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Halldór Laxness

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Historic Reykjavik home moved to make way for hotel

Iceland Monitor
Historian Guðjón Friðriksson says that at this time Laxness was studying music, learning to play the organ and the harmonium, and attended art classes taught by artist Þórarinn B.Þorláksson. Friðriksson does not agree with the decision to move the ...

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New winter Iceland flights to Barcelona and Madrid

Iceland Monitor
Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced new direct routes this winter season from Iceland to London and the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid. This is the first time ever that direct scheduled flights have been offered over the winter to the ...

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Tourists to thank for Iceland's economic growth

Iceland Monitor
Tourists are to thank for the very strong growth currently enjoyed by the Icelandic economy, with tourist numbers expected to almost double over the next three years. Latest estimates from Icelandic bank Landsbankinn point to an enviable 6.1% rate of ...

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Stronger currency to hit Icelandic tourism industry

Iceland Monitor
Wage rises and an ever more expensive króna will put prices up for tourists from Iceland's main markets and could harm the tourist industry, an industry leader warns. “It is clear that Icelandic tourism will not be as profitable this year as it was in ...

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