Avalanche Warning on Skarðströnd

An avalanche fell from the mountain Heinabergsfjall last night on road 590 on Skarðströnd in West Iceland’s Dalir region. This is the third avalanche to fall on that part of the road in the last few days.

Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Bjarni Benediktsson to Be PM?

Iceland’s most influential television personality and political blogger Egill Helgason wrote in his blog post today on that the one reason for the government pushing through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson’s proposal to withdraw from European Union talks is that...

Foreign Minister Sends Strong Signal to Uganda

The Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson released a statement yesterday deploring the President of Uganda’s decision to sign an Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which further criminalizes homosexuality and makes it punishable by up to life imprisonment.

Of Monsters and Men poster

Of Horses and Men Big Winner at Film and TV Awards

In Hollywood they have the Oscars, in Iceland it is the Eddas, the Icelandic Film and Television Awards. This year’s award ceremony was in held in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík on Saturday.

The winners:

Best Film: Hross í oss (Of Horses and Men)
Best Director:...

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Thirty Days for Stealing Bra and Shaver

The Akureyri District Court, North Iceland, sentenced a woman in her twenties to 30 days in prison for attempting to steal a bra at grocery store Hagkaup just before Christmas as well as a fridge magnet, oven gloves and electronic shaver in a hardware store in October.