Petra Hucke

Petra Hucke

Edward Hancox

Edward Hancox

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Hekla volcano

Police Ask People Hiking Hekla to Bring Mobile

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.

EU referendum protest on Austurvöllur, Reykjavík

Protests on EU Referendum Continue

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...

Már Guðmundsson

Central Bank’s Payment of Governor’s Legal Fees Reviewed

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.

Oscar Pistorius

Icelandic Prosthetics Company Drops Pistorius

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.

Tourists in Iceland in winter

Nature Pass to Take Effect in 2015

A nature pass system will be implemented in Iceland at the beginning of next year, reports. The pass will cost ISK 2,000 (USD 17, EUR 13) for four days, ISK 3,000 (USD 26, EUR 19) for one month and ISK 5,000 (USD 44, EUR 32) for five years.