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Women with their babies in Reykjavík

Icelandic Birth Rate Never Lower

4,129 children were born last year in Iceland. The fertility rate was measured at 1.81 children for every woman over a lifetime—a figure which has never been lower since records began being kept in 1853.

gavel as used in courts

Man Charged with Attempted Murder at University

A 26-year-old man has been charged by the Reykjavík District Court with attempted murder for an attack in the early hours of Sunday March 6, which took place at the student common area at the University of Iceland.

Money - Icelandic Króna

Car Magnate’s Missing Millions Found?

Three family members of former Reykjavík city councilor Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson say that the day after the Panama Papers leak broke in the press, he confessed to the family that his parents’ funds were being stored in his own offshore company.

Árneshreppur, the West Fjords, Iceland

Iceland’s Smallest School to Close?

It looks increasingly likely that families of four of the five children in Árneshreppur municipality may move away this summer, meaning that their school would most likely close down.

Mývatn

Sewage Treatments Concerns at Mývatn Hotels

It could prove necessary to close hotels around Mývatn if no progress is made soon with regard to sewage treatment, according to the chairman of the regional health and safety committee. He is calling upon the national government to invest in infrastructure to protect Lake Mývatn and Laxá river...

Iceland Qualifies for Bocuse d’Or Final

Iceland’s nomination for the Bocuse d’Or, chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, has placed fifth in the European heats of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, winning a place in the finals in France in January.

From Breiðafjörður, fjord, West Iceland.

Uncountable Islands Counted

West Iceland’s beautiful Breiðafjörður bay is filled with “countless islands and skerries”, or so the brochures have always said. But that is no longer true, as one man claims to know precisely how many there are.

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