Costco plans to open its first Iceland branch in the summer of 2016. Company representatives are expected to sign a sales contract on Friday for a 14,000 m2 facility at Kauptún, in Garðabær.
Posters featuring a diversity of Icelanders, and captioned “ég er drusla,” Icelandic for “I am a slut,” have been hung up in bus shelters around the city, as part of an awareness campaign sponsored by the organizers of Druslugangan, the Reykjavík SlutWalk.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, is currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, participating in the third International Conference on Financing for Development.
Tourists on their way to Iceland are able to order marijuana ahead of time, to be delivered at Keflavík Airport upon landing.
In 2012, Akureyri local Ragnheiður Gunnarsdóttir, frustrated with the lack of temporary housing options for homeless cats in the area, founded cat shelter Kisukot in her own living room.
People engaging in excessive PDA, and even public sex, in the Blue Lagoon has long been the subject of rumors.
The two prisoners who escaped from Kvíabryggja, an open prison on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, last night, have been arrested at Þingvellir National Park.
Several U.S. astronauts are currently visiting Iceland with their families to attend celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo training camps in Iceland.
Nootka Lupins, the tall purple flowers that have become an integral characteristic of Icelandic coastal landscapes, have in recent years greatly expanded their distribution into Central Iceland and the highlands.