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.
Only 17.8 percent of Icelanders used public transport regularly in 2014, according to new figures from Statistics Iceland.
The Pirate Party is by far Iceland’s largest political party, according to a new poll by MMR published today.
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.
Travel website arcadiabroadway.com 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.
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....