The police in Rangárvallasýsla recommend that people who intend on hiking up Hekla volcano take their mobile phones with them so that if measurements show that an eruption is imminent, they can be contacted.
Between 1,500 and 1,800 teachers at 26 state secondary schools and two private schools in Iceland have gone on strike today.
Up to 2,000 people attended a protest in Austurvöllur square outside parliament in Reykjavík on Saturday afternoon. Protesters are demanding that the Icelandic government not withdraw the country’s EU membership application before asking the nation whether or not it would like to continue...
As of yesterday, visitors to Geysir must pay an entrance fee of ISK 600. The introduction of a fee has been widely debated.
The Governor of Iceland’s Central Bank, Már Guðmundsson, who sued the bank when his salary was lowered in 2009, but lost the case last year, made headlines late last week when it was revealed that the bank paid his legal fees without the knowledge of the governing board.
Icelandic prosthetics company Össur has decided not to renew its advertising contract with 27-year-old South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who uses blades manufactured by the company, in light of the charges he faces for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Lýður Guðmundsson, former chair of investment company Exista, was yesterday sentenced to eight months in prison by Iceland’s Supreme Court. Five months of the sentence are suspended.