Petra Hucke

Petra Hucke

Edward Hancox

Edward Hancox

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Marín Rós Tumadóttir


Minister Criticizes Geysir Entrance Fee

Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir voiced her disappointment today with the decision by private landowners to go ahead with the introduction of an entrance fee to Geysir. As reported yesterday, the fee will be introduced next month.

Police Release Recording of Prank Emergency Call

Reykjavík police have released a recording of an emergency call where a man requested assistance from search and rescue teams stating that a boat was starting to sink. An extensive search of Faxaflói Bay off Reykjavík was conducted but nothing was found.


Complaints over Noise Caused by NATO Jets

A hearing-impaired resident of the Barmahlíð nursing home at Reykhólar, the West Fjords, was awoken by the sounds of jets taking part in the NATO training exercises over Iceland.


NATO Training Commences in Iceland

Fighter jets from NATO and partner countries began to conduct air defense-related flying activities over Iceland today in the first event of its kind to be held on the island.


Hjaltalín and Múm Finalists for Nordic Music Prize

Icelandic bands Hjaltalín and múm have been announced as being among 12 finalists for the Nordic Music Prize 2013.

The Nordic Music Prize is an annual award for the Best Nordic Album of the Year. Inspired by the UK’s Mercury Prize, the award was instigated in 2010 by by:Larm, the leading...


Two Thirds of ‘Whale Beer’ Sold

Three thousand five hundred liters, or two thirds, of the Hvalur beer produced by whaling company Hvalur ehf. and Steðji brewery has sold. The beer has caused controversy as it contains ground whale bones.