Danger at Dyrhólaey, Tourists Ignore Closures

The Environment Agency of Iceland has closed parts of Dyrhólaey promontory in South Iceland after a big rockslide fell 120 meters (400 feet) down from the promontory’s highest point and into the ocean on Monday. Visitors are asked to respect the closures.

Cod & Horse (PS)

By Páll Stefánsson
One-and-a-half hours north of Reykjavík is Rjúkandi, one of the best restaurants in the republic.
Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Icelanders Don’t Trust PM

Only 9 percent of Icelanders believe that Prime Minister and chair of the Progressive Party Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is an honest person, according to new poll by MMR. Even fewer, or 5 percent of respondents, find that the PM has charisma.

Dettifoss waterfall.

Two Icelandic Waterfalls on Top Ten List

Travel website has made a list of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Two of the waterfalls are in Iceland: Gullfoss in South Iceland is number eight and Dettifoss in North Iceland is number nine.

Salaries in Iceland below European Average

In 2012, the hourly labor cost in the European Union was EUR 24.1 (ISK 3,550, USD 26.2) on average, while in Iceland it was EUR 23.2. In 2012, the highest labor cost for all economic activities in Europe was in Norway, EUR 57.1 per paid hour. The labor cost was the lowest in Bulgaria, EUR 3.4....