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Earlier this week, local woman Ragnheiður Axel started her day with something a lot blacker than any cup of coffee she could have made. Last she saw, the raven was walking on over to her neighbor’s lot. It was a raven. He was so friendly; only wanted to pick at my shoes and talk,” she says. “Apparently, he often knocks on people’s and company’s doors and wants to play,” she says. Ragnheiður loves animals and is used to playing with dogs but she had no idea how to entertain a raven. He comes by quite often, they said, and prefers to hang out by their window. “I have never met a raven and held a bird that way, but then he flew up and sat on my head.”
The event can be seen in the video below which Ragnheiður posted on her Facebook page. “I went outside and greeted him and it was so strange. “But I hope he visits again some time.” “He is obviously used to being around people, when I talked to him and asked him what he was doing there he just answered.”
Ragnheiður also says he is a bit of a prankster – playing with men and dogs and knocking on windows repeatedly until somebody comes out to talk with him. She had just gotten to work in Hafnarfjörður when there was a knock on the door. In it, she can be heard exclaiming in Icelandic: “I am starting of the day with a raven on my f****g head!”
She discussed this unusual guest with neighbors who had also been visited by the same bird the day before.
One of the summer’s biggest salmons to be caught was caught by no other than British musician Eric Clapton on Friday in the Vatnsdalsá river. The salmon measured 105 centimetres and it took Clapton 40 minutes to land it.
Clapton’s guide, Sturla Birgisson says that the salmon was a beautiful silver male and was caught in the part of the river called Hnausastrengur where some of the river’s largest salmon have been caught.
The salmon was caught using a fly called Evening dress number 12 which is green, gold and black with peacock feathers.
Birgisson says that the spot is a great one for landing fish as it’s deep andn not full of vegetation or rocks. The salmon weighs around 25 pounds.
Eric Clapton has been fishing in Vatnsdalsá annually since 2009. Last year he caught a fish that measured 108 centimetres.
With the long weekend coming to an end, festival goers and other travelers are making their way back to where they came from. Every driver coming from Landeyjahöfn harbor is made to take a breathalyzer test before continuing. About twenty drivers in the Southern Region have been stopped for driving under the influence. Thankfully, no accidents have happened in the area and no one has been caught driving under the influence although a few have gotten speeding tickets. He says patience and civility are key in getting everybody safely to their destination. Police say the number is especially disappointing since drivers can also check their status with police before leaving the harbor’s parking lot. “When traffic is this tight there isn’t much space for drivers to overtake others, that’s perhaps the positive sight of tight traffic,” says police officer Hannes Guðmundsson. According to the Metropolitan Police the traffic to the city has been quite tight and should increase even more as the day progresses.
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Iceland’s Transport Authority has come to the conclusion that WOW air has to pay 400 Euros to any passenger that complains about a delay in the airline’s flight from Keflavík to Amsterdam on the 19th of June 2016. The flight didn’t arrive until 12:48 pm so the delay was three hours and 33 minutes in all. The airline maintained that the incident was out of its control due to a ban on overtime for air-traffic-controller’s. In its verdict, the Transport Authority pointed out that control tower was only closed between 9 and 9:30 am, three hours after the flight was scheduled to leave. So far, seven cases involving multiple passengers have been filed with the Authority.