Iceland Monitor: New Website on COVID-19 Launched. “Health authorities in Iceland have just launched a new website… offering essential information regarding COVID-19.”
Iceland Review: Oscar Win Leads Thousands of Icelanders to Genealogical Site. “Nearly 3,000 Icelanders have visited … a database containing genealogical information about the inhabitants of Iceland – to examine their kinship with composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, Mbl reports. Hildur became the first Icelander* to win an Oscar on Sunday, February 9, for her original score for the film Joker.” The * is because someone who has lived in Iceland and applied for citizenship, but apparently is not an Icelander, won an Oscar in 2007.
Iceland Monitor: Stunning Marine Life Pictures Made Accessible. “A new website… offers a vast collection of pictures of marine life in Icelandic waters. The man behind the website, Erlendur Bogason, has probably spent more time under water than any other Icelander.”
Phys .org: 360 degree virtual dive in Iceland shipwreck. “October 16, 2019 marks 360 years since the Dutch merchant ship Melckmeyt (Milkmaid) was wrecked off a remote Icelandic island during a clandestine trading mission…. To mark this anniversary, digital archaeology specialists at Flinders University have collaborated with maritime archaeologists at the University of Iceland to release a 360 degree virtual dive on the wreck.”
BBC: Icelanders tire of disrespectful Instagram influencers. “With more than 10 million images on Instagram, Iceland is a popular destination among tourists wanting to get the perfect picture. The Nordic country has long been considered an ‘Instagrammable destination’ but now locals say the island has an issue with inconsiderate influencers.”
Iceland Review: No More Room at National Archives. “The National Archives of Iceland (ÞSK) have temporarily stopped receiving government documents due to a lack of shelf space, RÚV reports. Representatives say the government has known about the situation since at least January, but has yet to solve the problem.”
The Reykjavik Grapevine: New Website Tells Icelandic Women Of Genetic Mutation Linked To Cancer. “Icelandic research centre deCODE Genetics will open a website today where women will be able to find out whether or not their body is affected by a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast cancer, RÚV reports.”