Petra Hucke

Petra Hucke

Edward Hancox

Edward Hancox

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson and David Cameron outside the Icelandic Parliament

Cameron Arrives in Iceland

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Iceland today to attend the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík, which begins tomorrow. He met with PM of Iceland Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson at Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, this evening. The PMs plan to discuss relations and cooperation between...


Northern Future Forum Starts Tomorrow

Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, will host the Northern Future Forum in Reykjavík this week. The two-day seminar brings together the prime ministers and other representatives of the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries and the United Kingdom to discuss future trends in...

Jón Gnarr

Jón Gnarr Gets Name Approval

Comedian and former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr has been given the green light to legally change his name. Jón has long fought to be able to change his name from Jón Gnarr Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr. Although he was christened Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, he says he has always been known as Jón Gnarr...

Money - Icelandic Króna

Benefits Increase More than Salaries

Benefit payments in Iceland have increased more than salaries over the last year. While salaries have increased by 6.1 percent, social security payments have gone up by 10 percent during the same period, according to Tímund, the newsletter of the Icelandic Directorate of Internal Revenue.

Iceland draws Kazakhstan in UEFA EURO 2016 preliminaries

Iceland through to UEFA Euro 2016

Iceland is through to the UEFA Euro 2016 after the national team in men’s football drew with Kazakhstan 0-0 in the qualifiers at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík this evening. This is the first time that the Icelandic men’s team has secured a spot at a major international tournament.

Flood of Hate Speech on Refugee Support Page

Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, who on Sunday set up the Facebook event Kæra Eygló Harðar – Sýrland kallar (‘Dear Eygló Harðar – Syria is calling’) as a forum for people to show support for resettling refugees in Iceland and offering them assistance, says it has been a full-time job trying to remove...

Stream of Support (ZR)

By Zoë Robert
Icelanders are showing their support for refugees in overwhelming numbers.

Icelandic-Developed Learning Tool Presented in Kenya

Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Physical Sciences, recently returned from Kenya where he presented the tutor-web, an open learning (freeware) system for mathematics and statistics, at two universities.