Kremena Nikolova-Fontaine

Zoë Robert

Deputy and Web Editor Iceland Review/Atlantica

Saying Goodbye

The former mayor Thórólfur Arnason was all smiles last night as he officially stepped down as the Mayor of Reykjavík.

Sin Tax

The Parliament passed a bill increasing the tax on spirits and cigarettes by 7 per cent. According to Morgunbladid, the government should receive an additional ISK 340 million in tax revenues from the increase.

Nightmare in 101

I'm staring out the window at the thick darkness hovering overheard convinced that today, for some reason, daylight won't arrive. Here I am as the clock ticks towards 10:00, and it's still dark. Okay, I'm starting to panic. It's just after 10:00, and there is not even a hint of light at the end of...

Iceland Versus Sweden

Iceland faces Sweden in a World Cup qualifier tonight at the national stadium. After two losses and a draw, the match is a must-win for Iceland if the team has any hopes of qualifying.

"It will be a difficult game, but we are at home, which is good for us," said Ásgeir...

Russian Navy on Patrol

Four Russian navy vessels are still conducting exercises off the northeast coast of Iceland. According to Fréttabladid, the vessels are waiting for the arrival of two more ships, and then the Navy will be heading north to the Bering Sea and back to Russia.

Over the past few...

Sex Quiz

Icelanders start having sex younger than anywhere else, reports a world survey on sex by Durex, the condom manufacturer.

According to the survey, Icelanders start having sex at an average age of 15.7. Germany comes in second at 16.2, followed by Austria at 16.3 and Brazil...

The Most Literate Country in the World

Yesterday old friends become new friends. Or at least old friends got in touch with me. Suddenly. Starting at exactly one o'clock, just about everyone I know in Iceland called or emailed me.

Why? Because Hans Kristján Árnason, a columnist in Morgunbladid, wrote about my...

65 Disabled Students Refused Exemptions

While the teachers' union has made special exemptions for disabled students to receive instruction during the strike, 65 disabled students haven't qualified for the exemptions. At present 150 students are being instructed despite the strike.

A spokesperson for the...

Prodigy to Play Fourth Concert in Reykjavík

British club band Prodigy will play their fourth Reykjavík concert tonight at Laugardashöll, the national stadium of Iceland. They last played Iceland in 1998.

The band is touring to promote their new album "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" and current single "Girls."...