Benedikt Jóhannesson holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Mathematics from the Florida State University. He is born in Reykjavík. Since 1983 he has been running a consulting company Talnakönnun (Data Analysis) and since 2000 the publishing company Heimur. He has been board member of various Icelandic companies, including some of Iceland's largest companies. Benedikt has published a collection of short stories. He is the editor of a weekly newsletter on Icelandic business and economics.
According to the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police there was no truth to the story of a tourist being mugged in central Reykjavík yesterday.
The northern lights forecast for West Iceland, especially around Reykjavík, tonight is great, grade 9 (the highest level), with clear skies.
More than eight thousand people protested against the government's decision to write a letter to the European Union withdrawing Iceland as an applicant country for membership to the EU. The coalition government of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party decided to bypass Alþingi,...
After six months the eruption in Holuhraun is over—at least for now. The eruption was one of the biggest and most dangerous in Icelandic history, spewing toxic gases all over the country and filling a very large area with lava.
Earlier today a new webcam was set up to follow the Holuhraun eruption. With this new camera one can watch the eruption from a new angle.
Winters are perfect for a lot of things. It is pretty good for freezing, which helps if you want to go skating on the Reykjavík Pond. Building snowmen is another great thing that is hard to do in summer.