Tag: Ragnarsson

  • An Icelandic victory at the Ironman competition in Barcelona

    An Icelandic victory at the Ironman competition in Barcelona

    Last Sunday, the annual Ironman competition in Barcelona took place, which Sigurður Örn Ragnarsson from Breiðablik won in the general classification. It was the first time that the Icelandic participated in all of Ironman. To complete this demanding triathlon, you had to swim 3.8 kilometers in the sea near Calella, then cycle along the coast […]

  • Summer is coming!

    Summer is coming!

    In an interview with Fréttablaðið, meteorologist Sigurður Þ. Ragnarsson announced the late arrival of Icelandic summer. According to Sigurður, good weather is expected in the coming days in Iceland, which can last up to several weeks. “Summer is finally here,” said Sigurður Þ. Ragnarsson, better known as Storm Siggi, stated in yesterday’s interview with Fréttablaðið; […]

  • Together, Iceland’s oldest siblings are 203 years old

    Together, Iceland’s oldest siblings are 203 years old

    Sigfús Sigurðsson and Bryndís Sigurðardóttir are the oldest living siblings in Iceland. Their combined age is 203 years and 8 months, according to editor Jónas Ragnarsson, who manages Langlíf’s Facebook profile. Sigfús celebrates its 104th birthday today, as he was born on July 18, 1918. Bryndís, his sister, is now 99 years old and will […]

  • The percentage of cremation is steadily increasing

    The percentage of cremation is steadily increasing

    Approximately 56% of funerals in the capital are cremations. According to Þórsteinn Ragnarsson, director of Cemeteries in the Diocese of Reykjavík and president of the Icelandic Cemeteries Association (KGSÍ), there are 2,300 funerals in the country every year, almost a thousand of which are cremations. This number is growing rapidly, although Iceland still lags behind […]

  • Possible further changes at the border and a new version of the tracking application

    Possible further changes at the border and a new version of the tracking application

    The chief epidemiologist believes that current measures are sufficient against the spread of the Indian variant of Covid-19 in Iceland. Two cases with the latest mutation of the virus have been detected on the border with Iceland, and these people are in isolation in a quarantine hotel. At yesterday’s information meeting, epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason said […]

  • Pensioners step in during the mass vaccination: “Very important”

    Pensioners step in during the mass vaccination: “Very important”

    Retired healthcare professionals carry a heavy load when corona vaccination takes off. It is about retired medical staff, about 50, who can give the syringe but also about others who make sure that the logistics work and that everything flows as smoothly as possible. “These people are very important,” he said Marie Ragnarsson, vaccine coordinator […]

  • Tightened restrictions now on site, tourism in defense

    Tightened restrictions now on site, tourism in defense

    New national restrictions are now in place and will remain until at least April 9th. The new infections have come down especially in schools, but the tourism industry is also on the defensive as they fear that their hopes for a profitable summer may be drying up. Schools beat a lot As reported, 11 children […]

  • New bus connections between the airport and Reykjavik

    New bus connections between the airport and Reykjavik

    From February 27, bus connections between the international airport in Keflavik and Reykjavik were resumed. In January this year, bus transport was suspended due to limited flight schedules to and from Iceland. Connections were renewed by Reykjavík Excursions. In the carrier’s announcement, CEO Björn Ragnarsson stated that the reason for the reintroduction of transport services […]

  • From Iceland – Bitcoin Great as an expert encourages trust

    From Iceland – Bitcoin Great as an expert encourages trust

    After the value of Bitcoin peaked recently, an Icelandic cryptographer has spoken in favor of encouraging increased confidence in virtual currency. Bitcoin prices crossed $ 50,000 for the first time this week, following sharp rises last fall, and following Tesla’s company Elon Musk invested half a billion US dollars in electronic currency. Kjartan Ragnarsson – […]

  • Ingibjörg Turchi ponders ‘Meliae’

    Ingibjörg Turchi ponders ‘Meliae’

    In Greek mythology, Meliae was a species of tree nymph. According to some sources, mankind is actually descended from them. But apart from that, the group represented the essence of the primordial and natural word, which existed as beings that were both earthly and ancient, while also being completely undefined and unbound. It makes sense […]

  • Magnús Jóhann refuses to be defined

    Magnús Jóhann refuses to be defined

    “Basically, the whole beginning of all this record production was not one tone of music, it was the cover,” says Magnús Jóhann. He is referring to his recently published “Without Listening” campaign, which shows the ruthlessly built half-built house in a desolate industrial area. It is from a series called “Wait” that documented construction after […]

  • From Iceland – Iceland in the world’s largest comedy stadium

    I’m just going to say it and I know that this could lead to the resurrection society in Iceland (and maybe one eccentric historian) denying me – and maybe I understand that – but here goes: The Icelandic resurrection has been a hell of a tragedy through the time. But do not despair, there is […]

  • From Iceland – Yesterday was Icelandic Nature Day

    From Iceland – Yesterday was Icelandic Nature Day

    Icelandic Nature Day is celebrated every year on 16 September and encourages individuals, schools, institutions, companies and NGOs to consider this in their activities. This day is chosen as it is also the birthday of Ómar Ragnarsson, a beloved national figure who has spent his life defending Icelandic nature – sometimes even arrested for defending […]

  • Close BSÍ again

    Close BSÍ again

    Björn Ragnarsson, CEO of Reykjavík Excursions, says he hopes a message from the tourism minister calling for special measures to be taken in favor of the tourism industry will lead to concrete action by the authorities. Due to the situation, the company’s BSÍ bus ​​terminal will be closed again. BSÍ / photo: mbl.is / Eggert […]