The swimming pool in Þingeyri and in Hólmavík will be closed for an undetermined period of time as of today due to the poor water levels in the national power company Landsvirkjun’s reservoirs
The police in the Suðurnes region, Southwest Iceland, caught a man driving 179 km/h on his way to Keflavík International Airport earlier this week.
Over 40,000 people, or 16.5 percent of the electorate, have signed a petition calling for a national referendum on whether Iceland should continue accession talks with the European Union.
Around 5,000 scouts from 216 countries are expected to attend the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland in 2017.
The majority of the Icelandic population, or 82 percent, would like a referendum on whether Iceland should continue EU membership talks, according to the latest poll conducted by daily Fréttablaðið.
The Icelandic parliament’s foreign affairs committee recommends in a report on the parliamentary resolution on supporting the self-determination of inhabitants of Western Sahara that the resolution be accepted.
Protests are expected outside Iceland’s parliament later today for the fourth day in a row, following plans by the government to withdraw Iceland from EU membership talks.
The annual Food and Fun Festival opens in Reykjavík this afternoon. A total of 31 foreign chefs are taking part this year.
An estimated 3,000 people are gathered outside Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, to protest the government’s plans to withdraw from EU accession talks without putting the matter to a referendum.