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Search and resque in Reykjavik last night – read info:

I was taking photos last night of the sunset and the Octupus,Paul Allens boat( co founder of Microsoft ) Then suddenly the Coast guard Super Puma helicopter,came flying low over the seaside. The flew low,with search lights on and finally stopped near land,over a little boat. On the boat where 2 children and 3 adults sailing in and around Reykjavik. Then the motor stopped,and they where near land,and the boat got to close to land. Helicopter crew used the downwash from the helicopter,to push the boat away from the land. You can see that ,where i used lots of zoom. One man was lowered to the boat,and a rescue boat came from Reykjavik harbour. Many came to watch,and see what was happening. The time was about 23:00 hours local time. THe helicopter,landed nearby ,and shut off its engines. Two boats came to assist,and as you can see ,the weather was good . The search and rescue was succesful,and in the end , the boat,with the children was pulled to safety in Reykjavik harbour. And the children will not forget this adventure they had last night. Why and how the children got to be on the boat,is not known .
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The Sleepless In Reykjavik WebTv Series – Episode 2

The second installment of the Sleepless In Reykjavik WebTv Series, a new music webtv series that focuses on Icelandic music “The new webTV series entitled Sleepless In Reykjavík has been unleashed on the internet. The brainchild of filmmaker and music fanatic Gunnar B. Guðbjörnsson and his music producer / audio whizz brother Hlynur Guðbjörnsson, “I started the show because I love music,” states Gunnar. “I can’t play or sing a note to save my life but I’m good with visuals so this is my contribution to the scene. My brother on the other hand is one of the most talented dubsteb music composers in iceland so I’m pretty lucky — and envious of course. The show is dedicated to all Icelandic music with no emphasis on any specific genre, just good music from wherever it’s coming from.” The show will be aired roughly once a month from now on (no specific date) and the SIR crew plan to be a presence at Iceland’s many festivals and backstage at concerts.” For more information, please visit the Sleepless In Reykjavik website www.SIR.is To support us, please visit: indiegogo.com/SIRTV

“Reykjavik City Tour” Wareameye’s photos around Reykjavík, Iceland

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Reykjavík, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Wareameye titled “Reykjavik City Tour”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Wareameye’s travel blog entry: “Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Reykjavik City Tour Dear Readers: The rest of the group arrives on time this morning, with no luggage hassles, and make it to the hotel by 8am for breakfast before our city tour. We have a woman guide who was born and raised here in Reykjavik, and takes us to the most interesting parts of the city. One of our first stops is close to the hotel. It is the home/studio of one of Iceland’s most famous sculptors, Asmundur Sveinsson, who lived from 1893 – 1982. An unusual structure, it is surrounded by many of his works which were inspired by Iceland’s fantastic sagas and folklore. Down by the waterfront, we grab a group photo by the Viking ship sculpture several of us visited at sunset last night. Another stop is at the house where Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986. That meeting is regarded by historians as the beginning of the end of the Cold War. The iconic symbol of Reykjavik, the Lutheran Church with the tall spire, is undergoing renovation, but we go to the top for good views over the city. Even better views are available from the “Pearl,” which is a domed restaurant sitting on top of the city’s huge tanks of water heated by geothermal activity. Our brief orientation tour also includes visits to the harbor to see the whaling ships which