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Islanders Buy Toilet for ISK 2 Million

The executive and port committee of Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) approved in a meeting last week the purchase of a public toilet block for ISK 1.9 million (USD 14,600, EUR 13,600) to cater to the increase in foreign tourists who visit Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago...

Strike Support Surges after Board’s Wage Increase

The vote among members of the Federation of General and Special Workers in Iceland (SGS) on whether or not to participate in strikes, which ends at midnight tonight, surged after news that board members of HB Grandi seafood company received a 33 percent wage increase.

Boy Discharged from Hospital

The younger brother of the two who got stuck in the drain below the manmade waterfall of the dam Reykdalsstífla in Hafnarfjörður on Tuesday last week has been discharged from hospital.

President Most Trusted in Iceland

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the most trusted on a list of politicians in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published Friday. The poll found that 48.5 percent of Icelanders had “rather a lot/a lot” of trust in Ólafur Ragnar. 

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Events

Reykjavík Arts Festival

The 29th Reykjavík Arts Festival will run from May 13 through June 7 with an array of events across different genres. Emphasizing new commissions, the performances and contemporary and classical exhibitions will take place in both major cultural...