Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Support for Icelandic Government Down

According to a the latest MMR survey, 34 percent of Icelanders support the current government. This number follows the downward trend that could be seen in the two previous surveys: on September 8, 36.3 percent supported the governing parties, and 38.5 percent did so on August 28.

Children in Iceland

Not Enough Teachers in Reykjanesbær

The municipality of Reykjanesbær in Southwest Iceland is short of teachers and needs about as many new instructors as are graduating from the Teacher Education Program at the University of Iceland this year.

From the documentary Salóme.

Best Nordic Documentary Award for Icelandic Film Salóme

The documentary film Salóme by director Yrsa Roca Fannberg won the Best Nordic Documentary Award at the recent Nordisk Panorama festival for Nordic short films and documentaries in Malmö, Sweden. This is the first time that an Icelandic movie won this prize.


Fin Whaling Season Concludes

The board of the fin whaling company Hvalur hf. has decided to conclude its fin whale hunting season earlier than usual due to bad weather and shorter days. The ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 came returned to harbor on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning respectively.

HeForShe Campaign: Icelandic Men Leading in Numbers

As of this afternoon, 3,019 Icelandic men have taken part in the campaign HeForShe which aims to mobilize men against the discrimination of women. The initiative was brought to life by a speech that actress Emma Watson gave on feminism at the UN Headquarters in New York on Saturday.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Number of Physicians Decreases in Iceland

Data by the Icelandic Medical Association shows that there are currently 1,100 physicians practicing in the country. More than half of them are over 50 years old. Since 2009, the total number of practicing physicians has decreased by 110.


Reykjavík Climate Walk Highlights Challenges

About 300 people gathered for the Loftslagsganga (‘Climate Walk’) in Reykjavík on Sunday. The walk was part of an initiative organized by the global movement Peoples Climate March, calling for the restriction of greenhouse gas emissions.