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On National Public Radio in the US, Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi was guest DJ on the quintessential forward-thinking music show All Songs Considered.   more
 
 
April 12 | Skiing in Iceland
Click on the picture to watch an audio slideshow from the ski resort in Mt. Hlídarfjall in Akureyri, north Iceland. These pictures were taken in beautiful weather during Easter 2010. On Good Friday, 5,000 people went skiing in Akureyri—which is a new record. The Akureyri ski resort usually remains open until May 1.  more
Located just 40 minutes by car and six minutes from Keflavík International Airport, Sandgerdi (“Sandy Hedge”) is a growing town of 1,700 with a storied history and loads to see. Read this special promotion about the hidden secrets of one of Iceland's most charming seaside villages.  more

18/04/2010 | 10:53

Ash from Iceland Volcano Endangers Horses

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority released an announcement this morning, asking that all horse owners who keep their herds outside be on the alert due to ash fall. Where there is significant ash fall all horses must be sheltered indoors.

The ash cloud at Skógar. Photo by Páll Stefánsson. Copyright: Iceland Review.

According to the weather forecast, there is most risk for ash fall in Rangárvallasýsla county in the coming days but all horse owners in south and southeast Iceland must be prepared to protect their horses.

It is dangerous for horses to breathe in the ash, drink polluted water and eat polluted fodder. Therefore all horses must be sheltered inside if they cannot be relocated to a safer area.

However, transport of mares in foal should be avoided, especially if they are due to foal within a month.

If they cannot be kept inside stables, they must be kept near buildings where they can be given clean water to drink and the fodder can be protected from the ash.

It is most important to protect one-year old foals that are growing from fluorine poisoning because they are at most risk for permanent damage to their teeth and bones.

Mares in foal are at risk of calcium deficiency in the blood which is a life-threatening condition.

Click here to learn more about the ash fall and the necessary precautions.

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Former RÚV reporter Ómar Ragnarsson flew over the three volcanic craters on Eyjafjallajökull glacier around 5 pm today and caught unique footage of the eruption. The video shows lava explosions in the largest crater and the shock waves that follow.  more
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