-fed body of water in Egilsstaðir. The water visibility is incredibly poor as a result of siltation, and the creature–if it does exist–has […]

This graphic, educational volcano video was shot by @lilashrink at a tweetup in Harpa, Reykjavik. Takk Hjörtur explains the consequences and frequencies of various Icelandic volcanoes erupting including Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Hekla and Laki. Explained is the relationship between eruptions of Katla and Eyjafjallajokull and some other Icelandic volcanoes. There are plenty of volcanoes in Iceland. Have you ever […]

A massive flood of meltwater poured out of Iceland’s Myrdalsjoekull glacier on Saturday July 9th 2011, raising fears of an eruption from the powerful Katla volcano underneath, but experts said a large blast was unlikely. At around 3:00 am (0300 GMT) … we had a glacial meltwater runoff from underneath the glacier said Evgenia Ilyinskaya, […]

If you follow the link below the quote there’s quite a good photo of Katla the sleeping volcano, and I’ll try to find some more which can be featured here on the Katla Volcano blog. The home of the Katla volcano is Mýrdalsjökull glacier which is the southernmost glacier in Iceland and is almost 600 […]

The Land of Giants was an entry in the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition in 2008 where the impressive design received an honourable mention but then went on to win an award at the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture. Most electric pylaons are considerd to be an eyesore, and in built […]

Icelandic Tourist Board figures released today show that around the same number of international tourists are now passing through Keflavik International Airport compared with this time last year, that’s about 37,000 in June so far. The tourist board can now paint an optimistic picture for the summer season. The number of foreign tourists in Iceland […]

MAÓ ÁBS ST 113 Originally uploaded by Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavík Museum of Welcome to the Reykjavík Museum of Photography on Flickr Commons The Reykjavík Museum of Photography is situated downtown Reykjavík, in the same building as the Reykjavík City Library and the Reykjavík City Archives, next door to the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús […]

Hera Bjork from Iceland performs her song Je Ne Sais Quoi during the Eurovision Song Contest final in Oslo. The German entry “Satellite,” performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut, won the Eurovision Song Contest with 246 points on Saturday night, while the Icelandic entry, “Je ne sais quoi” with Hera Björk Thórhallsdóttir, ended up in 19th place […]