Protest in Iceland november 8 2008

Today, a few thousand people protested downtown in Reykjavik, Iceland. People nearly surrounded the Parlament building. Motorcycles where the in force – and when they where asked to leave the area, they showed the power of the motorbikes, and filled the area with smoke.  Aggressive protesters put a flag on the building marked – BONUS – that is the flag of cheap food stores in Iceland owned by Jon Asgeir Johannesson,the owner of the other media in Iceland, Channel 2 ( www.stod2.is ) People are getting very angry at the government and the Icelandic central bank . Eggs and tomatoes where used to hit the parlament building.  According to local news, no arrests where made. In the end of the video, people are shouting- Where is Geir – who is the Icelandic Prime Minister. Protests will be on still next saturday.
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Unforgettable Horse Back Riding Vacation in Iceland

Become an Icelandic cowboy on your next vacation! Enjoy a panorama of nature’s wonders riding through peaceful countryside and amazing wilderness. You’ll traverse green valleys, mountain passes and even cross wide salmon rivers on your Icelandic Horse and then enjoy the evenings in a cozy farm guesthouse. Enjoy an amazing horse trek you could never experience from a car. Find out more at: www.icelandair.com

New video “Je Ne Sais Quoi” – Hera Björk (Iceland)

powered by www.eurovision.tv Hera Björk became a household name in Iceland when she co-hosted the variety TV show Stutt í Spunann (a version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?) during the winter of 1999-2000. She has been a regular star of various radio and television shows ever since, and is famous for her extraordinary vocal range as well as her seemingly effortless ability to glide from one vocal style to another. She has also found time to contribute vocals to Björks entirely acappella 2004 album Medúlla. Eurovision Song Contest trivia fans will be delighted to know that she was also one of the dancers in Selmas comedy video for her entry All Out of Luck in 1999. She is currently working on her third album, due to be released in 2010 to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest. Örlygur Smári, the writer of Hera’s song, has produced and composed for the biggest names in the Icelandic music industry, much of his output going on to top the Icelandic music charts. Öggi is renowned for his work with Icelandic singer Paul Oscar. This led to their collaboration on the 2008 Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest entry, This Is My Life, performed by Euroband.

Equitrekking Travel Iceland Riding Vacations

Equitrekking Travel ( www.equitrekkingtravel.com ) features Iceland horseback riding vacations. Book an equestrian vacation to ride strong Viking horses throughout Iceland on short or long equestrian vacations that mix horse riding with Icelands top sights including the Golden Circle and cultural immersion adventures like horse round-ups and horse drives. Learn more about how to book this vacation at http Equitrekking is the travel television series that explores the world on horseback on PBS. Purchase Equitrekking DVDs at www.shopdarley.com. Learn more about the show at http and about equestrian vacations at www.equitrekkingtravel.com
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Get Inspired and Refreshed: Iceland Spa Vacations

This extravagant escape provides pampering galore! Stay in Reykjavik’s elegant Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel and Spa and indulge in luxury treatments with mineral salt baths, Icelandic lava therapy, a Finnish-style sauna, a relaxing Fire and Ice massage…and more. You’ll return home refreshed in body and spirit. Find out more at: www.icelandair.com
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Connecting to Gimli’s Icelandic Heritage – Manitoba, Canada

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba – or Islendingadagurinn – takes place every August in Gimli, Manitoba. It is one of the oldest ongoing ethnic festivals in North America, and celebrates the rich history and heritage of the Icelandic immigrant community in Canada. Join local residents, visitors — and even the Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs, Össur Skarphéðinsson, as they share their experiences at the festival. Want to plan your trip to Canada? Visit uscw.canada.travel Join us on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com www.twitter.com
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