Howard Brown, a student at the Reykjavík International School, recently came second in an international film competition hosted by the American foreign service for his film about his daily life in Iceland.
A 106-year-old Swedish Whitebeam tree that stands at Grettisgata 17, downtown Reykjavík, will be spared by zoning officials after the people of Grettisgata and surrounding streets organized demonstrations, including petitions and an outdoor concert, to protest its imminent removal.
Never before have as many Icelanders lived outside the capital area, new numbers from Statistics Iceland indicate.
Reykjavík City Council decided to look into the possibility of starting a public bicycle sharing system yesterday, establishing a task force to investigate its feasibility.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, who has previously voiced his opposition to the importation of fresh meat on the grounds of growth hormone use abroad, has expressed an added fear of the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, which causes the disease Toxoplasmosis.
According to the website turisti.is, the majority of Icelandic flight passengers during the month of July headed to Copenhagen.
Production of the popular Icelandic television show, Sönn íslensk sakamál (‘Real Icelandic Crime’), which chronicles notable Icelandic criminal cases, has been canceled, reportedly due to piracy.
At Laugardalslaug swimming pool in Reykjavík, a room designated for fathers to change their babies’ diapers has recently come under fire. Several fathers who have visited the pool have asked that administrators reconsider the signage of the room as it shows a woman changing a child’s diaper,...
Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who left Iceland this morning after a two day visit with government officials, said at a press conference yesterday that Iceland played a “crucial” role in NATO.