This week in Iceland – Black, white or skinny

This week in Iceland - Black, white or skinny

Black, white or skinny

NESPRESSO opened its first store in Iceland – in the Kringlan shopping mall – with grand fanfare.  It’s been a global coffee brand for over 30 years and sells its system of machines and capsules worldwide and is one of the main brands of the coffee capsule concept.

Scouting for thieves

TWO pallets of fireworks were stolen from the scout group Skjöldungar in Reykjavík.  Every year, scouts sell fireworks to fund their rescue missions. The companies are not-for-profit and rely on public donations.  The stolen fireworks account for 20 per cent of what was planned to be sold.

Staff Christmas benefits

COMPANIES in Iceland have continued the tradition of giving their staff a Christmas present as a bonus. Among them are bank employees of Íslandsbanki, Landsbanki and Arion banki who each received a Garmin watch and a 50,000 ISK gift voucher.

More state funded artists

FOUR new artists have been added to the list of those who receive state-funded grants for their work. They are Guðrún Helgadóttir, Gunnar Þórðarson, Kristín Jóhannesdóttir, and Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir and make up a total list of 25 beneficiaries that get an “honorary artist salary”.

Waves in the sky

RARE and unusual cloud formations, shown as “wave clouds” in Icelandic were spotted over Reykjavík by local residents.  Formed by strong winds, it’s similar to what happens when waves form in the ocean, and there are two masses with different densities moving at different speeds

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