The January-February issue of Iceland Review (0116) magazine is out. We cover Icelandic food producers at London’s Borough Market, the debate on whether to export energy from Iceland to the UK, the new Nature Protection Act, Iceland’s controversial whaling practice and much much more.
The names Aron and Margrét as first names for boys and girls respectively were the most popular names given to children born in Iceland in 2014.
According to the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, there are around 20 suspected trafficking cases in Iceland each year.
The police in Iceland want increased monitoring of prostitution and websites which advertise sexual services, according to Snorri Birgisson, detective at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police.
Icelander Kristín Eva Geirsdóttir appears alongside football player Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona in a new in-flight safety video for Qatar Airways, released yesterday.
The winner of the first The Voice Iceland was announced on Friday. Hjörtur Traustason from Bolungarvík, Northwest Iceland, won the contest with the song ‘Ferðalok’ by Óðinn Valdimarsson.
Bus services in Reykjavík after 5 pm have been canceled due to the extreme weather warning this evening. The Department of Civic Protection has strongly advised that people across the country stay indoors after 5 pm today.
An extreme weather warning with hurricane force winds has been issued for Iceland for Monday. Police have strongly urged people against traveling tomorrow with the weather described as very dangerous.
Laugarásvídeó, Iceland’s largest video store, located on Dalbraut in Reykjavík, is to close after 30 years of operation. The store is one of the last remaining video stores in the country.