Multiple University Mergers Explored in Icelandic

Informal discussions regarding a potential merger between the University of Akureyri and the University of Bifröst have been initiated, according to reports on RÚV’s website. The respective rectors, Margrét Jónsdóttir Njarðvík of Bifröst and Elín Díanna Gunnarsdóttir of Akureyri, engaged in talks this morning. Both expressed a willingness to explore the feasibility and potential benefits […]

Fragments of Childhood Visits to Húsavík Inspire Art Exhibition

The Safnahúsið Museum and Art Gallery in Húsavík welcomed art enthusiasts to the opening of “HÚSAVÍK ´87” this weekend. The exhibition showcasing remarkable creations of artist Inga Huld Tryggvadóttir, where she captures fragments of her childhood summer memories, spent with grandparents in Húsavík during the last 1980’s. Crafted from repurposed soda and beer cans, the […]

Deutsche Welle Under Fire for Irresponsible Coverage of Puffin Consumption

German media outlet Deutsche Welle has come under heavy criticism after airing a video segment featuring one of its presenters indulging in puffin meat at a restaurant in Reykjavík. The incident has ignited a firestorm of outrage and has led to the removal of the videos from the channel’s social media platforms. The controversial footage […]

Pieta Organization opens Shelter in Húsavík

Húsavík witnessed a significant step in mental health care with the inauguration of a Pieta shelter, “Pietaskjól,” aimed at aiding individuals in crisis. The shelter, an extension of the renowned Pieta organization, was officially opened yesterday in a ceremony attended by local officials and representatives. Gunnhildur Ólafsdóttir, professional director of Pieta, highlighted the organization’s mission […]

Whales, Wheels, and Waves: Húsavík’s Newest Tourism Ventures Take Off

Húsavík is not only famed for its stunning landscapes, the whales of Skjálfandi Bay and the Eurovision movie, but also its burgeoning tourism industry. The town has witnessed the dawn of three exciting ventures, each poised to provide a fresh perspective on the region’s natural wonders. Húsavík Jetski brings an adrenaline-charged dimension to exploration, offering […]

Signs of Activity Stir at Iceland’s Askja Volcano

Víti crater at Askja Volcano

Recent developments at Iceland’s Askja volcano have ignited both excitement and apprehension among experts as indicators of heightened volcanic activity emerge. Over the past two years, the land around Askja has risen by 70 cm, a telltale sign of a subterranean buildup of magma estimated at 20 million cubic meters. Geothermal lake Víti’s temperature surge […]

Fire Saga Special airs on Wiwibloggs and Húsavík Observer today

Today at 5 pm Visit Húsavík, Wiwibloggs, Húsavík Observer and the Eurovision Museum team up for a FIRE SAGA SPECIAL, a jam-packed show with all the Eurovision movie goodness you can handle. We’ll meet director David Dobkin, singer Molly Sandén, Orly Orlyson and Leonardo Piccione from the Eurovision Museum. The show is hosted by Orly […]

Iceland Gears Up for Söngvakeppnin 2023: Who Will Represent the Country at Eurovision?

The excitement is palpable as Iceland gears up for the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin this weekend. Söngvakeppnin is the Icelandic selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest, and the winner will represent Iceland at the global stage in Italy later this year. The popular music event has been a staple in Iceland since the 1980s […]

New Direct Flights from Akureyri Airport to Six Exciting Destinations in 2023

A view of the town of Akureyri

Akureyri Airport has announced that it will offer direct flights to six new destinations starting in 2023, making it the largest selection of destinations available for direct flights from the airport. In addition, travel agencies are offering package tours to some of these destinations. Niceair, Condor, and Edelweiss are the airlines that will offer flights […]

Gentle Giants and Ísfell Donate Clothing and Supplies to Children’s Home in Kolkata

Daniel presenting a gift to the children's home

Gentle Giants, a whale watching company, and Ísfell, a clothing store, both based in Húsavík, have made a generous donation to a children’s home in Kolkata, India. The gift, which includes Icelandic clothing, toys, and other supplies, was personally delivered by Daniel Annisius, the assistant manager of Gentle Giants, during his recent trip to Kolkata. […]