The campaign Hjól í huga (‘bike in mind’) which was launched on Monday, aims to increase awareness about cyclists among drivers.
The Icelandic English-language radio station Radio Iceland, which was launched in mid-February, has closed.
The latest round of artists for this year’s Iceland Airwaves were announced yesterday: Mercury Rev, SOAK, Lucy Rose, JME and Aurora, taking the lineup total to 46 acts including 31 Icelandic artists.
An Icelandic citizen took home tax-free winnings of ISK 162 million (EUR 1.1 million, USD 1.2 million) in Viking Lotto, which is held across eight countries in northern Europe, yesterday evening. This is the highest lottery winning taken home by an Icelander, according to the head of Icelandic...
Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the largest political party in Iceland, according to the latest MMR poll, published earlier today. The party now enjoys the support of 32.4 percent of respondents, down from 34.5 percent in the last MMR poll one month ago.
The former CEO of the savings bank SPRON Guðmundur Örn Hauksson and former board members Ari Bergmann Einarsson, Margrét Guðmundsdóttir, Ásgeir Baldursson and Rannveig Rist were acquitted of charges of breach of trust in Reykjavík District Court this morning.
A woman died after a car accident in Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, shortly before midnight on Tuesday. She was a passenger in the car. The driver, also a woman, survived the accident but is being kept unconscious on a ventilator.
The machine guns provided to the Icelandic Coastguard by the Norwegian Armed Forces late last year were sent back to Norway on a passenger jet bound for Oslo yesterday morning.