Iceland loses more topsoil per year than any other country in the world, according to ecologist Jóhann Þórisson at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.
The personal driver of foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is the best paid government driver with ISK 700,000 (USD 5,150 USD, EUR 4,760) per month, according to daily DV, which requested information about the salaries of ministers’ drivers.
Icelandic musician and icon Björk Guðmundsdóttir has made this year’s Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Interestingly, she is the only person from the Nordic countries on the 2015 annual list.
Iceland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May could be in jeopardy as a result of the ongoing strike in Iceland. District Commissioner lawyers, whose job it is to certify that popular voting for the winner of the national competition, who gets sent to Vienna, has been...
This summer in Iceland will be colder than average with a 30-percent chance of a wetter than usual summer, according to meteorologist at the Icelandic Met Office Trausti Jónsson.
Hiking tours to the Holuhraun eruption site this upcoming summer are sold out at two tour operators, Ferðafélag Íslands (the Iceland Touring Association) and Útivist, which have mainly catered to Icelandic tourists. Other companies are also organizing trips to the eruption site ahead of the peak...
In a draft resolution to be presented at this weekend’s bi-annual congress of the Progressive Party, which is chaired by Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, global warming is described as bringing “exciting” opportunities.