Petra Hucke

Petra Hucke

Edward Hancox

Edward Hancox

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Fishing boats

New Markets for Icelandic Mackerel?

Icelandic mackerel might soon be sold to Asia, according to the director of the seafood company VSV in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) Sigurgeir Brynjar Kristgeirsson. “We search the world for new markets. We have primarily found them in Southeast Asia and sold mackerel to China and...

BHM march May 1

Industrial Workers Sign Agreement, Strikes Averted

A seven-day strike among 10,500 industrial workers has been averted after an agreement was reached with SA, Business Iceland, yesterday evening, Vísir reports. A strike had been set to begin at midnight and was expected to result in wide-reaching effects, including on air traffic to and...

Steingrímsfjarðarheiði, the West Fjords.

Snow to Return to Iceland

The temperature may have reached a balmy 12°C (53.6°F) in Reykjavík today but those traveling around the country this week need not unpack their bikinis: sleet and snow are forecast on mountain roads in the north and east of Iceland this evening and tonight. Driving conditions in vehicles...

beauty tips

Women Call for End to Sexual Violence

Dozens of women have been sharing their experiences with sexual violence on the Facebook group Beauty tips! in recent days, using the hashtags #þöggun ('suppression') and #konurtala ('women speak'). The group, which is closed as well as secret, meaning that an invite from a group member as well...

Alþingi parliament

Pirate Party Still Largest in Iceland

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the country’s most popular party after it first topped polls one month ago, according to the latest MMR survey. Support for the party increased from 32 percent to 32.7 percent between April 21 and May 20.